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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎265] (408/1782)

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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Baghdad ; and in 1867 the 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. ^ in consultation with the
Iqbal-ud- Daulah, apparently recommended that the whole revenue of the
Bequest should be made payable in future to Indian Mujtahids, and that
their distribution of the money should be conducted through a Committee
of respectable resident Indians, under the supervision of the British Poli
tical Agent. The Government of India, however, in view of the wording
of the Agreement with the King of Oudh, as then known to them,
negatived these proposals.
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VICEROYALTY OF
jORD NORTHBROOK, MAY
APRIL 1876.
1872 TO
From this point onwards, conditions in the Gulf having assumed sub
stantially their present shape, the most convenient division of time into
periods will be one agreeing with the terms of office of the successive
Viceroys and Governors-General of India.
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Transfer of the direction of British political interests 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. from jthe Government of Bombay to the Govern
ment of India, 1872-73.
The British Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Turkish ^Iraq was brought under the
direct control of the Government of India in 1843*; but the British
Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. 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. remained for nearly thirty
years longer subordinate, as in the past, to the ^Government of Bombay.
At length in 1872 the Government of India became desirous that the
Government of Bombay should be deprived, in their favour, of the direc
tion of " the relations of the British Government with the foreign powers
and states to the West of India, viz., Muscat, Zanzibar, those on the coast
of Arabia, andjthose on the littoral 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 recommend
ing the change to Her Majesty's Government, the Government of India
observed on the 1st March 1872 ;
In consequence of increased facilities of communication, the extension of commerce,
the closer relations into which the affairs of Asiatic countries have been drawn with
Europe, and from^other causes, our political relations with these countries have o£ late
years acquired an importance which they never before possessed, and have given vise to
questions the most difficult and delicate of all that occupy our attention in the Foreign
Department. Wars, revolutions, and dynastic changes have in some of these countries
* Vide page 1394 post, and in this connection see also pages 220 and 1339.

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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)
Arrangement

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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