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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎296] (439/1782)

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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British official matters in Persia, 1884-88.
I : V
The R. I. M. S. " Lawrence >J provided as 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. arrived in 1887 ; removing a serious difficulty under
which the Resident had laboured in the discharge of his political duties
during more than ten years.
The total removal of an Indian military detachment from the British
telegraph station at Jashk in 1887 has alreadv been mentioned.
British official matters in Turkish Iraq, 1884-88.
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Turkish
official
obstruction,
1886-86.
Abblition of
Miisal Vice-
Consulate,
1887.
Oudh
Bequest.
Jubilee of
Hfcr
Majesty
Queen
Victoria,
]887.
Official obstruction of British activity in Turkish 'Iraq still continued,
but it had diminished in intensity.
In 1885 the Porte protested against a tour made by the British Resident
on the Tigris above Baghdad in the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. stationnaire " Comet" ; but,
when it was pointed out that he had merely gone to visit a part of his con*
sular district, they made no rejoinder. Later in the same year, however, the
Turkish Government raised objections to a tour which the Resident intended
to make, for official purposes, to Karbala and Najaf; and it was not until
1886 that their objections were withdrawn and that the Resident regained
freedom of movement within thp bounds of the province.
In 1887 the British Vice-Consulate at Musal, where British subjects
and interests were few or did not exist, was abolished.
After the death of the Iqbal-ud-Daulah, at the end of 1887, abuses on
the part of the Mujtahid-Distributors under the Oudh Bequest at Karbala
and iSajaf increased with the cessation of his salutary influence.
British official matters in general, 1884-88.
In 1887 the Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen-Empress Victoria was
celebrated at different points 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. with gratifying indications,
in many instances, of good will on the part of the local authorities and of
Arab or Persian population, as well as of loyal enthusiasm among
European and Indian British subjects.

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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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