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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎236] (379/1782)

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 two officers was a general chart 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. in two sheets of
which the essential features were reliable, but which Captain Constable
himself described in 1862 as not being on nearly a large enough scale
Meanwhile a survey of the harbour of Bahrain was made by Lieutenant
Whish, I.N., in 1859.
Land and river surveys and explorations, 1836-61.
The land and river surveys initiated by the Chesne> Expedition of
1835-37 were continued with great energy during more than twenty
years by the officers of the Indian Navy employed with the British
Mesopotamia!! flotilla or the stationnaire of the Baghdad Poiitical Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ;
they extended to 'Arabistan and, elsewhere, to the confines of Persia
with 'Iraq. The following is a synopsis of the principal achievements of
those officers :
Commander Lynch (1837-43)—the Tigris from Musal to
Ctesiphon ; the Euphrates below Maskanah; and connection
of Nineveh, Baghdad, Ctesiphon and Babylon by triangulation.
Lieutenant Campbell (1841-1)2-)—the Tigris below Baghdad; and
connection of the upper Euphrates with the Mediterranean
chronometrically;
Commander P. Jones (1843-54)—Zohab; the old Nahrwan Canal)
the old course of the Tigris above Baghdad; the country be
tween the Tigris and the Persian hills from Baghdad to Musal
(trigonometrical) ; and the country from Musaiyib to Najaf
(lost in the 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. ).
Commander Selby (1841-42 and 1855-61)—the Karun River with
its branches and affluents; and the Euphrates district from
Babylon to Samawah (trigonometrical, lost in the India
Office but reconstituted).
In 1862 the principal survey still required was one of the Shatt-al-
Arab from Basrah to the sea; charts of this river had been prepared by
Commander F. Jones and Lieutenant Collingwood, but had been lost in
the offices of Government.
ArchaBological research, 1836-61.
The sybtematic examination of ancient sites 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. region
bu^an duiing this period under British auspices. The most celebrated

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎236] (379/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x0000b4> [accessed 20 February 2018]

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