'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (136/1782)
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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The Telegraphs of the Persian Gule in their
relation to the telegraph systems of persia
and Turkey 2400
A. Oonstantinople-Baghdad line completed^ 1861
. . . 2WZ
(i) Extended to Fao, January 27th J 1865, and to Khauaqin on October
13th, 1864 2403
(ii) Anglo-Turkish Convention for working the whole line, 3rd Septem
ber 1864 2404
(a) One wire between Constantinople and Fao to be reserved
for Indian traffic 2404
B. Alternative line from Bushehr to Khanaqin via Tehran,
completed September ^Bth, 1864 2406
(i) Anglo-Persian Agreement for working of the line, 6th February
C. Connection of Turkish and Persian lines with Indian system
by way of the Gulf, 1863-1868 2408
(i) Land line from Karachi to Gwadur and cable thence to Fao viA
Malcolm Inlet, completed 8th April 1864 .... 2413
(ii) Auxiliarv cable laid between Karachi and Gwadur, November
(Hi) Telegraph treaties with Maskat of 17th November 1864 and 19th
January 1865, also Agreement with Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman . 2411
D. Duplication of Bushehr-Tehran-Khanaqin line . • _• 2414
(») Anglo-Persian Telegraph Convention of 23rd November 1865
[superseded by Convention of 1872, vide heading I (i) below] . 2414
E. Duplication of Gwadur-Bushehr line by land line to Jashk
and cable to Bushehr, 1865-1869 2416
(i) Anglo-Persian Telegraph Convention of 2nd April 1868 . . 2416
(a) Prolonged to 31st January 1925 ..... 2423
F. Diversion of cable from " Telegraph Islet (Malcolm Inlet)
to Jashk and Hanjam, 1868 2418
(i) Persian authorisation of the Haujiim station, 29th March 1868
(it) Anglo-Persian Agreement relating to the Jashk station, 2oth
February 1887 ... .....
(a) Exemption of telegraph officials at Jashk and their servants
from payment of customs dues ....
G. Provision of an Indo -European line entirely through Peisia
alternative to that through Turkey 2419
(t) The Siemens' concessions of 1868 for a line between London and
Tehran viA Russia and Prussia
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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