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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎283] (426/1782)

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 political relations of the Sultanate of 'Oman 1880-84.
In 1883 a determined attack was made upon Masqat by rebels from
the interior, but was repulsed by the Sultan of ^Oman with some support
from a British war vessel in the harbour. A large proportion of the
British Indian subjects at Masqat and Matrah were obliged to take
refuge afloat until it was clear that the assault had failed.
Foreign 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. and Turkish
'Iraq, 1880-84.
The only European power besides Britain as yet claiming influence 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 was France; but Russia now made a first appear
ance in that political field.
In 1881 there was a revival of Dr. Tholozan's scheme for irrigation Ftance.
and other enterprises in 'Arabistan j and, possibly in connection therewith,
a subsidised line of French steamers began to run between Marseilles
and Basrah, while French commercial agents, whose antecedents did not
appear to be commercial, settled at Muhammarah and initiated a trade
in arms and ammunition at that port besides engaging in speculations in
grain. There was reason to think that these French undertakings enjoyed
the countenance of Russia, who would gladly have seen British influence
in •'Arabistan neutralised by any agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. whatever. Again in 1883-84 a
French engineer surveyed the Shiraz-Firuzabad-Bushehr route in con
nection with a project for a railway from the Caspian 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. .
Nothing came, however, of the 'Arabistan irrigation scheme; and in
the course of the next few years the other evidences of French activity
one by one disappeared. The French Vice-Consulate at Basrah was closed
in 1883.
The first and at the same time the only clear sign of Russia's atten- Ruesia.
tion having been drawn 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. was the institution of a
Russian Consulate at Baghdad in 1881. t
British naval 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. , 1880-84.
The system of naval arrangements introduced in 1871-72 continued in Inefficiency
force; but there were occasional complaints that the vessels supplied for Pergian Gulf
flotilla.

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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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