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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎305] (448/1782)

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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Additions were made to the British establisliments in Turkish 'Iraq, British con-
the consular post at Musal being revived in 1893 in the shape of a Consular
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , while a Consular Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was also created at Karbala in the
same year in order to regularise and render more efficient the protection
of the British Indian community there and at Najaf.
The period was a stormy one in the history of the Oudh Bequest. The Oudh
Very great abuses in its administration by the Mujtahid-Distributors Pequest •
came to light ; and strenuous efforts were made by more than one British
Resident at Baghdad to rectify them, but in vain. Admonitions to the
Mujtahids concerned, exaction from them of accounts, finally the insti
tution of committees of supervision—the two last of which measures were
held to require the concurrence of the Mujtahids themselves—were among
the expedients unsuccessfully tried. The proceeds of the Bequest still
continued to be dissipated without benefit to those whose misery should
have been relieved by it. The state of matters having been represented to
the Government of India, the terms of the Bequest were brought under
careful examination. The only conclusion reached, however, was that
intervention was impracticable, or at least undesirable, for the time being ;
but that it would probably be well that the appropriation of a separate
share of the revenue of the Bequest to Indian beneficiaries, which had
been customary, should cease.
VICEROYALTY OF LORD ELGIN, 1894-99.
The period next to be considered was one of incipient movements,
gathering force, which were after its close to invest 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
a prominence that it had never before enjoyed in general politics. The
chief factors were the understanding between Russia and Prance, which
eventually became an alliance; strained relations between France and
Britain ; and foreign schemes for a railway to connect the Mediterranean
with 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. . Towards the end of the period the power of the
Government of India to observe and deal with developments in the Persian
Gulf, where the security of British interests depended upon their vigilance
and foresight, was somewhat impaired by difficulties in India, among
which were the appearance of bubonic plague in a deadly form in 1896;
sedition, due partly to the enforcement of sanitary measures against
plague; and a tribal rising of unprecedented extent and seriousness on
the North-Western Frontier in 1897.

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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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