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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎217] (360/1782)

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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In 1812 the title of u Resident at Bagrah 3 ' , being no longer in
accordance with the facts^ was changed to that of " Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in
Turkish Arabia," and the holder was authorised to reside either at
Baghdad or at Basrah, as he might find advisable, and to station his
Assistant at whichever place he did not select for his own head-quarters.
The Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , however, who under these orders made his abode at
Baghdad, was almost always described as " Resident at Baghdad/'
In May 1822 orders were issued for carrying into effect the long-
contemplated economy and reform by which all British concerns 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. and in Turkish "'Iraq were to be brought under the control
of a single officer. Mr. Rich, Resident at Baghdad—or, more correctly.
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Turkish Arabia—having died. Captain Bruce, Resident
at Bushehr, was directed to assume charge of the combined Residencies
as soon as he should have wound up the commercial business in which, like
other political officers of the day, he had been engaged on his own account,
but which, under an order applying to the whole Political Department,
was prohibited for the future. In consideration of the loss which he
must suffer in being thus debarred from trade, his salary, apart from
allowances, was raised (probably from Rs. 600) to Rs. 1,200 per mensem,
and Captain Taylor, the acting Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Turkish Arabia, who
became his Assistant for affairs in that country, received an increased
salary of Rs. 600 a month for the same reason. The new " Political
Agent in the Gulf of Persia,^ as he was styled, was authorised to make
either the island of Qishm, where a British military detachment was at
the time stationed, or Basrah his head-quarters; and, in case of his
removing from Bushehr, as contemplated in his instructions, he was to
leave a Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. at that port. On the 1st November 1822, how
ever, possibly before the arrangements ordered had come into force,
Captain Bruce was removed from his post on account of an unauthorised
engagement into which he had recently entered with the Government
of Shiraz, and the amalgamation of the Residencies was countermanded
by the Government of Bombay "in consideration of the removal of
" our troops from Kishm, and the necessity that will exist for
" Lieutenant McLeod's directing his whole attention to the concilia-
" tion of the Arab tribes." Political powers were exercised, it should
be noted, by the military officer in command of the British military
detachment which was maintained on Qishm from 1820 to 1822.
The Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish Arabia (or " at Basrah, as it was
also called) was then re-established, and Captain Taylor was appointed
Conversion
the Basrah
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
into a Politi
cal Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in
Turkish
Arabia, 1812.
Temporary or
nominnl
reorganisation
in 1822.
Re-establish
ment of the
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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:

Extent and format
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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