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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎293] (436/1782)

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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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. , 1884-88.
Symptoms of Russian activity at this time became apparent in the n •
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. In the spring of 1887 Captain Vonblumor, a Russian
officer of Cossacks in the service of the Shah, visited Isfahan, Shiraz, and
Busnehr on a tour of inspection. In the winter of 1887-88 a Russian
Cossack ex-officer appeared at Bushehr and caused some excitement in
Persian circles by openly discussing the anti-British policy of his country,
and an alleged arrangement between Russia and Persia to make common
cause against 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. ; his presence at Bushehr synchro
nised with a short period during which, as has been shown, the activity of
the Persian Government in the Gulf was unusually great and was charac
terised by hostility to Britain,
French undertakings were Hmited during the period to a continuation of F rance
the archseological investigations already begun at Tallo in Turkish 'Iraq, 131106 '
and to the excavation of Shush in 'Arabistan in 1885-86, where nothing
had been done since the British operations in 1852.
American archaeologists began work at Nifar in Turkish 'Iraq in 1888, America
and in the following year an American Consulate was established at
Baghdad.
Evidence that the attention of European nations generally was now
engaged by 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. in a greater degree than formerly was
afforded by the visits of American, Italian, and Austro-Hungarian public
vessels between 1886 and 1888.
British naval arrangements, 1884-88.
In 1884 a discussion arose as to the possibility of a reduction in the num
ber of the six vessels of the Royal Navy allotted by the Admiralty for
particular services under the Indian Government in accordance with the
arrangement of 1869. The question seems to have been complicated by
the fact that the u Sphinx/' a Royal Navy gunboat specially designed for
duty 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. , as also the "Lawrence," a despatch vessel for
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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , were under construction at the time, and that
the Royal Navy vessels 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. were frequently all employed
for four months in the year in operations for the suppression of the slave
trade, which was not a special service under the Government of India. An

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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)
Arrangement

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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