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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎290] (433/1782)

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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Tarkish
Iraq.
Central
Arabia.
Shalhah
Is land
dispute,
1884.
Construction
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but without success, and Persian machinations seem to have been on foot
even with reference to Qatar and Bahrain. The crop of anti-British mani
festations quickly withered away, however, leaving few traces behind.
Affairs in Turkey, 1884-88.
There was no change in the general situation in Turke; during the
period.
In Turkish 'Iraq tribal disorder had become less universal thin formerlT;
nevertheless in 1 SSt^the Hamawand were in revolt against the Turkish Go\ -
eminent and infested the roads in their neighbourhood ; aid about the
same time'savage fighting took place between the Dilaim and ihe Shammai
at no great distance from Baghdad.
A disposition to push their influence in Central Arabia was still shown
by the Turkish Government. In 1886 a Turkish mission visited Hail, the
capital of the Amir of Northern Najd, but failed to obtain bis consent to
the establishment there of an Ottoman mosque and school, and shortly
afterwards, when the hegemony of Central Arabia began to pass into the
hands of Ibn Rashid, the relations between him and the Porte had become
such that rumours were current of a design on the part of the Amir to
invade Trucial 'Oman in their interest.
Relations between Turkey and Persia, 1884-88.
The only dealings of importance between the Turkish and Persian ( jo ^
ernments at this time related to the Shatt-al-'Arab.
The small island of Shalhah towards the Persian side of that river,
formed about 1870, occupied by a Turkish subject in 1876, evacuated again
in 1877 in consequence of pressure put upon Turkey, and taken possession
thereafter by cultivators from Persia, came into direct dispute between t e
"Wali^of Basrah and the,Shaikh of Muhammareh in 1884. The Walio 1
this occasion would have occupied the islet unawares ; but the Shaikh v a
vigilant, and the arrival of a Turkish gunboat was forestalled b\
masse of the tribes on the Persian side.
It was clearly the object of the Turkish Government to assort t
of a Turkish au thority over the whole breadth of the Shatt-al -'Arab ; and, having

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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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