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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎279] (422/1782)

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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279
In 1879 the conclusion of an agreement for the mutual surrender of
fraudulently absconding debtors was brought about, under British auspices
among the Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman. Its effect was greatly to reduce
the number of the disputes from which such maritime irregularities as
still happened ou the pearl banks and in the lower Gulf ordinarily sprang.
Maritime and other surveys, 1876-1880.
tn 1876 or 187 7 the inlet of Khor-al-Hajar on the coast of the •'Oman
Sultanate was surveyed by one of Her Majesty's ships; but no marine
survey work of importance seems to have been carried out during the
period.
Communications 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, 1876-1880.
Means of communication with and 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
almost unchanged. In 1878-79 a project for a British railway to connect
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. with Europe wa.Kuwait, Baghdad, Musal and Diyarbakr
was discussed. This " Tigris Valley Railway " was recommended by the
Duke of Sutherland and supported by Mr. Andrew, well-known for his
former strong advocacy of a Euphrates Valley Railway; but it came to
nothing, like the project which had preceded it, for want of a financial
guarantee from the .British Government.
In 1878 opposition on the part of Turkey to the existence of British
post offices in Turkish 'Iraq began to declare itself.
At the end of 1880 the British telegraph station on Hanjam Island
was abolished, technical improvements in telegraphy having rendered an
intermediate station between Jashk and Bushehr no longer necessary for
practical purposes.
British official matters 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. , 1876-1880.
Since the abolition of the Indian Navy in-1863, a Government steam
vessel had generally been held at the disposal of the Resident in the Persian
Gulf to carry him on his political tours, as a despatch vessel, and for

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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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