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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2445] (962/1262)

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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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2445
"bs"/
Bstablisliment of Indian post offices in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , 1864-92.
The re-opening in 1862 of direct communication between India
and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. gave rise to a demand for properly organised post
offices. For a time letters were forwarded in packets from Bombay
and Karachi to Basrah and other ports in the Gulf, and were distri
buted by the agents of the British India Company, who also collected
letters for despatch ; but the methods of distribution and posting were
primitive and unsatisfactory. Some of the letters were prepaid with
Indian postage stamps ; but the majority were either unpaid or insuffici
ently paid, and no attempt was made to realise the proper postal dues.
The need of a better system of postal communication having become
apparent, the Government of India, on the recommendation of the local
political officers, decided that it should be supplied. Post offices were
opened at Masqat and Bushehr, on the 1st of May 1864 ; at Lingeh and
Bandar 'Abbas, on the 1st of April 1867 ; at Basrah and Baghdad, on
the 1st of January 1868 ; and at Gwadar, on the 12th of April 1868.
Supplementary post offices, completing the system, were added at Jashk,
on the 1st of September 1880 ; at Bahrain, on the 1st of August 1884 ;
and at Muhammareh, on the 19th of July 1892,
Discipline, control and inspection of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. post offices,
1864-1907.
From the first a tacit understanding prevailed that the postal Discipline,
employes in charge of the Gulf offices should be subject, in non-depart
mental matters, to the authority of the political officers having jurisdic
tion at their stations, and in some eases the offices were at first _ worked
by members of the political officers^ establishments j but no principle was
expressly laid down and some regrettable friction occurred, especially at
Masqat and Basrah where the postmasters for a time succeeded^ in
shaking off the bonds of departmental discipline as well as of political
control. Since 1879, the Postmaster-General of Bombay has consistently-
treated the Gulf offices as dependent on the political or consular establish
ments to which they are attached; but even this did not prevent the
occurrence of some trouble at Basrah in 1882-83. In 1884, however, a
distinct ruling was given by the Government of India as to the position
of the Postmasters at Basrah and Baghdad, since which year there has
been no insubordination.
The post offices in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. were at first included in the Coatrol.
Bombay Postal Circle; but in 1869 they were transferred to the Sind
Circle and placed under the Chief Inspector of Post Offices, Sind; in.
1879 they were re-transferred to the Bombay Circle and came again under
the authority of the Postmaster-General of Bombay. In 1892 the post

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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)
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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