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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎272] (415/1782)

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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272
Marine Surveys and investigations on land, 1872-76.
The survey of the waters of Bahrain and the Hasa coast, resolved on
in 1871, was carried on during the years 1872-74 by means of the
schooner " Constance. " The operations began in the neighbourhood of
Bahrain. On their being subsequently extended towards the mainland,
some opposition on the part of the local Turkish authorities was expe
rienced • but it was eventually withdrawn in consequence of representations
made to the Wali of Baghdad, and the survey completed without obstruc
tion.
In 1875 the Resident 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. made a journey to Shiraz
and submitted to the Government of India a valuable statistical and
administrative description of the Persian province of Fars.
Communications, 1872-76.
The Persian Government in 1875 established an internal postal service
of their own, which at a later period partly supplemented and partly
superseded British postal arrangements existing in Persia.
British interests and official matters in the Persian Gulflaud Tarkish
'Iraq, 1872-76.
No change of importance took place in British interests and political
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. or Turkish 'Iraq during the perl<«i.
Complaints of abuses in the administration of the OuJh Bequest in the
latter country continued to be received; but the British authorities, on the
information which they then possessed, still held that intervention by
themselves would not be warranted under the terms of the Bequest.
\
VICEROY ALT Y OF LORD LYTTON, APRIL 1876 TO JUNE 1880.
The years following 1876 were characterised by an acute revival of tho
Afghan difficulty, in other words by a renewal of serious tension between
Britain and Russia in Central Asia. This crisis followed a war between

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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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