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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎26] (39/1782)

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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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 XIV.
1884—1888.
Period xiv.
1884-1888.
Viceroy alt y or Lord Dufferin, December
1884. to December 1888
A.
Renewed tension between Britain and Russia, ; occupation
by latter of Merv, 1884, the Panjdehi incident, 1885,
and addition to the Indian Army of 30,000 men
{Continued in Period XV, heading A.)
(i) Escape and surrender of Ayub Khan, 1887 -
B.
Persian affairs, 1884-1888 . . . . •
{Continued in Period XV, heading B.)
(i) Opening of the Lower Kftrun to navigation, 1888
(n) Formation of the Persian Governorship of the Gulf Ports, 1887
(tit) Period of great Persian activity 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. , 188/-1888
C. Turkish affairs and Turco-Persian relations, 1884-1888
{Continued in Period XV, heading C.)
(i) Shalhah island dispute, 1884
(tt) Construction of Turkish fort at Fao, 1885''1888 ....
1). Affairs 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 ; Oman, 1884-1888
{Continued in Period XV, heading D.)
(t) Troubles Indian traders settled at Dohah in Qatar
(ii) Turkish and Persian intrigues against Bahrain in 1888 and British
naval action taken
(m) Turkish intrigues against Trucial 'Oman 1888 ....
{iv) Limited guarantee given by British Government for the safety of
Masqat and Matrah, 1886 .......
-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.
1884-1888
{Continued in Period XV, heading JS.)
(t) Visits of Russian officers to the Gulf, 1887-1888 ....
(tt) Al'chajological investigations begun at Shush in 1885-1886 by the
French, and at Nifar in Turkish Arabia by the Americans in
1888 ."
{Hi) American consulate established at Baghdad, 1889
F. British naval arrangements and maritime security, 1884-
1888 ...... . . . .
{Continued in Period XV, heading F.}
{») Number of naval ships subsidised by Indian Government reduced
from six to four
(«) Arrival in 1885 of the "Persepolis" and the " Susa " for the
Persian navy .....
G. The arms trade, 1884-1888 ,
{Continued in Period a V, heading G.)
(') British and British protected firms engage in the trade in spite
of warning .....
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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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