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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎213] (356/1782)

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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trade by the Company^s servants are first mentioned in connection with
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 Masqat^ where such trade was forbidden as early as
1805, and where the prohibition w-as expressly renewed in 1809 on the
appointment of a new Resident; but it w r as not, apparently until 1822 that
an order for the discontinuance of private trade by " Political officers of all
ranks and descriptions " was issued and became applicable to the Bushehr
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , where it had up to this time been permitted. A reasonable
time was allowed to the officer affected by the new order for closing
their business transactions, and the official salaries of some of those
affected by the change were increased by way of compensation. The
trade monopoly of the East India Company in their corporate capacity
was abolished, in its application to India and the countries immediately
dependent thereon, in 1813 ; and, from a quotation in official correspondence,
it would seem that the trade 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. had then already been
thrown open to all by a Resolution of the Bombay Government dated
2nd July 1811. Some business continued, however, to be conducted in
the name of the Company until 1819, when it was reported that sales
of their goods were made periodically—instead of day by day, as for
merly—at the Bushehr Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . After 1819 there are no references
to the East India Company^s trade, and it seems probable that it came
to an end with the private trade of their servants, after the closing of
which the company must frequently have been represented by officers
without mercantile knowledge or experience.
British establishments and official organisation 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. ,
1810-36.
At the beginning of 1810 four separate and independent political
Residencies were maintained by the Government of India at Baghdad,
Basrah, Bushehr and Masqat, of which those in Turkish ''Iraq and Persia
had been since 1806, and that at Masqat from an earlier date, entirely
subordinate to the Government of Bombay. 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 Masqat,
however, was vacant at this time, through the recent death of an incum
bent. All business of a character in any sense local to the Gulf, such
as the expedition against the Qawasim in 1809-10, was as yet left to the
handling of the Bombay Government.

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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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