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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎232] (375/1782)

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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The French Government declined in 1S39 to support the Shah in tlie
difficulties in which he then found himself with the British Government;
but thev enabled the Shah^s envoy to obtain French in place of British
military instructors for the Persian army. In the same year, or in the
year following, a French diplomatic Mission proceeded to the Persian
Court; and in 1840 representatives of French art and religion, as well as
of French military science, were much in evidence in Persia. The French
Mission, thougli its efforts were continued for some years, failed to secure
a ratified Treaty of Commerce with Persia, which was its principal
object: such a Treaty, it will be remenbered, was only obtained by
Britain in 1841 after great difficulties. Most of the French military
instructors quitted Persia within ten yea-s; but in 1855 a Franco-
Persian Treaty of Friendship and Commerce was at last secured.
In the 'Oman Sultanate the efforts of Trance were more quickly
successful, and there a Commercial Treaty was carried through in 1844.
Between 1841 and 1848 the French ConsiirGeneral at Baghdad as
serted himself somewhat vigorously and showec* an interest even in local
affairs, especially in such as related to Persia; and there were other
indications that France aimed at establishing larg( political and material
interests in Turkish 'Iraq. Perhaps in consequenct of the divergence of
British and French policy in regard to Egypt and Turkey, the attitude
of the French representatives in Persia and at Baghdad seems to have been
one of distrust and hostility towards the Briiish; but their influence,
except in so far as it was sustained by the interests of Latin Catholicism;
had no root in actuality, and it quickly withered away.
British naval arrangements in 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. , 1836-61.
The execution of British naval policy and naval duties in the Persian
Gulf continued, throughout the period now being dealt with, to
confided to the Indian Navy.
First steamer r ^ e steamer seen 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. seems to have been the I
dan^QulT" N " S " " Hu S h Lin dsay," which visited the coast of TmeiarOiM 0
1838, 011 duty in 1838 and caused no small sensation by her novel appcuiaDC
and evolutions.

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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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