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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎303] (446/1782)

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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Maritime security, 1888-94.
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During this period ttere was a considerable diminution in the number
of piratical offences off the coast of Elasa, but in 1883-90 attacks upon
vessels in the Shatt-al- ; A:ab became a serious evil.
The arms trade, 1888-94.
About 1890 there vas an influx of arms and ammunition from Zanzibar
into 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. ; due to restrictions imposed on the traffic in East
Africa; and a direct trade in fire-arms between Europe and the dominions
of the Sultan of 'Oman was initiated. This was the beginning of the
growth of Masqat into the greatest market of arms of precision in the
Middle East, which it afterwards became ; and from the first a large propor
tion of the arms imported at Masqat were re-exported to other places in the
Persiais Gulf. The traffic was not yet regarded as of political importance •
but the. Government of ^ India, for special reasons, induced the Sultan of
'Oman to prohibit importation at Gwadur in 1891 ; and in^the same year
the Shah^s edict of 1S81 against the introduction of arms and ammunition
into Persia was re-enacted.
British marine surveys, 1888-94.
In 1890 the approaches of the Shatt-al-'Arab and Bahmanshir from the
sea were surveyed by British vessels. With the assent of the Persian
Government, the Bihmanshir was examined and sketched in the same
year and its impracticability for ocean steamers demonstrated. By per
mission of the Shah and of the Sultan of 'Oman British tidal observa
tories were established at Bushehr and Masqat in 1892 and 1893.
British official matters and interests in Persia, 1888-94.
In Persia the attention of the British officials in the south was occu- British enter-
pied chiefly by operations of British subjects which the opening of the lower ^ 9 i e _° n

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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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