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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎263] (406/1782)

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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They are 30 fannhes vending at Ki,hm, but owing to lad treatment thev wished to
leave and return to the.r country, but the Sheikh of Ki s hm prevented them Be. Rest
dent w.I] arrange to get permission for them to leave Kishm, ae they are British sub-
jects, and do not wish to remain any longer in Kishm.
0f a l etter fr0m TurS00 ' Bun ->' a ' dated the 2 9th Zilkaada 1282
(16th Apnl 1866). Eeceived 16tli April 1866.
Informs that their bugla with telegraph stores on board suffered from bad weather
and put into Bahrain for repair, but the Sheik would not permit them to repair their
bugk at Bahrein, and forced them to put to sea end proceed to Fao : but on their way
thither were obliged to put the bugla on shore at Ashan Coast, where she broke to pieces
and her wreck was taken away by Amaier tribe, 180 planks, and three boats from the'
Boo ielsa tribe took portions of the wreck ; rest has been brought to Koweit This
information has been corroborated by one Sheik Mahomed-ul-Mugheyzee of Koweit and
Abdoollah bin Sleyman Kateef, both of whom are now in Bushire.
It does not appear, however^ that the Government of India thought it
necessary to modify their former instructions or to issue any new order.
In ] 870-/1 a Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to report
on the subject of the British Diplomatic and Consular services, considered
anew the question of the dependence of the Tehran Legation, which still
remained in all respects subject to the Foreign Office, though to a large
extent maintained out of Indian revenues. They inclined to the view that
the Mission should be placed under the Secretary of State for India, and
recommended that, if such a change were considered impracticable, its
members should generally be selected from the Indian services, and that
the proportion of the cost of the Legation borne bv the Government of
India should be reduced. This resolution had, however, no result in prac
tice.
In 1868, in connection with telegraph construction and the boundary
dispute pending between Kalat and Persia, a European Assistant Political
Agent was stationed at Gwadur. The post was maintained during the
rest of the period.
Dependency
of the British
Legation at
Tehran,
1870-71.
Appointment
of an Assist
ant Political
Agent at
Gwad ir
1863.
British political and official matters in Turkish'Iraq, 1862-73.
The development of civilisation 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. had its counterpart
on a smaller scale in Turkish 'Iraq, where, as already shown, British
commercial navigation continued to make progress, and where, perhaps in
consequence of the rapid growth of British interests, the attitude of the
local Turkish authorities was, during the earlier part of the period, ex
tremely unfriendly.

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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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