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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎310] (453/1782)

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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A first indication of the strategical importance attached by Russia to
the straits forming the entrance 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. was afforded by the
journey of a Russian engineer officer, who came by Kirman and Bandar
'Abbas, to Hormuz in the spring of 1 cS95 ; he remained for two days,
made a survey of Hormuz, and at his departure gave it to be under
stood that the island would be made a Russian coaling station.
After 1896 the existence of bubonic plague in India provided Russia
with a new pretext for intervention in Gulf affairs. In 1897, in pur
suance, it cannot be doubted, of a plan which in other parts of Persia
served admirably to obstruct British interests, two Russian medical agents,
MM. Ost and Marc, the latter being the physician of the Russian Legation
at Tehran, were deputed to study plague at Bushehr, where the disease did
not then exist, and where it did not appear until two years later. In 1898
these doctors were followed by two others, MM. Rodzewitz and Korna-
jewski; and they in their turn were succeeded by M. Paschkowski, who
made Bushehr his headquarters in 1898 and 1899, and who displayed
considerable professional activity during a slight outbreak of plague there
in the latter year. It was a significant fact in connection w r ith the designs
of Russia at the mouth of the Gulf that all these medical men paid visits
to Bander 'Abbas as well as Bushehr; and MM. Rodzewitz and Korna-
jewski visited Basrah also. The fact that the sanitary precautions on the
southern coast of Persia against the introduction of plague had been offici
ally entrusted by the Persian Government to British agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , together with
the short duration of the single small epidemic that occnrred at Bushehr,
rendered the Russian medical missions inefficacious for the purposes which
they were really intended to serve; and a threat made by the Russian
Legation at Tehran in 1899, that Cossacks would be sent to Bushehr— as
they had been to STstan —to form a plague cordon, remained unexecuted.
The action taken at Baghdad in 1898 was connected with a scheme for
the establishment of a Russian port 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. , on which subject
the new Russian Consul at Baghdad had orders to report; and the fact
that in 1898 Count Kapnist, a Russian of good family, applied to the
Porte for a concession to construct a railway from Tripoli in Syria to
Kuwait 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. seemed to show that Kuwait was the point
then specially in view.
During this period Germany for the first time made an appearance in
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. affairs. She had, though the fact was not yet known abroad,
railway designs on the country between the Mediterranean and the Persian
Gulf. In 1894, in which year the German war vessel " Cormoran ; visits
Masqat, a German Consulate was established at Baghdad by means of a
German resident of private means ; and in 1897 a German Vice -Consul was

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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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