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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎288] (431/1782)

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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release the Sultan of 'Oman from obligations under which he lay to
abstain from attempting to recover Zanzibar by force.
Ultimately, however, the transfer of Zanzibar to Her Majesty's
Government took place, with effect from the 1st September 1883, on
the basis proposed by the Foreign Office. Decision of the question of
the perpetuity of the subsidy, and of its incidence in case it should be
permanently continued, was postponed until the demise of the reigning
Sultan of 'Oman.
VICEROYALTY OF LORD DUFFERTN, DECEMBER 1884TO
DECEMBER 1888.
Crisis in
A-tiglo-
Russian
relations,
1885.
Movements
of Ayub
Khan,
The period next to be entered on was signalised by renewed tension
in Anglo-Persian relations, arising from Russian progress in Central Asia.
In February 1884 the Russians occupied Merv; and in March 1885,
while the Amir of Afghanistan was in India, news was received of a
serious violation of the Afghan frontier by a Russian force at Paujdeh
near Herat,—an event which brought Russia and Britain within measur
able distance of war. Among the results of the crisis were an addition
to the Indian Army of 30,000 men, increasing the Indian military
budget by £2,000,000 per annum; the formation of Imperial Service
Troops in the Native States of India ; and a prompt extension of the
Indian railway system to and beyond Quetta in Baluchistan, whicbhad
been retained when Qandahar was evacuated in 1881.
In 1887 Ayub Khan, a member of the Barakzai family that ruled
Afghanistan who had defeated a British column at Maiwand in 1881, and
who had been detained under observation in Persia since 1884, escaped
from surveillance and, after a last unsuccessful attempt to assert his
pretensions in Afghanistan, threw himself on the mercy of the BritUi
Government at Mashad and was removed to India, where he remain
as a British political pensioner.
Affairs and relations in Persia, 1884-88.
Russian political jealousy of Britain paralysed, almost until the Jo
of the period, tha development of communications in Southern P (1 '
There was no longer any talk of constructing roads ; and the only resu

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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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