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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎280] (423/1782)

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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miscellaneous duties; but in October 1876 the last of the series of these
ships, which had included the " Berenice " and the " Hugh Rose, " was
withdrawn, leaving the Resident dependent on the gunboats of the Royal
Navy as his sole means of locomotion in the Gulf. A steam cutter was
about the same time added to the establishment of the Bushehr Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
but it was given for quarantine work, and it was fit only for harbour duties.
In May 1877, on a request from the Officiating Resident, the Indian Gov
ernment steamer " Dalhousie " was sent to 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. : but, beinc
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required for the transport of troops, she was withdrawn again in the
following August. The w^ant of a vessel seriously hampered the Resident
in his political work, and in 1878 it was suggested by him that a steamer
should be supplied in exchange for one of the three naval vessels detailed
for service 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 status of Basidu, commonly regarded as a British possession, was
subjected to close scrutiny by the Government of India in 1878, but no
final conclusion as to its nature was drawn by them from their enquiries.
In 1878 the British telegraph station at Jashk was provided with a
small military guard ; and in the following year the British military head
quarters 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. district was virtually transferred from Basidu
to Jashk, which thereafter was ordiuarily garrisoned by about 90 Indian
infantry.
In 1879 the European Assistant 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. at Gwadur was with
drawn and a Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. substituted ; and in the same year the supervi
sion of affairs in the Omani dependency of Dhufar, on the southern
coast of Arabia, was transferred from the British Resident at Aden to the
British 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. .
British official matters in Turkish 'Iraq, 1876-1880.
In 1877, after the post had remained entirely vacant for five years, a
European officer was appointed for the first time to the British Vice-Con
sulate at Musal; and in 18791the consular status of the British representa
tive at Basrah was raised from that of Vice-Consul to that of Consul.
A technical flaw in the management of the Oudh Bequest was removed
in 1877 by the formal transfer to the British Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Baghdad,
for the exclusive benefit of Indians, of about one-third of the proceeds of
the Bequest which had been customarily so applied, but without written
authority from the Mujtahid-Distributor, for nearly twenty years.

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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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