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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎361] (504/1782)

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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British Government. Ag-ain in 1901 a German diplomatic protest was
made in London, in support of one by Turkey, on the subject of British
intervention in Kuwait. The shifting of the focus of interest in Kuwaito-
1 urkish relations in 1902 from Kuwait Bay to Khor 'Abdullah may plau
sibly be ascribed to changed advice given by Germany to Turkey in
regard to the site of the Gulf terminus of the railway. \
At the opening of the period the Russian Government were believed to ft uss i an
entertain designs of establishing a port at Kuwait, and early in 1899 hiterest in
several Armenians of Russian nationality were sent to Kuwait by the ■^ uwa ^'
Russian Consul at Baghdad, who seemed to be the chosen instrument of
Russian policy in this part of the world. A month later M. Krouglow
visited Kuwait himself in the "Gilyak " and interviewed the Shaikh, but
the door had already been closed to foreign political enterprise at Kuwait
by the Shaikh's Exclusive Agreement with Britain ; and the Persian side of
the Gulf after this claimed most of Russia's attention, Durino" the crisis
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between himself and the Turkish authorities in 1901, the Shaikh of Kuwait
communicated with the Russian representative at Baghdad, to what effect
is not known; and at the end of the year the Russian man-of-war
" Varyag " visited Kuwait. Her help was offered to the Shaikh for the
purpose of maintaining his independence, which was then still threatened,
but it was not accepted. In 1902 the Russian Vice-Consul at Bushehr
came to Kuwait in the Russian war vessel " As kold; " and in
1903, when the Russian cruiser " Boyarin" and the French cruiser
"Infernet " visited the port in company, the Russian Consul-General was
on board the former; but the interest of Russia in Kuwait had by that
time become platonic.
Affairs and foreign relations of Turkish 'Iraq, 1899-1905.
Affairs in Turkish 'Iraq have been anticipated in dealing with the
internal affairs of Turkey above, and the foreign relations of the province
were confined to commercial and ordinary matters.
Consular representation underwent some expansion, the most important increased
changes being made, among foreign nations, by Russia, who in 1899 estab-
lished a Vice-Consulate at Basrah, charged with the protection of French powers to
as well as of Russian interests, and in 1901 raised the status of the Russian
post at Baghdad to that of a Consulate-General. British representation
was strengthened also, but for independent reasons, not by way of rejoin*

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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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