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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎237] (380/1782)

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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among the early excavators were Layard, Rawlinson, and Loftus; the
sites attacked were those of Assyria, Babylonia, and Susiana; and
the years of most active investigation were those from 184*5 to 1850.
British official organisation and arrangements, 1836-62.
On the 1st November 1858, under an Act of the British Parliament
for the Better Government of India passed in the same year, the adminis
tration of India passed from the Hon ; ble East India Company to the
Crown, and the Governor-General received the new title of "V iceroy.
The right of nominating to the British Legation at lehran together
with the control of its activities, which since 1855 had been vested in
Her Majesty's Government instead of the Government of India, was
transferred in 1859, as a compromise, from the Foreign to the India
Office. The only incumbent during the continuance of the arrangements
thus introduced was Sir H. Rawlinson, formerly Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at
Baghdad, who shortly resigned the post on its being replaced undei the
Foreign Office.
In 1840, to meet the danger of Egyptian intrigues in 'Oman, a
British Resident was appointed to Masqat, where there hao. been
none for a generation. The emergency had passed, however, almost
before his arrival at his post; and, as the Sultan of Oman now geneially
resided at Zanzibar, the British political officer with him was transferred
to that island.
In 1861, by arbitrament of the Viceroy of India to whom the
rulers of 'Oman and Zanzibar had referred some questions in dispute
between them, 'Oman and Zanzibar became separate Sultanates and a
subsidy of $40,000 a year was made payable by the Sultan of Zanzibar
and his successors to the Sultan of 'Oman and his successors, as compensa
tion to the latter for the smaller pecuniary value of the share assigned to
them in the family possessions. In consequence of this change a separate
British political representative was again appointed to Masqat.
In Turkish 'Iraq, where British interests continued to increase
throughout the period, a British Vice-Consulate was established at
Musal at the end of 3839, and the office of Agent at Basrah was
made a European appointment in 1851.
Asaumption
of the Gov
ernment of
India by the
Crown, 1858.
T emporary
transfer of
the British
Legation at
Tehran to
the India
Office, 1859-
60.
British
representa
tion at
Masqat from
1840, and
separation
of Zanzibar
from the
'Oman
Sultanate,
1861.
British
representa
tion in
Turkish
'Iraq 1839-
51.

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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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