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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎19] (32/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.

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(ii) Absorption of Masqat by Bushehr and o£ Baghdad by Basrah, title of
latter post being changed in 1812 to " Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Turkish
Arabia", vide page 217 ........ 214
(in) Scheme for placing Turkish 'Iraq and the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. under a
single officer; see also page 220 ...... 217
(iv) The " Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Turkish Arabia" made subordinate in
1824 to the " Resident" at Bushehr in all matters affecting the
maritime Arabs and the Persian Coast, and ordered to furnish
him with copies of all his despatches ..... 218
(v) From 1832 onwards Baghdad appears to have become the regular
headquarters of the " Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish Arabia," tlie
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. being almost always described as " Resident
at Baghdad," vide page 217 ....... 218
(vi) Financial—
(a) Salaries prevailing in 1811 ..... 216
(J) Cost of the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish Arabia in 1828-
1829 218
(c) Cost of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Bushehr, in 1829-1830 . . . 219
(vii) British Representation at Tehran. Post filled by nominees of the
Indian Government from 1823 to 1834. See also Chapter XI,
Period IV, heading H (xi) ....... 219
(viii) Suggestion in 1839 to reduce status;of officer at Bushehr from
" Resident" to that of " Assistant to the British Envoy at
Tehran" . .219
(ix) Question of establishing a British station at Kharag, 1830 , . 219
(a?) First Marine Survey of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , 1810-1836 . . . 220
PERIOD IX.
1836-1862.
From the Final Establishment of maritime se
curity in the Gulf to the institution or re
gular steam communication and mail ser
vices, 1836-1862 221
A. Conflict of Russian and British Policy in Persia and
Afghanistan to 1842. See also Chapter XT. Period V,
headings A ; B, F and H 222
{Continued in heading j E heloiv.)
(i) First British Afghan War, 1838-1842 ...... 224
B. Communications to the Mediterranean by rail and river
through Turkish ""Iraq, 1837-1861 ... 226
(Continued in Period X, headings A (iii) and C (iii).)
(i) Armed flotilla of the East India Company on the rivers of Turkish
'Iraq, 1837-1842 226
(n) Origin of the stationnaire at Baghdad (see also page 26^ . . 226
(iii) Introduction of commercial steam navigation on the Tigris in
by Messrs. Lynch and Company ...... 3^7
(iv) Proposed Euphrates valley railway, 1856-57 .... 227
C. Central Arabian Affairs^ 1839-1853 227
(Continued in Period X, heading D.)
(i) Egyptian aggressions, 1839-40.... . . 228
CHAPTER I.
PERSIAN GULF Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. .
PERIOD VIII.
1810—1836
PERIOD IX.
1836—1862.

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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