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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎346] (489/1782)

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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The " Bagh
dad " Rail
way.
Beginnings
of German
trade in the
Gulf.
paid by the German Emperor, William II, to the Turkish dominions and
capital in 1898 ; and during the period her influence was in the ascendant
in the innermost and most influential Ottoman circles.
A concession for the construction of an Ottoman Railway from Konia
in Asia Minor to 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. via Baghdad was definitely secured bv
Germans in 1899 ; and in 1900 a German technical commission, headed by
the German Consul-General at Constantinople, travelled along the propos
ed alignment of the railway in Turkish 'Iraq and reported upon all ques
tions connected therewith. The original idea of the concessionaires was to
bring t he line down to the coast in Kuwait Bay ; but eventually the choice
of a terminus 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. was postponed, as the selection of
Kuwait was opposed by Britain, whose interest was then popularly supposed
to lie in obstructing the whole project until she had been admitted to a large
share in it, and who could not in any case have agreed to the formation of
a railway port in the Gulf except under conditions ensuring its innocuous-
ness to her own military position. A final Convention for the building
of the Konia- 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. line by a new " Baghdad Railway Company,"
to be formed by the existing Anatolian Railway Company, was signed in
1903 but nothing was done under it 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. region up to the
end of the period with which we are concerned.
Possibly in connection with the Baghdad Railway project, the German
war vessel 11 Arcona/' in returning from the Far East in 1899, was ordered
to visit Basrah. She called at Masqat, Lingeh, and Bushehr, arriving at
the last-named place at the end of March Ij but from there, having learned
that her draught was too great to allow of her crossing the bar of the
Shatt-Al-'Arab, she returned southwards leaving the cruise uncompleted.
German trade in and with 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. may be said to have had its
real beginning about this time. In 1899 a party of Germans visited
Bandar 'Abbas to study the commercial situation there. A German named
Toeppen, who became a convert to Muhammadanism, sometimes suspected
of being a political intriguer but really a mercantile adventurer, was in evi
dence at various places in the Gulf from 1899 to 1904). A representative
of a Hamburg firm who had traded in mother-of-pearl shells at Liugeh for
some years established himself in Bahrain in 1901 ; he had also business
relations with Trucial 'Oman, and his dealings with the Trucial Shaikhs
were considered to have some political significance. In 1906 the
(German) Hamburg-America line began a service of steamers between
Europe 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. , and the German merchant already men-
t ioned was appointed their Agent in Bahrain.
In Turkish 'Iraq Germany had secured a practical monopoly for 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)
Arrangement

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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