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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎345] (488/1782)

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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345
ou bazar/ ; having a braucli at Paris or,Marseilles ; the object of the propo
sal was to create direct trade between France and 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. which,
the writer argued, would compete on favourable terms with existing British
trade through Bombay, inasmuch as the sea voyage would be shorter and
the payment of customs and middlemen's profits at Bombay would be
avoided ; nothing, however, resulted from the suggestion. In March 1903
M. M. Dumas and Castlelin, the former a partner in a Marseilles firm, came
provided with letters of recommendation by the French Ministries of Com
merce and Foreign Affairs, to Bahrain and made preparations for settling
there; in consequence, however, of an outbreak of plague they hurriedly
quitted the place in the month of May following. They had brought with
them numerous samples of French manufactures, and M. Dumas during his
sojourn made an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a concession for pearl-fishing
from the Shaikh. Again, at the beginning of August 1903 M. Jouannin,
General Secretary of the a Comite de TAsie Frangaise/' arrived at Masqat
with an assistant and remained for about a month exhibiting French goods
and making commercial inquiries. Early in September M. Jouannin visited
Bahrain, where he stayed for three weeks, employing his time in the same
manner as at Masqat ; during his stay he mooted the foundation of a Bank
in Bahrain, but his overtures were rejected by the Shaikh. After an un
successful endeavour to arrange for a journey to Central Arabia he left
Bahrain and proceeded to Basrah and Baghdad. No political character was
attributed to a visit which was paid to Bahrain in August and September
1905 by Mine. Nattan, the widow of a Paris jeweller, accompanied by a
daughter and a nephew. The party were accompanied by a son of the
notorious Anglophobe M. Goguyer, and they were subsequently joined by
M. Goguyer himself, but it appeared that they had no serious object
beyond the purchase of pearls.
The French archaeological excavations at Tallo in Turkish 'Iraq ceased
in 1900, but those at Shush in 'Arabistan continued throughout the period.
German activity 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. , 1899-1906.
To the circle of European powers taking an active interest in the Per
sian Gulf was added, about this time, the German Empire. Germany stood
in high favour at Constantinople, partly on account of her having abstain
ed—which other powers did not—from remonstrances with Turkey on the
subject of the Armenian massacres of 1895, partly on account of a visit

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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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