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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎335] (478/1782)

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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and her cargo consisted of about 650 tons of timber and planks, besides
^ about 1 ,000 tons of kerosine in cases, sugar, flour, and manufactured goods.
At Bandar 'Abbas she discharged about 5,000 cases of kerosine, at Lingeh
a small quantity of cotton goods, at Bushehr 12,000 cases of kerosine and
100 cases of glassware, at Basrah 16,500 cases -of oil and about £1,500
worth of wood, chiefly beams for building which were intended to compete
with the Jawi ^ood ordinarily imported at Basrah from Singapore. This
time she secured a good return of cargo at Basrah, chiefly of dates in skins
and bags, consigned to the Levant and Constantinople; at Bushehr she
obtained 4,600 bags of tobacco for Bairut, 60 cases of gum-tragacanth for
London and Odessa, some bales of raw cotton for Odessa, and a small
quantity of opium for Alexandria; to these were added at Lingeh 3,500
bags of tobacco for Jiddah and 20 bales of Persian carpets. Passages
booked at Basrah by native passengers for Jiddah, Egypt and Constanti
nople brought in about £230 and over 30 Muhammadan pilgrims were
embarked at Lingeh. It is probable that on this voyage the " Korniloff's "
expenses were more than covered by her earnings, in which case the sub-
sidy, understood to be now fixed at 50,000 roubles for the round trip, re
presented a clear gain to the owners. The cruise was thus not unprofit
able, but an immense amount of time had been wasted in discharging and
collecting cargo.
While the " Korniloff " was making her second voyage in the Gulf
another Russian vessel, having apparently no connection with the Russian
Steam Navigation and Trading Company, was also engaged there. This
was the " Sigrid " from Batoum, an English-built vessel of 1,300 tons
and 16£ feet draught; she was understood to belong to a Company which
owned 13 other similar vessels and received no subsidy, but was reimbursed
by the Russian Government the amount of the dues paid by their ships in
passing through the Suez Canal. The " Sigrid " discharged 18,000 cases
of kerosine oil at Bushehr and 4-5,000 at Basrah. On her return voyage
she obtained about 3,000 tons of grain and general cargo at Basrah at a
low freight, and a small quantity at better terms at Bushehr; she complet
ed her cargo with 620 tons of red oxide for London, which she loaded at
Bu Musa Island. For at least part of her cruise the " Sigrid " appears to
have been chartered by Haji Allana, a merchant of Bombay. An agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
for the Company owning the " Sigrid " was accepted by an Armenian
merchant at Bushehr, but the Gulf was not again visited by any of their
steamers.
The first cruises of the " Korniloff," being of special interest, have been
described in some detail ; but her subsequent voyages and those of the
" Azoff " and " Truvor " which followed her, call for no remarks. The

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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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