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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎342] (485/1782)

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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received by Muhammadan inhabitants of Aden, and the mail which reached
Bombay on the 7th of July contained copies for Lingeh, Bushehr and
Bahrain. Eventually in 1905 it was ascertained that nine copies of the paper
were then being regularly sent to the French possessions in the Comorog,
Reunion and Madagascar, 21 to East Africa, 20 to Masqat, 1 toDibai ,3to
Bahrain, 2 to Kuwait, 3 to Basrah, 7 to Tehran, 6 to Bushehr, 2 to Bandar
'Abbas, 7 to Lingeh and 17 to British India, the last including four which
were addressed to Aden. Among the addressees at Masqat were the Sultan,
his eldest son, some of his principal officials, and the members of a rebel
lious family in Sharqiyah; the addressee at Dibai was the Shaikh of that
place ; two of the Bahrain copies were destined for the Shaikh of Bahrain
and the notorious Muhammad-bin- J Abdul Wahhab, who was an acquaint
ance of M. Goguyer; the copies posted to Kuwait were for Shaikh Muba
rak and Ibn Sa'ud, the chiefs respectively of Kuwait and Central Arabia;
at Basrah t wo of the intended recipients were connected with the Naqibof
that place ; the addressees at Tehran were principally high officials of the
Persian Government ; those at Bushehr included the Governor and the
Karguzai ; at Lingeh and Bandar 'Abbas the Persian Deputy Governors
were among those to whom copies were sent. The postmark was almost
inwuiabh that of the French post office at Bairut in Syria, but one issue
of the paper which reached Bombay on the 14th of July 1900 had been
posted at Tangier.
Ihe tone of the " I'ath-al-Basair " was calculated to inflame Muham-
madan feelings everywhere against Britain, whose policy was represented
in an odious light. Such phrases as " The greatest of all sedition -mongers
aie the English and <f The devils of this epoch are the English" were of
frequent occurrence in its columns. The paper dwelt exultantly on British
discomfitures in any part of the world, from whatever cause proceeding ;
the South African war, while it lasted, provided a favourite topic. Some
brochures of similar appearance and tendency to the " Fath-al-Basair/'
but diffeientlv entitled, also reached the Gulf from time to time.
In June 1900 the Sultan of Oman signified a wish that the " Fath-al*
asaii should be prevented from circulating in his territories, and the
Government of India immediately arranged for its elimination at Bombay
om the Masqat mail. Eventually in 1901 special treatment of copies
^ 01 J ^ ( ^ en was authorised, and in 1903 arrangements were made
at Aden and Bombay for dealing with all copies contained in the mails
rang ipped at those places or destined for Indian ports. The adoption of
•overs in September 1900 by the managers of the journal, the
' \ , a d e spatch of the paper by French or Italian mail steamers in 1901,
an^e of title in 1902^ were all difficulties in the way of effective

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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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