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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎286] (429/1782)

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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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. P ^vide the Bushehr Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. once more with a despatch vessel
ReSy. a PP arentl y facing the number of the Royal Navy vert in
the Peisian Cxulf; but the necessity of building a ship occasioned delay,
Unpmuslied
murder
of a
European
British sub
ject at
Baghdad,
18S1.
Turkish
attempts to
put an end to
British com
mercial
navigation of
the Tigris,
1883.
The Oudh
Bequest,
British interests and official matters in Turkish 'Iraq, 1880-84
The period was one of extreme discomfort to JSritieh interests in
Turkish Iraq, anti-European feeling in Turkish official circles being now
characterised by an intensity which it had never before possessed.
In 1881 an inoffensive British engineer in business at Baghdad was
murdered in the public street, and the local Turkish authorities threw
every impediment in the way of the criminals being brought to justice.
Strong and sustained pressure by the British Embassy at Constantinople
ultimately failed to secure the conviction of the accused, who were
acquitted again and again by ithe Turkish tribunals to which the case
was successively transferred.
In 1888, in connection with steps by the Euphrates nnd Tigris Steam
Navigation Company for adding a new vessel to their fleet, the Wali of
Baghdad suddenly denied the right of the Company to navigate the Tigris
at all, as they had been doing for more than twenty years, and took high
handed measures to bring about a cessation of their business. Passengers
and cargo were denied access to the British steamers by Turkish police,
and the landing of passengers, cargo, and even mails was similarly
prevented. More than a month passed before the British navigation of
the Tigris was freed of this arbitrary embargo, the Company in the
meantime sustaining heavy loss ; and this'result was not attained without
energetic representations at Constantinople, enforced by the appearance of
a British gunboat at Basrah. It was thought not impossible that the
Russian Consul at Baghdad might have encouraged the Wali in his
obstruction of the chief British commercial interest then existing in
Turkish "Traq.
Complaints of maladministration of the Oudh Bequest by unworthy
Mujtahid-Distributors were received as in the past, and seemed to be well-
founded, but no remedy was suggested or discussed.
British official matters of general importance, 1880'84.
SeTuperin- ^ remains to mention a British official change of general importance
tendence of which had for some time been gradually approaching, and whicb was not

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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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