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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎216] (359/1782)

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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selection of LieutenaDt Bruce; but the Government of Borabav, while
they consented to reduce the emoluments of the post as proposed by
themselves, apparently insisted on conferring it on a Mr. Slower of the
Civil Service, remarking: The orders of the Honourable Court and
<£ the claims of the * Civil Service are a bar to whatever expectations
' f Mr. Bruce may have formed of being advanced beyond the station of
" an assistant at Bushire, and it is only out of consideration to the length
" of his services in that capacity that we are restrained from abolishing the
ff situation of assistant at that Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ."" Mr. Flower, however, did
not in the end proceed to the Gulf; and the office of Resident at
Hushehr appears to have been filled continuously by Liieutenant Bruce
from the departure of Mr. Smith in 1811 until his own removal in 1822,
during which period he had charge of the British political interests in
every part of the Gulf except Turkish ^Iracj. With effect from the
Ith July 1812 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. came under the control of the
Bombay Government, to whom the expenses of maintaining it were
thereafter debited.
The scale of pay prevailing at this time in the political service 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. appears from the correspondence in this case between the
Government of India and the Government of Bombay, and it may be
quoted for comparison with the rates in force at the present time. The
regular salary of the Resident at Bushehr in his commercial capacity
was only Rs. 600 per mensem •, but Mr. Smith, as Political and Commer
cial Resident, drew a salary of Rs. 1,500 a month exclusive of allowances
amounting to Rs. l/ZOO monthly " for contingencies t and table
expenses, to which a supplementary salary of Rs. 500 a month, making
Rs. 3,200 in all, was added on the suppression of the Masqat Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. .
The expenditure originally proposed by the Bombay Government in 1811
was Rs. 2,950 a month ; but it was subsequently reduced to Rs. '2,300,
of which Rs. ],690 represented the salary and personal allowances of the
Resident. The emoluments solicited by Mr. Bruce were the salary of a
Commercial Resident, or Rs. 600 per mensem, and allowances at the
same rate as Mr. Smith's, or Rs. 1,200 per mensem, making Rs. 1,800 a
month altogether. The salary of a Political Assistant in the Gulf seems
to have beeti ordinarily Rs. 400 or Rs. 500 a month; and the Assistant
at Bushehr was apparently authorised, while the public trade of the
Company continued, to charge a commission of two per cent, on Persian
produce procured through him.
L k utenant Lruce was an officer of the East India Company's marine,
Ihese appmently included bouse rent, servants, etc.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎216] (359/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x0000a0> [accessed 17 October 2018]

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