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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎365] (508/1782)

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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365
Northern 'Arabistan, to whom an Indian military escort was allowed, was
appointed to Isasiri (Ahwaz).
Affairs and foreign relations of the Persian Coast and Islands,
1899-1905,
The history of the period in the Persian Coast and Islands has already
been noticed, in more than one of its aspects, in what precedes. Only a
few matters of external interest connected with it remain to be mentioned.
Russian attention was for some time directed to the lower part of the mov e men ts
Persian coast and its islands. In September 1900 M. SiromiatnikofE,
whose commercial mission will engage attention later on, arrived at Bandar Coast.
'Abbas in a native boat from Lingeh along with some.other Russians and
asked to see the coal left behind by the " Gilyak," but the Persian
Deputy -Governor feigned to be ignorant of its existence. The coal
remained in the same place until 1904, notwithstanding a proposal if oi its
removal by the Belgian Director of Customs, and it was locally legalded
as being still Russian property.
On the 26th of December 1901 the Russian cruiser Varyag/' on
return from her cruise 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. , called at Lingeh and ex
changed salutes with the Persian battery ; on the 27th the Russian Consul-
General from Bushehr, who was on board, disembarked and inspected the
town and its environs ; and on the same evening the A ai } a g ^ ^ again
for Bandar 'Abbas. At Bandar 'Abbas salutes and official visits were
exchanged and the public were freely admitted to the ship. On the last
day of the year the " Varyag " left Bandar 'Abbas for Karachi, but the
Russian Consul-General remained behind and occupied himself m
visiting Qishm and in collecting information at the Bandai Abbas custom
house until the arrival of the up-mail enabled him to leturn to Bushehi.
In February 1902 a Russian, M. Ritman, who appeared to be a
military officer, arrived at Lingeh from Bushehr, having apparently made
the journey between the tw r o places by land ; from Lingeh he proceeded t
Bandar 'Abbas, visiting Basidu, Laft and Qishm town on the wa yj ai1
on the 19th of March he left Bandar 'Abbas for Kirman. In Marc
1903 the Russian Consul- General at Bushehr again visited Lingeh, t ns
time in the Russian cruiser " Boyarin," and made enquiries about
representation of the British Government at Basidu and the flying o
British flag there.

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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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