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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎277] (420/1782)

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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Affairs and relations of the western coast 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.
1876-80.
Chiefly, perhaps, in consequence of the continued exclusion of the
Wahhabis from the coast-line 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. by the Turks, and of the
difficulties of the lurks themselves in Hasa,, the period was one of political
inactivity along* the Arabian side 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. . The capture of
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in Qatar by hostile tribes in 1878 deprived the Shaikh of Bahrain
of his last foothold of influence on the mainland. This event, while it
removed a cause of frequent complications, was accompanied by risks to
the Bahrain principality which British naval vigilance had to be called in
to parry ; and its accomplishment left Bahrain more exposed for the future
to the danger of sudden invasion from the mainland. The internal state
of Balnain about the same time became so disturbed that in the spring
ol 1879 a British political officer with a military guard was sent to reside
on the main island for a time.
Affairs of the 'OmSn Sultanate, 1876-80.
In 1877 rebels against the authority of the Sultan of 'Oman occupied
Matrah and invested Masqat, but they were obliged by British naval action
to retire without having secured any material advantages. They had com
mitted some excesses, however, during their stay in Matrah ; and the situa
tion at one time appeared so dangerous that all the British Indian subjects
at that place were embarked and removed from it by water.
European powers 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. , 1876-80
Prance maintained consular representatives, as she had done for some
time past, at Baghdad and Basrah ; and important archaeological researches
were initiated at Tallo in 1877 by a titulaire of her Basrah Vice-Consulate.
Otherwise there were no evidences of French interest 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.
region. The concession for irrigation and other purposes in "'Arabistan
sought by Dr. Tholozan was granted by the Shah in 1878 after his visit
to Paris ; but the French Government seemed to attach no importance to
it, and presently it was cancelled by the giver in consequence of British

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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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