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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎325] (468/1782)

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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at thousands of pounds. Reprisals were made on the Arabs, and the
Turkish garrison of the province was increased, but without lasting results.
In 1906, after the close of the period, alarming attacks upon caravans
and military guards were renewed, and eventually Arab tribesmen assailed
the provincial capital and inflicted much loss on the troops holding it.
iiadt by Biitish Indian merchants in Hasa, which had flourished before
the Turkish occupation, had by this time been practically extinguished
fry insecurity and official interference.
Turkish affairs in Najd and Kuwait, being really external to the Najd and
Ottoman Empire, are dealt with further on. Kuwait.
Russian activity 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. , 1899-1905.
We now approach the subject of foreign activity 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. .
It may be remarked at the outset that the operations of Russia,—who,
though from of old she was the chief rival of Britain in the Middle East,
had previously confined her opposition to remote parts of Persia,—were
those which now most seriously menaced the established position of Britain
in that sea.
But first it is necessary to examine the situation, as between Britain and Eussian
Russia, in Persia as a whole. When Persia fell into financial difficulties P olic 7' in
eaily in the reign of Muzaffar-ud-Din Shah, negotiations were set on foot generally,
foi a joint British and Russian loan to the Shah^s Government ; but in
1900 they were stultified by a separate Russian loan of large amount which
was obtained by Persia on conditions that freed her from her obligations
to other foreign creditors, only to bring her into strict financial bondage
to Russia. Eurther Russian loans followed and were the means of securinp*
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toi Russia important advantages in various political questions between
her and Britain in Persia. In 1903 the liabilities of Persia to Russia were
estimated at four million pounds sterling ; and, though in 1903 and 1904
Persia was persuaded to accept considerable advances of British money, a
vast superiority in the matter of financial obligation remained on the side
of Russia.
In 1899 Russia obtained an extension for ten years of the arrangement
by which railway construction in Persia was blocked ; and meanwhile her
own railway system was being extended towards the Russo-Persian
frontier, which it eventually reached at Julfah in 1904.
Russian influence was also in process of consolidation or extension m
various parts of Persia. A quarantine cordon established in Khurasan in

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎325] (468/1782), 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_100023575943.0x000045> [accessed 21 August 2018]

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