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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎25] (38/1782)

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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D. AtTains and relations of the West Coast 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.
and of 'Oman, 1880-1884
{Continued in Period XI, heading D.)
(i) Turkish intrigues against Bahrain and " Exclusive Agreement"
given|by Shaikh of Bahrain to hold no political relations with
any Power hut the British, 1880, see also page 301 . .
(n) Turkish Government informed in 1882 that Britain did not admit
her claim to Qatar. Shaikh of Dohah compelled to admit British
traders ..........
(Hi) Attack by rebels on Masqat in 1883 repulsed by Sultan-with British
aid ...........
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.
and Turkish ^Iraq, 1880-1884
{Continued in Period XIV, heading E.)
(i) French activity in 'Arabistan and subsidised steamer service to the
Gulf, 1881. See also Chapter X, Period IV, heading L ,
(it) French Vice-Consulate at Basrah closed, 1873 ....
(in) Russian Consulate established at Baghdad in 1881
F. British naval arrangements and maritime security, 1880-
1884
{Continued in Period XIV, heading F.)
(i) Question of salutes and flags, 1879-1882 .....
{ii) Revival in 1883 of Persian navy scheme and two small ships ordered
from Germany. See also Chapter XI, Period VI, heading 1
(iii) _ • • *
{Hi) Continuance of piracy off Coast of Hasa. Impossibility of obtain
ing Turkish co-operation. British naval ships absolved in 1881
from obligation to respect the three-mile limit on the I urkish
coast »•••• • • • • •
G. The <f Arms Tradein 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. , 1880-1884 . .
{Continued in Period XIV, heading Gr.)
(t) Commencement of the trade. Importations at Muhammerah by
French merchants
(ii) Importation of arms into Persia prohibited by the Shah in 1881 .
II. Communications, 1880-1884
{Continued in Period XIV, heading /.)
(i) Turkish opposition to British post offices . . • • •
I. British official matters. 1880-1884
{Continued in Period XIV t heading J.)
(i) Virtual evacuation of Basidu, 1883 ...•••
{ii) Despatch vessel sanctioned for the Resident at Bushehr, 1884 •
{Hi) Turkish obstruction of the Euphrates and ligris Steam Navigation
Company
{iv) Transfer of Zanzibar from Government of India to Home Govern
ment iu 1883
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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. .
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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:

Extent and format
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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