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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎151] (294/1782)

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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French interests and proceedings 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. , 1763-1797.
During the period that elapsed between the end of the Seven Years'
War and the French Revolution ; France appears to have been, as before,
without any official representative in Persia. At Basrah she had in
1765 a Resident or Consul who did not trade, whose salary was irre
gularly paid, and whom the Mutasallim in 1765 decided to treat on
ceremonial occasions as inferior in rank to the British Resident. The
Latin Bishop of Baghdad was generally a Frenchman; and before the
French Revolution he ordinarily discharged, in addition to his episcopal
duties, those of French Consul at the headquarters of the Pasha^s
Government. After the Revolution, at least ill 1796-97, the
French representative at Baghdad was a layman^ who was described as
"le commissaire des relations commerciales but whose position probably
did not differ in any essential point from that of an ordinary Consul.
Through their Consul at Baghdad, and through agents in Mauritius,
the French Government at this time generally maintained a friendly
intercourse with the ruler of "'Oman; but mutual amenities were in
abeyance from 1781 to 1790 in consequence of the unauthorised seizure by
a French privateer of a war-vessel belonging to the Imam. In 1785 a
French mission from Mauritius sought permission to establish a French
Factory at Masqat, but their efforts met with no better success than
the similar endeavours of the British about the same time.
After the declaration of war by Britain against France in 1793
and the union of Holland with France in 1795, a period of unrest and
intrigue in the countries adjoining 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. began ; but up to
1797 there was no decided action in this region by the British, who
had enough to occupy them in India, Ceylon and the Dutch East Indies.
The most important political mission sent to the Middle East by
France at this time was one which consisted of Citizens Bruguiere and
Olivier, two eminent naturalists. It remained five years, from 1793 to
1798, in Turkey, Egypt and Persia; and its proceedings are fully
related by M. Olivier in his book * of travels.
The delegates, who, except during their short visit to Persia, seem
to have been engaged rather in the study of politics, trade, and natural
French
political
establish
ments,
1763-97.
Dealings of
the French
with the
'Oman Sul
tanate,
1763-92.
French ac
tivity in,
the Persian
Gulf,
1763-92.
Mission of
MM.
Bruguiere
and Olivier to
Turkey and
Persia,
1793-98.
* Dr. G. A. Olivier's Voyage dans VEmpire Othoman, VHgypte et la Persct
Paris, 1801-1807.

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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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