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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎281] (424/1782)

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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V1CER0YALTY OF LORD R1PON, JUNE 1880 TO DECEMBER
1884.
1 lie next four years were unmarked by any signal changes in the
Persian (julf region^ events continuing to move leisurely along lines
already traced out.
Affairs in Persia, 1880-84.
The question of communications in southern Persia became in 1881-82 Navigation,
the subject of exhaustive study by British experts, but no practical action
resulted. The general conclusions reached were, apparently, that the open
ing of the Karun River to navigation was highly desirable; that the con
struction of a railway from the south coast to the interior was practicable,
but that the route which such a railway ought to follow was, on existing
information, doubtful; and that, if a railway were made from 'Arabistan
northwards, an alignment by Dizful and Khurramabad would present
certain technical advantages over,others. In 1881 the Persian Government,
alarmed by an incursion from lurkish territory into their own, and 1 desirous
of obtaining the support of the British Government, professed willingness
to consider the desirability of opening the Karun and making a road from
Arabistan to lehran ; but in 1882-83, the danger which had rendered them
conciliatory having disappeared^ their attitude on the subject of Karun
navigation again became impracticable.
Affairs in Turkey, 1880-84.
For the Ottoman Empire at large an important occurrence was the for
mation, in 1881, of a Department of Public Debt by which the finances of
Turkey were brought, to a large extent, under international control.
In 1881 a serious revolt against Turkish authority took place on the part State of
of the Muntafik, the largest and most important Arab tribe in Turkish ? 1url ' i8 ^
^Iraq ; it seems eventually to have died out rather than to have been sup-
pressed. In 1883 the left bank of the Tigris was disturbed, and the safety
of navigation on that river was for a time endangered.
The Turkish administration of Hasa, as will become further apparent in state of
treating the question of maritime security, was in a state of mere chaos. Hasa.

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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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