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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎202] (345/1782)

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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Complaints
by the Persian
Qovernmeat
sgaiiiHt the
British Kcsi-
dent at
Bushehr,
unauthorised
agreement
executed by
the latter,
and his remo
val from
office, 1820-
22.
Naval mea«
sures adopted
by the British
at Basrah was temporarily transferred to Muhammareh; and in the
spring of 1821 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. at Baghdad was for a short time besieged
by Turkish troops with the apparent purpose of intimidating the Resident,
or even of seizing his person. Mr. Rich was able, however, by firm and
judicious action, to extricate himself from his dangerous situation at
Baghdad, and retired via Basrah to Persia, where he remained until his
death from cholera in the autumn of the year. A demand for satis
faction and for the removal of grievances was enforced by Mr. Rich's
successor, Captain Taylor, under instructions from the Indian Govern
ment, by a transfer of the whole British political establishment from
Turkish'Iraq to Kuwait^, where it remained from the end of lb21 until
April 18-2*2. The settlement secured by these means was such as effectually
to safeguard British interests in the Pashaliq, and in 1823 a document in
which it was formally recorded in detail was obtained by Captain Taylor
from the Pasha.
Simultaneously with these difficulties In Turkish 'Iraq, trouble arose
between the Persian Government and the British Resident, Lieutenant
Bruce, at Bushehr : it was due to the success of the Sultan of 'Oman in
extorting an admission of dependence from the Shaikhs of Bahrain, which
the Persians wrongly attributed to the exercise of influence by Lieu
tenant Bruce during a visit paid by him to Bahrain in the course of the
expedition against ths Qawasim. Lieutenant Bruce was able to clear
himself, to the satisfaction of the British authorities, of the various
charges upon which the Persian Government demandjd his recai!,
and it was decided to maintain him in office without regard to their
complaints j but in 1822, after his return to Persia from a visit to
Bombay, he allowed himself to be drawn by the Shiraz Government,
possibly from a hope of conciliating them, into executing a foolish
and unauthorised agreement which had to be repudiated by the
Government of Bombay, and which necessitated his own removal from
Bushehr. This invalid agreement, more fully noticed in the histories of
the Persian Coast and Bahrain, dealt in a manner contrary to the
established British policy, and most unfavourable to British interests,
with questions such as the political status of Bahrain, claims foi
compensation arising out of the British expedition of 1819-20, etc.; and
it would have committed the Government of India to assisting the
Persian authorities, on their demanding it in certain circumstances, with
a naval force.
On the evacuation of Qishm by the British detachment for a time
stationed there, recourse was had to purely naval precautions against a
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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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