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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎24] (37/1782)

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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XXIV
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 XII.
Ib76—1880.
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PERIOD XIII.
1880—1884.
(«) Turkish operation against the W ahhabis, 1879
{Hi) Turkish claims to 'Odaid ..••••
D. Affairs and relations of the West Coast of the Persian
Gulf and of Omanj IS / G-1B&0 .
{Continued in Period XIJI, heading D,)
(i) Disturbances in Bahrain and a British Political Officer with a mili
tary guard sent to reside on the main island in 1879
(n) Occupation of Matrah and investment of Masqat by rebels in L877 .
E Foreign powers other than Britain 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. ,
1876-1880
{Continued in Period XIII, heading E.)
{i) French urchieological researches at Tallo .....
(u) Slave traders begin to use French flag
F. British naval arrangements and maritime security, 187G-
1880 . . ^
{Continued in Period XIII, heading F.)
(i) Serious outbreak of piracy in 1878 along coast of Hasa and Qatar,
and difficulties with the Turks
(u) Agreement in 1879 among Shaikhs of Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. for surrender
of absconding debtors ,...••••
G. Marine and other surveys, 1878-1880 . . . •
{Continued in Period XIV, heading H.)
IT. Communications, 1876-1880 ... ...
{Continued in Period XIII, heading R.)
(i) The " Tigris Valley Railway " scheme, 1878-1879
I. British official matters 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. and Turkish
; Iraq, 1876-1880
{Continued in Period XIII, heading I.)
(t) Suggestion to supply Resident at Bushehr with a steam vessel in
exchange for one of the three naval vessels ....
(n) Status of British representative at Basrah raised from that of a
Vice-Consul to a Consul, 1879 ......
{Hi) Distribution of the Gudh bequest ......
PERIOD XIII.
1880-1884.
vlceroyalty of lord illpon, jline 1880 to
December 1884i
Page.
276
276
m
277
277
277
277
278
m
278
279
279
279
279
279
280
280
280
281
A. Period without signal change of any kind .... 281
B. Persian affairs, 1880-1884 , . . 281
{Continued in Period XIV, heading B%)
( . Turkish affairs and Turoo-Persian relations, 1880-1884 . 281
(Continued in Period XIV, heading C.)
(i) Formation in 1881 of a " Department of Public Debt" by which
1 urkish liuance, came to a large extent under international control 281

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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)
Arrangement

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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