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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2609] (1126/1262)

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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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2609
Year.
N et revenue from
the Gulf customs (in
Tumans).
Net revenue from the
customs of all Persia
(in Tumans).
REMARKS.
f
The figure for all
Persia includes octroi
and Eahdari, abolish
ed afterwards in 1901,
1899—-1900
1,406,444
The customs of all
Persia were farmed
by the new Depart
ment, except those of
Azarbaljan which had
come under their
direct management.
1900—1901
319,742
1,700,630
Octroi and Rahdari
were abolished by law
all over Persia.
1901—1902
453 ; 823
2,008,568
Much progress was
made in organising
the Customs of the
Gulf.
1902—1903
404,859
2,079,075
The Gulf receipts
suffered, on account
of cessation of busi
ness, from the im-
1903—1904
1904-1905
1,064,651
820,170
3,037,894
2,607,000
1905—1906
740,526
2,550,000
position of the rew
tariff on the 14th of
February 1903, to Uie
end of the financial
year.
The full benefit of the
new tariff began to be
reaped in tbis year.
Business generally was
depressed by cholera
in Persia and by the
Russo-Japanese war ;
and receipts in the
Gulf were reduced
by the diversion of
tea imports from the
Gulf to the Caucasus
route in consequence
of operations by the
Russian S. N. and T.
Co.
There was an exten
sive failure of the
opium crop in Persia;
while in the Gulf the
diversion of tea in
creased, and evasion
of duty was general.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2609] (1126/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023514765.0x00007c> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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