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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎167] (310/1782)

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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could not be made from India to Masqat, and the voyage required per
severance, skill, and a well-found ship; and during June and July, owing
to the persistence of northerly winds, the passage up the Gulf from
Masqat was likely to be " boisterous and tedious
In 1790 there was a practically fixed tariff for the carnage of goods by
river boat m Turkish 'Iraq and 'Arabistan, the unit of calculation being
a bale of 300 to iOO pounds' weight English. The rates per bale from
Basrah were 12 Bombay rupees to Baghdad by the Tigris, 15 Bombay
lupees to Hillah by the Euphrates, and 4 Bombay rupees to Shushtar by
ie Jvamn, aud they included the customs payable to local authorities by
the way as well as freight proper. The cost of sending goods from
lillah to Baghdad by land; on mules or camels, was 4 Bombay rupees
pGP DcllG,
Merchandise could at this time be conveniently forwarded from
Kuwait or Basrah to Aleppo by caravan; and the charge per camel load
of 700 English pounds, covering presents to Shaikhs by the way, was 130
Bombay rupees for piece-goods and 90 Bombay rupees for " gruff " or
heavy merchandise. The rates for carriage to| Baghdad were half those
to Aleppo. The journey from Kuwait to Baghdad by caravan occupied
about 80, and that from Kuwait to Aleppo about 80 days.
Our knowledge of the circumstances of 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. trade at this
time is derived largely from a report on trade furnished by Messrs.
Manesty and Jones of the Basrah Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in 1790, and a summary of
their recommendations for increasing British trade may be interesting- Gulf, 6 1790.
to the reader.
Some of these referred to specific articles of import and export. The
compilers of the report did not apparently despair of the future of the
British woollen trade, but they emphasized the necessity for comparative
cheapness, for absolute suitability of colour, and for the receipt of the
year's consignments on the spot by October at latest. They believed
that hardware and glass might be imported at a profit, and that a market
might be found for English carpets of moderate price. Among valuable
exports they mentioned the drugs of Persia, which they thought had not
received sufficient attention; but they did not consider that Kirman wool,
on account of its increased use for shawl-making and prohibitions against
its export by Ja'far Khan, could now be obtained in a quantity greater
than 3,000 Tabriz Mans per annum. They mentioned the production of
wine as an industry capable of great development; and they suggested
an inquiry into the dyes employed by Persian carpet-makers, which were
more durable than those then known to the manufacturers of Wilton and
Axminster.
Recommeuda'
tions for
promoting
British trade
in the Persian

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎167] (310/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x00006f> [accessed 17 October 2018]

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