'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (451/1782)
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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Gulf Ports succeeded one another in the brief space of fifteen months
In 1897 there was a riot, due to superstition, in which British survey
apparatus was destroyed at Rishehr; and in the following year a murd
erous outrage was committed there, by followers of the chief of Tangistan,
at the house of a British prot<^. These incidents necessitated special
arrangements for the protection of British life and property at Rishehr;
and it does not appear that adequate satisfaction was obtained in either
case. In 1898 a member of the ex-ruling family of Lingeh repossessed
himself of that place in defiance of the Persian Government, which had
been administering the port and district through their own officers; but
he was ejected again early in 1899, after the close of the period.
Makran. ^ P rov ^ nces i u Persia with which we are concerned, however,
Makran was the most disturbed. There absolute anarchy prevailed; and
at the end of 1897 a series of offences committed by bad characters against
British subjects came to a climax with the murder of Mr. Graves, a
British telegraph official, by a gang of Baluch robbers. A punitive ex
pedition followed, conducted by a Persian commander with Persian forces,
but under the supervision of British officers and with the backing of a
small naval party and Indian military detachment, neither of which how
ever took an active part in the operations. No serious fighting took
place; but in the end the murderer of Mr. Graves was killed and two of
his other assailants were captured, one of whom was punished.
Affairs in Turkey and relations with Britain, 1894-99.
In Turkey disorganisation proceeded apace. Persecutions and mas
sacres of the Armenian subjects of the Sultan beg an, and in 1894-96 were
at their height. Crete became refractory, and Cretan affairs led to a
wax between Turkey and Greece in which Turkey was easily victorious,
but derived no real permanent advantages from her victory.
In Turkish Iraq quiet generally prevailed ; and Turkish schemes of
aggiandisement in Central Arabia and 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. seemed, with
certain exception to be noted later, to have been laid aside.
Relations of Turkey with Persia, 1894-99,
l urko-Persiau relations were stagnant.
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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