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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2526] (1043/1262)

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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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Arabian Bahrain was affected in July and August^ and it is stated that 7,000
eoast, caseg occurred in the islands, but this is believed to be an overestimate ;
about the same time the disease was prevalent in Qatif also. At the
end of the summer a severe outbreak took place on the coast of Trucial
^Oman, but by November it had spent itself.
It is not clear whether this epidemic in 1898 was connected with
the Indian and European epidemic of the preceding year.
Cholera Conference at Dresden, 1893.
herence of
the Govern
ment of
At a fresh Conference on the subject of cholera which met at
Dresden in 1893 Great Britain and Turkey were as usual represented,
but Persia again took no part in the proceedings. The conclusions of
the Dresden Conference, which related rather to the control of cholera
by land and sea after it should have succeeded in entering Europe, may
be regarded as in the main supplementary to those of the Venice Con
ference of 1892-; but some of them are of general interest.
The Dresden assembly vetoed land quarantines, continned the therefold
classification of ships as cc infected cc suspected " and a healthy ', and
laid down the principle that even passengers arriving by u infected
ships should not be detained under observation for more than five days
after arrival. Certain articles of commerce were declared ^ to be
" susceptible "—that is especially capable of conveying choleraic infec
tion—and were consequently made liable to exclusion or disinfection,
but not to detention, on arrival at a frontier. The ^ most important
innovation, however, was the imposition of an obligation upon Govein-
ments to notify to one another the formation of " foci of cholera
within their respective territories.
On account principally of this last obligation the Government of
India abstained from adhering to the Dresden Convention, but it was
ratified by Her Majesty's Government and by the other principal powers
of Europe on the 1st of February 1894^ It cannot be doubted that
the article relating to notification of "foci" would have been found
difficult of application in India, or that under it the frequent prevalence
of cholera in India would have been emphasized in a manner likely to
mislead the sanitary authorities of Europe and to affect prejudicial y
the commerce of the country.
Turkish and Persian Quarantine in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , 1872-
the^rYo^ 111 ^ While the Conferences of Venice and Dresden were taking place in
station. Europe, the Turkish Government were trying to overreach Persia politically

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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' [‎2526] (1043/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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