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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2262] (779/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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employed on the boats is 8,884 ; it follows that the average crew of
a Persian pearl boat is less than 10 hands.
The total number of pearl boats in the whole Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. is
apparently about 4^500, and the number of men who engage in pearl
diving exceeds 74,000. The average size of a pearl boat varies,
as will be observed, from one part of the Gulf to another; but
it may be stated generally that the crew of a sea-going boat is
from 6 to 42 hands, while that a boat working along the coast
only is usually from 4 to 6. In some localities, however, especially upon
the Persian side, men work entirely single-handed in Varjis or small
skiffs.
It will be noticed that, in some places, the number of hands required
to man the boats belonging to the port is much larger than the port
itself could possibly supply. The explanation is that the crews are
completed by strangers : in Oman these strangers are, to a large
extent. Bedouins from the Dhafrah, Baraimi and Dhahirali districts.
More than half of the pearl fishing industry in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. is
under the protection or virtual protection of Great Britain, the figures
in this respect being :—
Protecting power.
Number of boats
protected,
Number of men
employed on the
boats protected.
Great Britain
2,593
48,878
Kone
817
12,890
Persia
...
889*
8,389
Turkey
167
3.444
Indeterminate
36
495
Total
4,501
74,096
•Exclusive of 36 boats at Hanjam village on Han jam Island.
ANKEXUEE No. 4.—TABLE OE THE PEARL BANKS OF
THE PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
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• Pl arl bants o f the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. may be divided into three sets,
Tnwn ^TTWI, 011 the . Arabian sifl « between Eas Tanurah and Djba'
Tanfirk i Arab,aI1 side between Kuwait Town and Kas
lanurah , and nil) those on the Persian side.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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