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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2436] (953/1262)

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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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Cable ship
and plant.
u Amberwitch " was
of greater speed—7
At all these stations the British flag is flown.
In July 1879 the original cable steamer
replaced by the " Patrick Stewarta vessel
knots—and capacity. In September 1881 complete plant for the
manufacture of cable was erected at Karachi^ rendering the Depart
ment independent of Europe in regard to the supply of new cable for
repairs. A bout one knot of cable per diem can be manufactured at
the Karachi works.
The total staff of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. section of the Indo-European
Telegraphs,, including the officers and subordinates already mentioned in
the paragraph on stations above^ is composed as follows
Gazetted Officers ......
Medical establishment* .....
General service clerks (including staff of cable steamer)
Local service signallers .....
Desk clerks . . . ^ t .
Office establishment ......
Instrument workshop employes ....
Land line establishment .....
Cable factory An East India Company trading post. employes .....
Complement of the cable steamer
Menials in offices ......
Gazetted officers are occasionally transferred from the Indian to
the Indo-European Telegraph Department, signalling clerks being
frequently so transferred, and are occasionally translated in the opposite
direction; but there is no connection between the two Departments,
and the bulk of the staS of the I. E. T. D. is independently obtained.
The whole expenditure of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. section of the Indo-
European Telegraphs in 1904-05 was Ks. 6 ,78 ,651; and the
proportionate share of the total departmental receipts" was assesse
in the same year at Rs. 14,75,957. The capital expenditure of the
whole Department in 1904-05 was Rs. 2,71,783, raising
expenditure on capital account to Es. 1,39,71,578; and on this sum
a net profit of Us. 6,15,924 for the year was obtained, giving a
return to outlay at the rate of 4*4 per cent.
Jashk dis
Below are statements shewing the amount and distribution of the
British political subsidies, exclusive of that paid to the Persia^
Government, which are disbursed annually in connection with
land line of telegraph through Persian Makran.
The subsidy in the Jashk district amounts to Rs. 840 p er
and is payable to the Mirs of Jashk jointly.
•There is an Assistant Surgeon at each of the stations of Jaahk, Hishehi

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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:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2436] (953/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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