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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎221] (364/1782)

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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detailed instructions for the visitation of piratical portSj the only map with
' which the Government of Bombay could supply them was a a topographical
^ sketch " by one Saiyid Taqi^ showing roughly the positions of eight or
leK nine piratical places to the south-west of Ras-al-Khaimah. In 1811 a sur-
lk J i ve yi n o officer was placed on board the East India Company's cruiser
Ujjl " Benares " 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. ^ but the nature of the duties on which the
vessel was employed made systematic operations by him impossible. To
wards the end of 1815 orders for a regular survey were issued by the Court
of Directors of the East India Company, but danger from pirates made
their execution impracticable. In 1817 a memoir on the ports and pearl
banks of Bahrain, together with surveys, was prepared by Lieutenant
Tanner of the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. ; but it was not until 1820, on the conclusion
of the third expedition against the Qawasim, that a proper survey of the
southern and western waters of the Gulf, beginning at Ras Musandam,
was undertaken by Captain P. Maughan in the " Discovery,^ assisted
by Lieutenant J. M. Guy in the "Psyche.^ Lieutenant Guy suc
ceeded to the direction of this survey in November 1821, and he had
iM carried his operations as far as the promontory of Qatar when, in February
jij1823, his place was taken by Lieutenant G. B. Brucks. Lieutenant Brucks
efe completed the survey of the Arabian coast, which occupied him until 1825 ;
; and early in 1826 he began work on the Persian coast and islands, to
which the following two years were devoted. In 1828 operations were
begun in the Gulf of 'Oman under his command, and were continued by
Lieutenant S. B. Haines, who finished the Makran coast to Karachi in
1829 : the -"Oman side had previously been completed down to Masqat.
This first marine survey 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. , partly from the smallness of
the vessels employed, was a most arduous and painful service; and a
lamentably large proportion of the officers employed on it either died or
broke down in health from the effects of climate and hardship.
A survey, for purposes of navigation, of the rivers of Turkish 'Iraq,
made by Colonel Chesney's expedition in 1836, is noticed in another
place.
HISTORY OF THE PERSIAN GULP FROM THE FINAL
ESTABLISHMENT OF MARITIME SECURITY TO THE
INSTITUTION OF REGULAR STEAM COMMUNICATION
AND MAIL SERVICES, 1836-62.
(jitjo Th e period which followed the extirpation of piracy 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.
was one of transition, during which that sea and its shores emerged from
the barbarous obscurity that had enshrouded them since the connection of

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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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