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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2551] (1068/1262)

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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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A so-called Conseil de Sante had been formed at Tehran in 1899,
if not earlier ; and placed under the Ministry of Public Instruction ; but
it was rather a society for the discussion of medical subjects than a
branch of the public service, and it soon ceased to meet regularly. At
length in July 1904 a permanent Sanitary Council for Persia, such as
had been suggested by the Austro-Hungarian representatives at Paris
in 1894, was constituted by Imperial decree upon a quasi-international
basis; it was to meet once a month or oftener ; it was to discuss all sani-
tary questions affecting the country ; it was to depend on the Persian
Ministry of the Interior ; and it might correspond directly with similar
bodies in other countries, especially with the Constantinople Board of
Health and with the Office Sanitaire International Central de Paris
proposed by the Paris Conference of 1903, should the latter ever be
created. At the time of its formation the Sanitary Council of Persia
included (besides representatives of various Departments of the Persian
Government) the European physicians of the court and the medical
officers of the foreign Legations, and the members of British nationality
were then four in number as against two French, two Russian, one
German, one American and one Turkish. The new Council has directed
its attention to questions of practical hygiene, but chiefly to the subject
of epidemics ; and some improvement of sanitary conditions generally,
the foundation of a vaccination Institute and the opening of new hos
pitals at certain centres in the provinces are claimed as the fruits of ^ its
labours, but in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. there are not as yet many tangible
evidences of its activity. The Council publishes a monthly report of its
proceedings, and all consular and other European doctors in Persia are
treated as corresponding members. Since the spring of 190o the Council
has, as a matter of' courtesy, been supplied by the Eesidency Surgeon
at Bushehr and the Assistant-Surgeons under his orders with information
relating to the public health in the neighbourhood of the places where they
are stationed ; but it is reported to have shown, under the presidentship
of Dr Schneider, a French physician to the Shah, an inclination to disregard
the official reports of the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon and to attach weight
to the irresponsible communications of M. Bussiere.
A charitable dispensary under the Assistant-Surgeon in charge of
quarantine was opened at Bandar 'Abbas in March 1906 and has been
the means of relieving much suffering among the very poor; this measure
"jvas undertaken by the Government of India.
The Persian
of India dis
opened at
'Abba#, 1906.
Preventive measures in the 'Oman Sultanate, 1896-1907.
The case of 'Oman next falls to be considered The S nit an of
'Oman did not agree, until considerable pressure had been
Mm, to the adoption of any precautionary measures ag^nst plague at
his ports of Masqat and Gwadar. Eventually with e fi eo t apParent y
from the ]3th of January 1897, rules drafted by a committee wmch
consisted of the Foreign Consular officers at Masqat and a representative
Apathy of
the Sultan,

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2551] (1068/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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