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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎336] (479/1782)

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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new line secured without difficulty the date and passenger traffic between
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. and those of the Levant and Black Sea, for
on this run there was no competing company ; but the trade thus obtained
was limited in amount and was restricted to certain seasons of the year.
In the general carrying trade between Europe and the Gulf the new line
made little headway, and after the first some difficulty seemed to be experi
enced in obtaining full cargoes for the outward voyage. Wood, kerosine
and sugar continued to be the chief exports brought out by the Russian
steamers ; for their other cargo there was little sale, their cottons being
undersold by Indian manufactures and thoir chintzes outclassed by others,
In January 1903 there was still no regular contract between the Company
and the Russian Government, but under an informal agreement with M. de
Witte the Company continued to send out four ships a year and to receive
an annual subsidy of 200,000 roubles (£21,000). At this time negotiations
were on foot for the establishment of a regular contract for 20 years, but
the matter was held over for consideration by the Department of Merchant
Shipping then in course of formation under the Grand Duke Alexander
Mikhailovich. At length, at the end of March 1903, it became known
that the relations of the Company and the Russian Government had been
placed on a clear footing by a contract. Under the agreement an annual
subsidy of 200,000 roubles was granted by the Government for 12 years in
consideration of the despatch of four steamers to the Gulf in each year by
the Company. The Suez Canal dues paid by the Company were also to be
reimbursed by the Russian Government. Control over the selection of the
Company's principal representative in the Gulf was reserved by the Russian
Government to themselves. This contract, recommended by the Council or
the Empire, was sanctioned by the Tsar in April 1903, and shortly after
wards it was announced in the " Odesski Listok " of 25th April (8th May)
that two new steamers would be specially built for 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. service
in Russian yards. A notice issued from the head ofhee of the Russian Steam
Navigation and Trading Company at Odessa which reached Rushehr in
June 1908 explained the local organisation and working of the Company.
The chief office in the Gulf had been established lat Bushebr under a
M. Pavloff, and subordinate agencies had been, or would shortly be, created
at Masqat, Jashk, Bandar 'Abbas, Lingeh, Muhammareh and Rasrab.
Cargo and passengers would be carried direct by the steamers of the
Company's line to and between these ports, also to Aden, Jibuti, Jiddah,
Suez, Port Said, Jaffa, Bairut, Smyrna, the Dardanelles and Constantinople,
and would be accepted for transhipment to other places in the Mediter
ranean and Black Seas. In consequence of the reorganisation Messrs. Hotz
& Son lost their position as the Company's agents at Bushehr,

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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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