'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (410/1782)
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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Gommunicfcted to them in future bv the local political officers. The
Government of India on the 23rd January 1873 accepted the proposal,
subject to the sanction of Her Majesty's Government; directed that it
should be carried into force at once; and issued the necessary instructions
to all concerned. At the same time they ordered that copies of all com
munications passing between Bushehr and Zanzibar and themselves, or vice
versa, should be supplied to the Government of Bombay, to such extent as
that Government might desire, for information and with a view to remarks
and suggestions being made thereon by the Governor of Bombay.
The arrangements were duly sanctioned by Her Majesty's Government
and, along with the political control of 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. and Zanzibar relations,
the patronage of the political posts maintained by Britain in those regions
passed definitely to the Government of India.
Affairs in Persia, 1872-76.
In Persia the power of the central Government, or rather of the
monarch, continued to consolidate; and in 1873 the Shah was able to
venture on the striking innovation of absenting himself from his kingdom
on a tour in Europe.
Eussian policy was eminently hostile to British interests, chiefly in
the direction of Central Asia, and schemes for promoting the penetration
of counteractive British influence into Persia from the south were consi
dered. In 1875-76 representations were made to the Persian Government
in the interests of a British firm who were anxious to place steamers on
the Karun River, and whose projects the Government of India were
inclined to assist with a subsidy ; but neither a special concession nor the
opening of the river to general navigation, though the latter course was
discussed by a Persian Commission, could at the time be obtained.
Affairs in Turkey^ 1872-76,
In Turkey political conditions steadily deteridrated, owing |to the
jprodigality of the Court and Government of Constantinople and to mis-
government in the Balkan districts.
The province of Hasa, annexed by the Porte during the last period^
was foiind difficult and unprofitable to administer ; and in 1874 the Turks
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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