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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎348] (491/1782)

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 Muj ta
bids of Kar-
bala and
Najaf.
M. Simais died, and the project of a syndicate were abandoned. TLe
" Selika ^ was subsequently purchased* in Europe by the Persian Govern
ment for their Customs service and became the Muzaffari."
American 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. , 1899-1905.
The form of American 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. remained unchanged,
Archcvulogical work was prosecuted by Americans at Nifar in Turkish'Iraq
until l.HM), In that year an American Consular Agent was appointed at
Basrah. At one time the affairs of the (American) Arabian Mission in
Baln.n n ^uvi some trouble to the British authorities, who were responsible
for the safety of the missionaries, and the Government of India would
gladly have seen the latter withdrawn; but ultimately the dangers due to
the presence ol the Mission, such as they were, passed away.
Muhammadan forces and movements, 1899-1905.
< i tain Muhammadan forces and movements, chiefly religious and
journalistic, claim attention as having had at this time points of contact
with British policy 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 most important of these were the proceedings of the Mojtahid
ficiternit\ of Karbala and Najaf, who then were, and for some years longer
remained, a political factor of no mean power in politics. In 1903, when
the stat* of 1 cisia became troubled, certain of the Mujtahids threw in their
lot with the ciitics of the Persian Government and by their pronouncements
encouraged, to some extent, opposition to the Shah and his chief minister,
the Atabaig-i-A zam. Phe immense prestige which the Mujtahids enjoyed
in 1 ersia and the authority with which the masses invested their opinion,
even in purely secular and political affairs, made this development a matter
of serious anxiety to the Persian Government. Steps were first taken to
conciliate them, but without success. At length in 1904 measures for
epressing their activity were adopted by the Porte at the instance of
ersia, and the desired effect was produced.
D't "l 0U ^ of which certain of their number were
th M ' ^ 10 Government were to some extent in relations with
—^ id body ^ and his Britannic Majesty's Minister at Tehran thought
# Vide page 2604, post.

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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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