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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎332] (475/1782)

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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commercial operations were about to be undertaken with official support was given by
in the Persian a Russian doctor at Bushehr who stated, at the beginning of July 1900
Gulf, 1900- that a Russian line of steamers would begin to run to the Gulf in the
following autumn.
The actual execution of this scheme was preceded, however, by a tour
of enquiry made by MM. Siromiatnikoff and Pellenberg, who arrived at
Bushehr from Bombay on the 19tb of June 1900, and from whom the
information of the Russian doctor at Bushehr was probably derived.
M, Siromiatnikoff was afterwards found to be a member of the
editorial staff of the St. Petersburg newspaper " Novoe Vremya. ;; M.
Pellenberg travelled from Bushehr vid Bandar Dilam, Fallahiyeh, and the
Pallahiyeh canal to Muhammareh, which he reached on the 18th of July
and subsequently proceeded to Ahwaz. M. Siromiatnikoff meanwhile
visited Basrah and Baghdad and, like M. Pellenberg, devoted himself to
genuine commercial enquiries. In the course of his tour, however,
M. Siromiatnikoff managed to visit Kuwait and proffered his services to
Shaikh Mubarak lor the purpose of obtaining a Russian decoration, but
the proposal was courteously declined. Towards the end of August the
travellers met again at Bushehr ; they then passed a week at Bandar
Abbas; and from Bandar^ Abbas they made their way to Lingeli, where
they embarked for Europe towards the end of September.
On his return to St. Petersburg M. Siromiatnikoff was ordered by the
Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovitch to draw up a report of his mission
and did so the report was submitted for consideration to M. de Witte, tie
Russian Minister of Finance. M. Siromiatnikoff stated that there was a
good opening for Russian products in Southern Persia, chiefly for sugar,
but also for cotton and woollen goods, grain, spirits, and other Russian
merchandise ; but in his opinion the trade could only be started by means
of a Russian line of steam-ships, which it would be necessary to subsidise
in view ot the strong position of the existing British lines. Return
caigoes of rice and dates would be obtainable. M. Siromiatnikoff
advocated the opening of a Russian bank at one 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. ports,
the establishment of coal dep6ts at Bushchr and Basrah, and the inaugura"
tion at those places of a Russian Consulate and Vice -Consulate respectively,
protected by strong guards of Cossacks. He also urged that at least one
Russian war-vessel should be constantly present in the Gulf. A special
committee was appointed by the Minister of Finance to examine the report,
including representatives of various administrative Departments and com
mercial bodies : it met at St. Petersburg on the 11th December 1900.
The Committee adopted M. Siromiatnikoff's proposals almost without

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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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