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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎188] (331/1782)

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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J i i
Subjection of
the British
establishments
in the Persian
Gulf to the
Government
by Bombay,
1806.
188
"beg leave to iterate my solicitaticms for reinforcement of sepoyp ae
"absolutely necessary to defend this old ruin from the attempts its appear-
"ance seems to invite with impunity to the beastly rabble which have of
" late inhabited this place.Basrah continued to be, at the beginning of
the period, the channel through which the most recent European news
was received by the British in India; and thus we find the Eeeident
remarking, in closing a letter to the Governor and Council of Bombay
on the 10th October 1799 ; "I have also the honour to transmit you the ; '
" Lloyd^s Evening Post from the 12th to the 29th July and Journal de"
" Francfort from the 22nd July to the 9th August, containing very inter-'"
" esting intelligence, to which I beg leave to make a respectful reference,"
In 1806 the Residencies at Baghdad and Bushehr were made in all
respects subordinate to the Government of Bombay, and the Residents
were prohibited from corresponding direct with the Government of
India, which previously, it would seem, they had been at liberty to do.
HISTORY OF THE PERSIAxN GULF FROM THE END
OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA IN THE EAST TO THE
FINAL ESTABLISHMENT OF MARITIME SECURITY
IN THE GULF, 1810-1836.
The next period in the history 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. was distinguished
by immunity from the disturbing influences of European politics,
and by the close and beneficial attention which Britain devoted to
local questions, especially the repression of piracy. The Perso-
Russian war of 1804- closed indecisively with the Treaty of Gulietan
in 1813. I'anger from France no longer existed; in India, apart from
the Gurkha war of 1814-1815 and the Pindari and Maratha troubles
of 1817, peace and security generally prevailed; and it was not until
towards the close of the period that Russia, having defeated both
Persia and Turkey in the field, and having obtained by the 1 reaty of
Turkmanchai in 1828 and that of Unkiar Skelessi in 1833 a command
ing influence in those countries, began to be suspected by British
politicians of designs * on India similar to those formerly attributed
IlluBtrations of the Russophobia which came into existence at this time wilt ba
founa in the worki of various contemporary writers, c.<7., in Wellsted's 2 18
Arabia (I, 400—04) and Mignan's Winter Journey (II, 144—171).

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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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