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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎315] (458/1782)

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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numbe.Mrf vessels I,eing retained at w. but the amount of the annual
subsidy paid for the.,- services being enhanced to £100,000. 1., addition
to the subsidy, the cost of coal and repairs for H.M.S. « Sphinx " was iu
future to be borne by the Government of India and that vessel conti-
nuously employed 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 coal of the other ships also
was to be paid for by the Government of India whenever they'were'
employed on special services. The vessels allotted for work under the
Government of India were H.M.S. "Marathon," 2,950 tons, "Brisk/'
the firr • ■ f^ln S i0m ' and " Sl>hlnX '" ! ' 130 t0 " s ' of which only
tuc nist was at all lieavily armed.
In 1S98 Commander Baker, H.MS. "Sphinx," landed a force in
li CT "'"V PerSlan operations there witont the approval of the
British political representative ; and later in the year the same officer
attempted to pursue suspected slave traders on land on the coast of 'Oman
y means of a boat party, whereby a protest was elicited from the Sultan
oinmander Baker s proceedings were in the first instance approved by the
Admiralty: but eventually Her Majesty's Government ruled that naval
officers should take no active measures on land without the previous ap
proval of the responsible political officers, and that- save in exceptional
cueamstanees-all intercourse between naval officers and native chiefs or
0 eials should be carried on through the medium or with the knowledge
01 the political officers.
In 1896 the question of the salutes to be fired by ships of the Koval
, vy 111 honour of native rulers was examined and the existing general
r,"! ffirlned that 0,lly VeSSels claSSed as saluting vessels, of which kind
the Marathon " and the " Brisk" were the sole examples amono- the
s ips at the disposal of the Government of India, might fire salutes; but it
was added that two exceptions to the rale, especially authorised for 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. , were still in force,-m, that s nailer vessels might fire any
salute on a particular requisition by apolitical officer, and that they mio-ht
tire salutes not exceeding five guns without a requisition.
of India and
the British
Admiralty,
1895.
Kestrictions
on tlie action
of the naval
authorities
on land,
1898.
Salutes.
jihW 1 "
Maritime security, 1894-99.
Piracy at sea, even off the coast of Hasa, and maritime irregularities in Piracies on
e Lrult as a whole had now almost entirely ceased ; but in 1895 some f he Shatfc * al -
atrocious offences of a piratical character were committed in the Shatt-al- counter^
Arab or near its mouth. In 1896 the Persian and Turkish authorities at
u ham march and Basrah were stimulated through the British representa- ^95-9^'

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎315] (458/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575943.0x00003b> [accessed 17 November 2018]

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