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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎330] (473/1782)

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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llupsian rail
way recon
naissance in
S outhern
Persia, 1900.
330
on board. The Sultan visited both ships in harbour on the 16tli ; after
which they took their departure separately.
The visits of these ships to the ports 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. were generally
characterised by much ceremony ; profuse salutes and formal courtesies
were resorted to to give eclat to the proceedings ; and on more than one
occasion the ship herself was thrown open to inspection by the riff-raff of
the Arab or Persian populace. " A little more reserve/' the British Consul
at Basrah remarked, a would have produced a greater impression on the
Oriental mind."
In 1900 a Russian railway reconnaissance was carried southwards
from Central Persia to several points on the coast of the Gulf, a proceeding
in itself sufficient to explain the nature of Russian designs in southern Persia
and the manner in which the Russians hoped to support the naval base of
which they were in search. The expedition by which the reconnaissance
was carried out consisted of nearly a dozen Russians, not including some
Russian or Russian-speaking servants. They reached Tehran in March
1900 and left again for Isfahan about the 6th of April, accompanied by
the Secretary of the Russian Legation in Persia and by some 60 Persian
Cossacks. On arrival at Isfahan, on the 18th of April, the expedition
was found to have diminished in numbers, some of the members having
evidently been detached to examine branch routes. Of those who reached
Isfahan all but one left again on the 24th of April in the direction of
Shiraz, while the remaining member, M. Tomiloff, started alone for
Shushtar via the Bakhtiyari country upon the following day.
The scattered party eventually reached the coast at four different
places. The first to emerge were M. Sakhanski, in charge of the whole
expedition, who reached Bushehr before the end of May, and M. Tomiloff,
who arrived at Muhammareh from Nasiri on the 18th of that month.
M. Sakhanski remained at Bushehr until the 3rd of June, when he
returned to Europe by sea. M. Tomiloff made his way by sea from
Muhammareh to Bushehr, whence he travelled by road to Shiraz and back
again, returning to Bushehr on the 12th of June j he was then convcj
by the Darya Baigi in the Persian steamer " Persepolis to Muham
mareh and returned northwards by Nasiri. The third party to complete
their work arrived at Bandar ^Abbas on the 7th of June, having travel!
thither from Shiraz via Firuzbad; on arrival it consisted of three
Russians, one of whom was Dr. Sakhanski, a nephew oi the lea^lei
the expedition j another Russian who had started with them from Isf a
had shot himself accidentally in the course of the journey and hat
sent back from Qumisheh to Tehran for medical treatment. Il - u ou ^
party, composed originally of three Europeans, was the last to aaiv

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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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