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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎318] (461/1782)

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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318
British maritime surveys, 1894-99.
In 18943 telegraphic observations were undertaken at the Bushehr and
Jaslik telegraph stations with a view to the determination of longitudes.
British interests and official matters in Persia, 1894-99.
British enterprise in 'Arahistan continued to be hampered by different
obstacles, of which the greatest was now the disordered state of the
country. In 1895 Messrs. Lynches representatives at Nasiriwere
seriously assaulted by Persian soldiers; in 1896 an employe of theirs at
Shushtar was the victim of a ferocious attack by a Persian subject; and in
1897 a mob, after pillaging a caravan belonging to Messrs. Lynch near
Shushtar, looted the offices of a Dutch firm under British protection there.
No compensation could be obtained for any of these outrages. The profits
of British navigation continued to be affected by corrupt or malicious
interference with the exportation of grain and by the unfair competition
of Persian associations, and in 1894 the subsidy from the British and
Indian Governments en joyed by the Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navi
gation Company was renewed to them, as they professed that in its
absence they would be obliged to withdraw from the Karun.
The murder of a British telegraph official in Persian Makran and the
proceedings which resulted from it have been mentioned already under the
head of Persian relations with Britain. In consequence of the disturbed
state of the province the Indian military guard withdrawn in 1887 was
reinstituted at Jashk in 1S98, and another was at the same time located
at Chahbar.
British interests and official matters in Turkish Iraq, 1894-99.
The attitude of the Turkish Government in regard to interference with
British Indian sailing vessels at Fao, which began during the last period
was extremely obstinate. British representations having been disregard
ed and British remonstrances defied by the Porte, arrangements f
the appointment of a British Consular representative at Fao were made hv
H^r Majesty's Government; but the Porte intimated that no such o

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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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