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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎356] (499/1782)

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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of Persia were firmly ^declared by His Britannic Majesty's Minister to be
inadmissible^ and where the principal argument used by the Persian Gov
ernment was conclusively refuted.
The only European power besides Britain possessed of fixed interests
in Bahrain was Germany; and the only local representatives of her trade
were a single German firm who began business there in 1901. The firm
have been mentioned already in connection with the crisis of 1904 -05
when satisfaction for the aggression committed on them was obtained hj
the British political authorities. Later, in 1905, when the German Vice-
Consul at Bushehr sounded the Resident there on the subject of German
representation in Bahrain, he said he understood that the foreign relations
of Bahrain were in the hands of Britain and that direct communication
between himself and the Shaikh was open to objection ; in reply he was
told that such were the facts, and that the good offices and, if necessary,
the protection of the British Government would be extended to German
subjects in Bahrain. Previously, in 1902, when the firm proposed to
acquire premises in Bahrain, it had been held by the Government of India
that the Exclusive Agreement of 1892 was no bar to their doing so; but
it had been explained to the firm's manager, and also to the Shaikh of
Bahrain, that no claim to extra-territorial rights or to the intervention of
a non-British consular representative could be founded on the possession
of immoveable property in Bahrain.
\ isits of French merchants to Bahrain have already been mentioned
above, but no political interest in the principality was ever shown by
France. In 1904, apparently in connection with a project on the part of
some 1 rench subjects of engaging in the pearl fisheries of the Gulf, the
French Government enquired of His Majesty's Government whether
Bahrain might be 1 considered as included in the French Vice -Consular
district of Bushchr ; but the question seems to have remained unanswered,
owing to its not having been pressed by the French Government.
Bahrain was not unvisited by Russian travellers, but it appeared to
be regarded by the Russian Government with less solicitude than even
Masqat. In October 1899 two Russian travellers were ascertained to be
present in Bahrain and their stay was prolonged into the month of Decem
ber. In May 1902 a Russian marine zoologist visited Bahrain, spent
about a fortnight in collecting specimens there, and had an ordinary in
terview before his departure with the Shaikh to whom he had brought a
letter of introduction from the Russian Consul-General at Bushehr. This
travelltr, whose name was M. Bogoyavlevski, appears to have been reall)
a scientist without political interests : he also visited Kuwait. About a

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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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