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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎247] (390/1782)

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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Foreign fowers other than Britain, 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. , 1862-7'3.
Except Russia, whose general influence in Persia and Turkey was
great and incessant, but whose attention had not yet been turned speci
fically to 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 only foreign power besides Britain hav
ing any political interest in the countries adjoining that sea was France.
In 1862, France and Britain signed a joint Declaration binding
themselves to respect the independence of the "'Oman and Zanzibar Sul
tanates. This instrument, which must have passed almost unnoticed at
the time of its execution, for the Government of India remained in igno
rance of its existence until 1871, was afterwards to be found an incon
venient restraint by both signatories.
There is some reason to think that the journey of the British travel
ler Mr. W. G. Palgrave across Central Arabia in 1862 was undertaken
at the instance of the Emperor of the French, with political objects.
In 1864, a French company was understood to have applied for
navigation facilities on the rivers of Turkish 'Iraq, similar to those
enjoyed by the (British) Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navigation
Company, and to be claiming equality of treatment with British merchants
in matters purely commercial.
A French Vice-Consulate was reinstituted in 187U at Basrah, where
there had been no French representative for many years.
Anglo-
Prench
Declaration
regarding
'Oman and
Zanzibar,,
1862.
Central
Arabia.
Turkish
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British naval arrangements 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. , 1862-73.
About the end of 1862 the vessels of the Indian Navy serving in Abolition of
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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. were recalled to India; this was a measure preparatory Navy and
to the abolition of the service to which they belonged. On the 30th April
1863 the Indian naval flag was hauled down at Bombay, and the Indian therefrom,
Navy ceased to exist. It was understood at the time of the change that 1862 68 -
the duties performed in the past by the ships of the Indian Navy would
devolve in future on those of the Royal Navy; but some years elapsed
before a practical method of working with the substituted force was
devised, and in the interval British political interests suffered severely 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. , in the Red Sea, and elsewhere.

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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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