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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎333] (476/1782)

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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modificatioii. They recommended that a regular line of steamers should
be established;, subsidised at the rate of 8 roubles per sea mile, to
run at intervals of two months from Odessa to Bushehr and Basrah ; that
the Russian Black Sea Navigation Company should be charged with the
maintenance of the line ; and that the Company should bo bound to establish
coal dep6ts at Bushehr and Basrah, The Russian duties on rice should
be lowered in the case of rice imported from Persia by 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.
route. A Russian Commercial Bank and a Russian Consulate should be
established at Bushehr and a Russian Vice-Consulate at Basrah. Finally
the Minister of War should be requested to provide a military guard at
both places for the protection of the Consular establishments, and the
Minister of Marine to station a vessel of war in Persian waters for per
manent service. The recommendations of the Committee appear to have
met with immediate if provisional acceptance, for the " Exchange Gazette "
of the 15th (28th) December 1900 announced that an experimental run
from Odessa to 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. would be made early in the following
month by a steamer of the " Russian Steam Navigation and Trading
Company, 0 and that favourable rates had been arranged for the conveyance
by rail of goods, destined for this route, from the commercial and industrial
centres of Russia to Odessa. Reductions in the railway tariff were subse
quently notified in the " Messager Officiel " of the 12th (25th) January
1901.
The first steamer of the new Russian line to visit 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.
was the " KornilofF." She was an antiqiiated vessel built in 1869, of small
carrying capacity, and unsuited by her draught for work in the Persian
Gulf. On her first cruise in the Gulf she mounted six machine guns <( for
defence against pirates," and the crew were said to receive instruction in
their use. After touching at Masqat, Jashk, Bandar "'Abbas, and Lingeh
the "Korniloff^ arrived at Bushehr on the 21st of March 1901. At
Masqat she saluted the Sultanas flag with three guns, and the salute
was returned gun for gun with an intimation that, as she was a merchant
vessel, the compliment could not be repaid on any future occasion.
At Bushehr she was met by Prince Dabija, the Russian (Consul-General
from Isfahan, who had come there on the 4th of March to await her
arrival and had been received by the Persian Governor, acting under
instructions from Tehran, with much distinction at his entry into the
town. From Bushehr the " Korniloff " proceeded to Basrah, where she
arrived on the 4th and remained till the 15th of April; she then began her
return voyage down the Gulf. At the beginning of April the Dutch firm
of Messrs. Hotz & Son at Bushehr, which had enjoyed British protection

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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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