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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎329] (472/1782)

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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was anticipated by a British vessel of war, and on her way down the
(-rulf she did not call at any place below Bushehr.
The next demonstration was made bj the " Varyag a neiv protected
first-class cruiser of 6,460 tons built in America. On her way to the
Guli she called at Aden, where she caused annoyance by an unmannerly
use of her search-lights in harbour. On the 10th December 1901 the
Varyag arrived at Masqat ; and on the following two days ceremonial
visits were exchanged, under the auspices of the French Consul, between
her officer and the Sultan. On her departure from Masqat, on the 12th
of December, trace of her was temporarily lost ; it had been given out
that she was returning direct to Aden, but on leaving harbour she
headed northwards and on the 16th December made her appearance at
Bushehr. ^ On the 21st December she left Bushehr southward bound,
carrying the Russian Consul-General, and touched at Lingeh and Bandar
Abbas; she remained at the former place from the 26th to the 27th,
and at the latter from the 28th to a 1st December.
The Russian flag was shown in the Gulf for a third time by the
" Askold a protected first-class cruiser of 5,905 tons. As the natives
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. then imagined that the strength of a ship depended
on the number of her funnels, and as the " Askold ^ had five, her appear
ance made a strong impression. This ship arrived at Masqat on the 3rd
December 1902 and sailed 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. on the next day. M.
Adamoff, the Russian Consul from Basrah, was present on board during
a part of the cruise. On the 14th of December the " Askold " was at
Kuwait, and on the 17th at Lingeh, which she left the same evening- for
Bandar 'Abbas,
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A fourth trip was made 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. by the second-class pro
tected cruiser - Boyarin " of 3,200 tons, in company:with the French ship
Infernet " of 2,452 tons. This demonstration was intended, apparently,
to prove the solidarity of Russian and French policy in the Gulf. Both
ships arrived at Masqat from Jibuti, but independently, the "Infernet 3i
on the 21st and the " Boyarin " on the 23rd February 1903. During
their stay at Masqat the French and Russian naval officers had aud
iences of the Sultan. The two vessels left Masqat together on the 24th
of February and arrived on the 28th at Bushehr, where M. Passek, the
arcP' Russian Consul-General, after civilities had been interchanged with the
0' ^ oca ^ Persian authorities, embarked on the " Boyarin.''' From Bushehr the
u Gulf was crossed to Kuwait, where the " Boyarin " and " Infernet J '
| fI :: remained from the 5th to the 8th March ; and on the 14th, after a visit to
Lingeh, they returned to Masqat, the Russian Consul-General being still

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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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