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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎300] (443/1782)

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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F ranco-
Russian joint
activity.
America.
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quently admitted to the fort, and punishment was asserted to have been
inflicted on the author of the insult. In 1892-93, after an interval, work
on the fort was resumed by the Turkish military authorities with the
result that, in 1893, a very strongly worded request for its discontinu
ance was addressed to the Porte. In reply satisfactory assurances were
received, but work on the fort did not actually cease until the middle of
the next year.
Meanwhile in 1891 or 1892, the Turkish Government had appointed
a Consular Agent at Lingeh on the Persian coast, but he was not officially
recognised by the Persian authorities.
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. , 1888-94.
A sudden revival of French activity 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. region distin
guished the period, and there were indications of the adoption of a joint
policy adverse to Britain in the Middle East by France and Russia, between
whom close relations existed from 1891 onwards, though they were not
described as an "alliance " till 1895. 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 execution
of the supposed common designs of the two Governments devolved at ( first
on France alone, and there was no increase, for the time being, of direct
Russian interference.
The use of the French flag by slave -traders had become not unfre-
quent in the Gulfs of Persia and 'Oman, and the immunity from search by
British men-of-war which it conferred caused it to be eagerly sought after
by native ship-owners. France was thus provided with a valuable instru
ment for the extension of her local influence. A French Vice -Consulate
was also established at Bushehr.
The role of America, the only remaining power as yet possessing lixe'l
interests 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. region, continued to be pacific and non -politi
cal. The American excavations at Nifar in Turkish ^Iraq were still being
prosecuted ; andin 1891 the Arabian Mission, a Protestant body atiiliated
to the Reformed (Dutch) Church of America, opened a station at Basrah,
to which was added in 1893 another in Bahrain.
Affairs and relations of the principalities on the western coast 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. , 1888-94*
The principalities on the Arabian side 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. became e x *
posed at this time to unwonted threats or solicitations on the part of foieig 11

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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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