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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎215] (358/1782)

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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Meanwhile 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, instituted in 1798, was done
away with; and the Resident at Basrah became responsible for all
political duties in Turkish 'Jraq; but this change, as the remaining
Resident made Baghdad his head-quarters, was in effect an abolition
rather 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. at Basrah, where from this time onwards a
European Political Assistant was generally stationed.
On the 29th March 1811 Mr. H. Smith, who belonged to the Civil
Service, resigned 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. ; and the question of appointing
a successor to him had to be faced. The opinion of the Bombay
Government in 1810, in view at first of General Malcolm's presence in
Persia on his third mission to the Shah and later of the appointment of
Sir Gore Ouseley to represent the British Government at Tehran, had
been that the Bushehr appointment might be deprived of its political
character and reduced to the status of a Commercial Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , held by
an officer on pay lower than that of Mr. Smith. Acting on these
principles, they at once cut down the military guard at Bushehr on Mr.
Smith's departure and suggested to Lieutenant Bruce, the Assistant who
remained there in charge, the propriety of his corresponding with them
selves in future instead of with the Government of India,— a hint with
which that officer did not, apparently, consider it his duty * to comply.
The Government of India, who intended that Lieutenant Bruce t should
be appointed to the vacant post on a salary less than that enjoyed by
Mr. Smith but greater than that allowable to a purely commercial Resi
dent—for, they pointed out, a number of political functions must still
be discharged by the officer at Bushehr — having inculcated the necessity
of liberal treatment on the Government of Bombay, the latter,
misunderstanding the intention, proposed a scheme for placing 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. " upon a basis of equal efficiency and respect
ability with the several Political Residencies in India. J The Govern
ment of India found themselves compelled to protest against some
expensive proposals by the Government of Bombay, involving the
appointment of a Civil Servant to Bushehr, to which this misconception
gave rise, and to combat an analogy which it had been sought to
establish between Bushehr and Baghdad, and they continued to urge the
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• From this it would appear tlat the orders of 1806 must have been rescinded,
perhapsiu consequence of the general powers with which General Malcolm, the Envoy of
the Governor-General, was invested on his feecond Mission in 1808.
f Lieutenant Bruce had been more than twelve years Assistant at Bushehr and
had acted, during a great part of that time, as Resident-

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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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