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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎218] (361/1782)

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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Political
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in
Turkish
Arabia, and
its subsequent
history,
1822-32.
History of
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. ,
1822.34.'
Agent on a salary of Rs. 800 a month, with a table allowance of Eg. 600
a month which in 1824- was increased to Re. 1,000, In 1824 the
Political Ag-ent in Turkish Arabia was made subordinate in some respects
to the Resident at Bushehr, with whose instructions in all matters
affecting the maritime Arabs and the Persian Coast he was directed to
comply, and whom he was ordered to furnish with copies of all his
despatches ; but in the affairs of Turkish 'Iraq he retained freedom of
action, subject to a proviso that without the sanction of the Resident
at Bushehr he should undertake nothing by which British interests in
the Gulf generally might be compromised. After 1828 the Political
Agent in lurkish Arabia sometimes resided at Baghdad, where political
business could be more easily transacted than at Basrah; and from 1832
onwards Raghdad seems to have been his regular head-quarters. The
actual expenses of the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish Arabia were
Rs. ^0,068 for the year from 1st February 1828 to 31st January 1829,
when it was still located at Hasrah ; they included the staff and regimental
allowances of a European military officer by whom 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. guard
was then commanded, and the allowances of a Civil Surgeon.
1 he 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. , on account of the conspicuous duties which
the Resident had to perform in connection with the repression of piracy,
enjoyed at this time much higher prestige and consideration than the
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish Arabia, which was, as we have seen, in
some respects subordinate to it; but the emoluments of the Resident
at Bushehr did not differ greatly, on the average from those of the officer
at Basrah or Baghdad. For Lieutenant McLeod, who died of fever in 1823
within a year of his appointment, a fixed travelling allowance at the
rate of Rs. 500 a month to be drawn by him while absent from head*
quarters was sanctioned : the object of this allowance was to encourage'
active touring by the Resident, especially to the ports of the chiefs who
were signatories of the Treaty of 1820. Colonel Stannus, who succeeded
Lieutenant McLeod, received a salary of Rs. 1,500 a month and a
table allowance of Rs. GOO per mensem; and in November 1831, in
consequence of orders from the Court of Directors of the East India
Company that 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. should be conferred upon a Civil Servant,
it was given to Mr. Blane, whose personal allowances while holding
the appointment aggregated Rs. 2,800 a month. Mr. Blane replaced
Dr. McNeill of the Bombay medical establishment apparently the same
officer who afterwards rose to the high post of British Minister at
Tehran. The cost of maintenance of 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. from 1st

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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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