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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎334] (477/1782)

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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there for 15 years, transferred themselves to Russian protection and becme
the local agents of the new Russian line. The cargo of the "Kormloff' ,
consisted on this occasion of about 1,000 tons of general cargo, and see
brought ten passengers from Europe. At Bandar 'Abbas she discharged
600 bags of sugar, and at Bushehr 7,500 cases of kerosine oil, besides a
quantity of sugar, cotton, silk, piece-goods and crockery, which two Russian
agents remained on shore to sell. At Basrah were landed about 5,000 cases
of oil, wood ready sawn for about 50,000 date boxes, also some piece -goods
and sugar; the two last-named commodities did not meet with a ready sale.
At Basrah the t Kornilofp" might have obtained a return cargo of grain for
Jiddah, but her excessive draught prevented her accepting it as it would
have had to be lightered over the bar of the Shatt-al-'Arab, On his return
to Europe the commander, M. Klassing, was summoned to St. Petersburg
to give an account of the voyage. The results were evidently regarded as
inconclusive, for the drawing up of a contract between the Company and
the Russian Government was deferred. A subsidy for the voyage was paid
at the rate, it is believed, of 4 roubles per sea mile. In July 1901 the
organ of the Russian sugar industry at Kieff drew attention to the new
opening 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. , and announced that the Ministry of Finance
would shortly publish a practical guide book to the Gulf compiled by a
pei sou v, ho had been specially deputed to study the conditions of trade on
the spot.
The Kornilofp sailed from Odessa for the second time on the 11th of
September 1901 and reached Masqat on the 4th of October. Here, dis-
legauling the intimation made by the Sultan on the last occasion, she
pioceeded to fire a salute of 9 guns and demanded that it should be
leturned on the ground that she was a " Government vessel/' The Sultan
was inclined to reiuse, but gave way upon a second salute of 21 guns
being tiied and the Russian flag sent ashore for a return of the compliment.
Ihis matter having been arranged to the satisfaction of the Russian
commander, he weighed anchor and left Masqat precipitately without
dLchaiging any cargo. The '* Korniloff " subsequently called at Bandar
Abbas, Lingeh, Bushehr, Eailiyeh (near Muhammareh), and Basrah ; she
left Lingeh homeward bound on the 23rd of November. At Bushehr the
newly constituted Russian Consulate-General, which owed its creation in
jait at least to the Russian Steam Navigation and Trading Company's
ventuie, was now in existence, having been opened in September 1901, and
as able to assist the Korniloff " in her operations. On this second voyage
Korniloff obtained a full cargo at Odessa and was obliged to decline
offers at Constantinople and Port Said ; she carried six passengers

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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' [‎334] (477/1782), 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_100023575943.0x00004e> [accessed 17 November 2018]

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