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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎298] (441/1782)

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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year acquired a concession for constructiitg and exploiting a road between
Tehran and Ahwaz which also was to hold good for a period of 60 years,
A monopoly of lotteries and another for the sale of tobacco passed into tlie
hands of British capitalists in 1891; but both of these were subsequently
cancelled,—in the one case without, in the other case subject to, payment
of compensation by the Persian Government.
Order in Persia was generally well maintained ; but in 1888-91 there
was some unsettlement of conditions in Northern ""Arabistan, due originally
to trouble in the adjoining Bakhtiyari country.
In 1892-93 a state almost of war prevailed between the inhabitants of
the Persian coast and those of the peninsula of Qatar on the Arabian side
of the Gulf ; but no cognisance was taken of it by the Persian Government,
and after a time it ceased.
Affairs in Turkey, 1888-94.
The Turkish Empire, notwithstanding the absolute and centralised rule
to which it was now subject, exhibited symptoms of increasing disorganisa
tion. Albania and Yaman became, after 1892, seats of frequently renewed
trouble.
In Turkish 'Iraq, in 1892, the Al Bu Muhammad tribe on the lower
Tigris rose once more in insurrection, and the navigation of the river became
for a time uncertain and unsafe. There were signs, however, of increased
attention to economic questions. In 1890 a barrage built by a foreign engi
neer in the service of the Turkish Government for the purpose of obliging
the Euphrates to return partially to its Hillah channel, which it had entirely
deserted for that of the Hindiyah, was completed ; and the object in view
ivas to some exteat attained. Again in 1892 the formation of an Ottoman
Company for the prosecution of steam navigation on the Tigris was an
nounced and an Imperial Irade on the subject appeared; but obstacle,')
delayed, or even prevented the commencement of operations by the company.
The difficulties of the Turkish administration in Hasa, which for a while
had not been serious, were suddenly augmented at this time. About 1890
petty disturbances became rife, and in 1 b92 a savage attack was mad.
Bedouins on a valuable caravan proceeding from Hofuf to.the coast uudei
a Turkish military escort; in the latter affair many lives were lost and much
property was plundered. In the autumn of 1 892 the Wali of Basrah airiTed
in Hasa to restore order ; but his proceedings, though help was obtain

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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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