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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎187] (330/1782)

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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It was added, no doubt in accordance with the customs of the Resi
dency, that,—
Every Sunday, from sunrise to sunset, the flag was to remain hoisted ; and, when
ever any ship appeared in the offing displaying the English colours, it was to be
immediately answered by the hoisting of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. (flag); and on the three festival
dayfl, viz., Christmas, New Year's Day, and His Majesty the King of Great Britain's
Birthday, the usual ceremonies were to be observed and the accustomed gratuities be
bestowed on the sepoys, etc.
In 1803, as mentioned elsewhere, Mehdi 'Ali Khan was compulsorily
retired from the service, his phenomenal mendacity, though faithfully exer
cised in his employers^ interest, having become, it would appear, a cause of
scandal and even of diplomatic difficulties. On his retirement he received
a pension of E800 a month ; and, when he died in July 1804 leaving
little or no property, it was continued at the reduced rate of R500 a
month to his heirs. The financial responsibility of sending his corpse
to Najaf for interment at an estimated expenditure of 5,20,000 was
undertaken, in case a grant for the purpose should not be sanctioned by
Government, by his friend Mr. Duncan, who apparently caused the body
to be accompanied by a Mr. Henshaw. Mr. Duncan referred to his own
conduct on this occasion as (l a mark of attention, which I can never
cf regret to have shown to the last solicitations of an extraordinary man,
" whose uncommon talents have during a period of about eighteen years
" been in various instances ably applied to the promotion of the British
" interests in that quarter of Asia extending from the Ganges River to
u the Caspian and Red Seas, of which the Company at home have more than
(( once expressed their sense, accompanying their latest mention of the
te subject in relation more particularly to the beneficial operation of his
f< great proceedings in that quarter and to the increased vend he had made
" such progress in introducing, and was so likely to establish, for our
i( British woollens with the expression of a desire that some complimentary
f< token of their approbation might be bestowed on him by this Govern-
'* mentand he added "As no good opportunity occurred of carrying this
{< part of their orders into effect, they may perhaps be pleased to consider
it the more allowable to be put to some expenses in procuring for him a
"coveted grave."
The state of the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. building at Bushehr in 1798 is sufficiently Miscollaneous
explained by the following request addressed by Mr. Hankey Smith to matters -
Government after the local disturbances which occurred in that year: u I

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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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