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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎174] (317/1782)

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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and Mlrza
Muhammad
Eiza 5 Treaty
of Finkin-
skin ) and
British
rupture with
the Porte,
1801-1807.
Relations of
France with
the 'Omau
Sultanate,
1803-1808.
Second
mission of
(General)
by the Persians. In 180^ a proposal by France for joint action by
herself and Persia against Russia, with whom Persia was now at war,
was still rejected by the Shah, although properly authenticated. The
reason for its rejection may have been a lingering hope of British
assistance, which he would have preferred, on the part of the Shab. In
1 ^05 Colonel Romieu visited Tehran on a regular mission from Napoleon •
and he was followed in the next year by M. Jaubert, who induced the
Persian monarch to send a high official, named Mirza Muhammad
Riza, to Europe to treat with Napoleon. The result of Mirza Muham
mad Riza^s mission was the treaty of Finkinstein, whereby, in May
1807, France and Persia became allies on equal terms against their
common enemy Russia; but in 1807-1808, the Persian Government
twice took measures to persuade the British Resident at Bushehr that
their close relations with France did not imply any unfriendliness
towards Britain.
Early in 1807 a rupture occurred between Britain and the Porte
in oonsequenoe of an intimacy which had sprung up between the
urkish and the French Governments, and in Europe Britain and Turkey
were nominally at war until the beginning of 1809 ; but the Pasha of
ag .dad, partly perhaps on account of the despatch of a strong British
naval squadron to 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. in 1807, decided to ignore the quarrel
e ween us master and the British power, and in Turkish 'Iraq matters
remained on a perfectly amicable footing.
i . ma i' also the I reni li entertained political views, which were no
doubt connected with their larger schemes in Persia; but their policy
here was at first frustrated by the steady adbereoce of Saiyid SmtL to
r 's o£ 1,98 "id 1800 with Britain. In 1803 M. de
Cava.gna,, was specially deputed to Masqat by Geueral de Caeo. the
Polrttl A 0 ™" 01 . Mauriti ™. » establish a French Consulate and
and h Sult5n de<!lil ' ed t" discuss the matter,
1807 lfi(K 'T' emifisar . 1 turned disappointed to his head-quarters. In
entered + Sai ^ Sultan's son and successor Saiyid Sa'ld
was b 8t I't ti0ne With IW ' an ' 1 a Consular Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
J Masqat under M. Dallons,
Gover 6 ^7^ ^ FrenCl1 Wl " tl1 the Shkh P laced His Majesty^
G-ernmeut and the Government of India both on the alert, a.d the *
^
that in 1808 the ^er ' la,, Golf field 5 bnt ^ m!x y be mentioned
I^abul and Sind. All rf fi 1 ? n ' 1,a 8en ^ m, ' ss ' ons also to the rulers of Laliore,
and the treaties concluded bvtWt at . first, to the ^PPO^d French danger;
to Sind was begun bv C f • c " 0 contained anti-Frfnch articles. The mission
"»» carried through bv Mr v' "n at Mo3 ? a b "h" mitraaoaged it, and
K«h»l m i 39 i„„, wereh /, ' ' „ Evident at Bs.hchr. The More and
6 hea ' W ^ Metcalfe and Elphimtone respeclirelj.

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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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