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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎185] (328/1782)

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 Gulf in Aprils after operations against Rahmah-bin-Jabir of Qatar,
suggested by the British Resident at Busliehr, had been disallowed by the
Government of India. No formal admission of defeat or written engage
ment for future good conduct was obtained from the piratical tribes; and
the real work of pacification^ as the event showed, yet remained to be
done. The Wahhabi Amir, to whom a communication was addressed, in
reply professed neutrality towards the British and stated that he had
forbidden his followers to attack their vessels.
British trade 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. , 1798-1B10.
The subject of British trade 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. during this period
is dealt with at length in the histories of the Persian Coast and Turkish
'Iraq, and it is therefore unnecessary to enlarge on it here. In Persia
especially there was a general revival of commercial activity, due to the
establishment of order by the Qajars after many years of virtual
anarchy; and a not unsuccessful effort was made by the East India
Company to resuscitate their trade in that country. The mission of
Mehdi 'Ali Khan to Persia in 1798-99 had an important commercial
aspect; so also had that of Captain J. Malcolm in 1799-1801 ; and
exhaustive reports on 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. trade were furnished by Messrs.
Maister and Fawcett, two experts at Bombay, in 1799, and by Captain
Malcolm during his stay in Persia in 1800. Horses, some of them for
the King^s and the Company's mounted troops in India, were at this time
a not unimportant export from both Turkish 'Iraq and Persia. The
trade carried on by native merchants in Turkish Iraq was oppressed by
heavy import, export, and transit duties; and the Turkish currency
became hopelessly depreciated, the value of the piastre falling from one-
tenth of a pound sterling at Basrah in 1788 to one-twenty-fifth at
Constantinople in 1811.
British political establishments 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. , 1798-1810.
There is little to notice in connection with British official matters
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. , during the period, besides the exceptional employ- Khan in
ment of Mehdi 'Ali Khan, a Persian gentleman, as Resident at Bushehr 1 ema by fche

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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' [‎185] (328/1782), 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_100023575942.0x000081> [accessed 15 November 2018]

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