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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎317] (460/1782)

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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failed to establish any claim to compensation ; but after great delay the
arms se.zed were voluntarily returned to them by the Shaikh in a
damaged condition. Ultimately the firm became bankrupt.
In tSQS alter the case just mentioned, the Shaikh of Bahrain was in-
uced to prohibit the arms and ammunition trade in his dominions under
pain o confiscation, and to authorise action by British men -of-war against
Bahrain vessels suspected of carrying consignments
Sanitajy organisation 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. , 1894-99,
The appearance of bubonic plague in India in 1896, which was the
prmcipal cause of the assembling of an international Sanitary Conference
Venice m 1897 having been held to necessitate the institution of
qyantine m 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. , various measures were taken there which
jealousies of rival powers invested with political significance. The
Convention of Venice, ratified by Britain and Persia but not by Turkey
contempiated the establishment of a sanitary station at the entrance of tte
tTon ofl 7T r f ^ ^ ,,ad VainIy the
tion of Kuwait or the station which it was intended to create at the
afte • tb" C "f and the Constantiuo l ,le Health, immediately
would / " n TT?' PmP T e '' a . seheme by whieh p** »nder control
and 'O "'. "f T S 111 m an<1 Qatar ' as wel1 as at Kuwait, Qatif,
Qatif 4 T''n Its exeont,on was prevented except at Kuwait, and at
Oatif and Oqair whicb were admittedly Turkish possessions. A further
1, 0 ' " as lnai e b y ' Jlul ' k ey to secure, for political reasons, the transfer of
e . asrah lazaret to Pao ; but it tailed. In 1899 a Turkish suggestion
or es a dishing in Bahrain a sanitary station to be controlled from Cons-
tantmople was again rejected.
The Persian Government, by an agreement with Britain, confided all
quarantine arrangements at their ports to British agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; and British
medical subordinates were immediately posted to Bandar 'Abbas Lingeh
and Muhammareh. There was already a commissioned British' medical'
0 cei a ushehr, to whom was entrusted the management of the quaran
tine at that place and the direction of the sanitary operations elsewhere
upon 10 coast of Persia. The activity of the British medical staff gave
use to slight popular disturbances at Bushehr in 1899.
The Sultan of 'Oman and the Shaikh of Bahrain at first rejected
Bntish assistance and made, or proposed to make, quarantine arrange-
ments of their own. b
Results of
the Venice
Sanitary
Conference,
1897.
Sanitary
arrange
ments Oil
the Persian
coast en
trusted to
British
agenoy.
Arrange
ments in the
Sultanate of
'Oman and
Bahrain.

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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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