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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎152] (295/1782)

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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history than in practical negotiations, arrived at Constantinople in Mav
1793 and remained there until the following November. A French
Envoy-Extraordinary, in the person of Citizen Descorches, was then
present in the Turkish capital; but, as a nominee of the revolutionaries,
he was not recognised by the Porte; and the French community at
Constantinople were much divided among themselves by political
questions. The greater part of 1794 was spent by MM. Bruguiere
and Olivier on the Turkish islands of the Levant; and from December
1794 till May 1795 they were in Egypt. At the end of August 1795
they left Constantinople, to which they had returned, for Persia j
they were supplied by Citizen Verninae, the successor of M. Descorches,
with the necessary funds and with letters for the Pasha of Baghdad
and the Prime Minister of Persia ; and they were the bearers of a
verbal communication from the Porte to the Government of Persia.
The travellers remained at Aleppo from the middle of November 1796
to the end of February 1796, the delay being partly due to warnings
which they received from their friends that, if they attempted to continue
their journey otherwise than in company with a regular caravan, they
might be destroyed by Bedouin hirelings of the British Consul at
Aleppo; and the case of * M. Borel du Bourg seems to have been
cited to them as an instance in point. MM. Bruguiere and Olivier
reached Baghdad at the beginning of April 1796, stayed there for about
six weeks, and were brought into contact during their visit with
Sulaiman Pasha, whom they were fortunate enough to cure of an
alarming complaint. At Baghdad they had opportunities of con
ferring with their fellow-countrymen Citizens Rousseau and Outrey,
of whom the former was French a Commissioner for Commercial
Relations at Baghdad, while the latter was at once a merchant and
Court physician to the Pasha; and here too they provided themselves
with an interpreter in the shape of a young French clerk, named
Caraman. Phey left Baghdad again on the 18th of May 1796 and
reached Tehran on the 2nd of July ; but Agha Muhammad Khan, the
nilei of Persia, had gone to Khurasan, and they decided to await his
leturn in one of the villages near the capital, prosecuting in the mean
while thcii botanical and zoological researches. Agha Muhammad Khan
airived at Tehran on the 20th of September, and two days later the
French delegates had the first of a series of interviews with Haji Ibrahim,
his Prime Minister, to whom they presented their letter of introduction
the case of M. Borel du Bourg, see the chapter on the history of Kuwait.

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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)
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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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