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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎225] (368/1782)

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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nothing* of the plain warning held out to Russia^ formed an adequate
return for the bloody and expensive campaign of 1838-42.
To return to Persia ; the withdrawal of the Persian army from before
Herat did not end the tension between Britain and Persia. The British
Government had other specific grievances against the Government of the
Shah besides the Herat expedition; and, in the undefined state of relations
between the two countries^ fresh ones quickly came into existence, of
which two arose from events at Bushehr. It was not until late in 1839,
after the failure of a Persian Mission to Europe by which various Foreign
Offices besides that in London had been approached, that the Shah began
to manifest a conciliatory disposition; and it was only in 1841, that a full
and satisfactory settlement was arranged,—including the signature of a
Treaty of Commerce, which had until then been obstinately refused,—or
that the British Minister was able to return to Tehran, which he had
quitted. Kharag was evacuated early in 1842, a proposal for its purchase
by Britain having previously been negatived by Her Majesty ; s Govern
ment on the ground of the pretext which might be afforded to Russia for
corresponding action in the north.
As the prospect of success in her designs grew smaller, the hostile
attitude of Russia towards Britain in Persia and Afghanistan was relaxed.
In 1838 Russia renewed the pledge, given originally in 1834, to abstain
from aggression on Persia ; and later a Russian Minister professed that the
Tsar had counselled the Shah to submit to Britain's demands for a settle
ment. Nevertheless the Russian Government feigned to believe that the
Agha Khan's rebellion against the Shah in 1838-39 had been instigated
from Bombay, and that the British traveller Layard was responsible for the
revolt of a Bakhtiyari chief in 1840-41. The British disaster at Kabul at
the end of 1841 seemed to offer a good opportunity for the resumption by
Russia of a forward policy in Persia and Afghanistan; but the magnitude
of the British operations in Afghanistan had impressed her, as had also
their apparent failure, which she took as a lesson to herself; and she had,
besides, difficulties of her own in the Caucasus and with Khiva.
During the remainder of Muhammad Shah's reign Britain and Russia
actually co-operated with a view to the delimitation of the Perso-Turkish
frontier ; and at his death their representatives in Persia acted in harmony
in order to prevent a dispute over the succession.
Continued
friction and
ultimate
settlement
between
Britain and
Persia,
1838-41.
Diminished
opposition of
Russia to
Britain after
1838.
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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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