'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (509/1782)
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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Claims for compensation on the part of British subjects and British
protected persons had been accumulating for .1 number of years when, in
1900, an attempt was made to bring them to a settlement. Includino
some which had arisen in 'Arabistan and Persian Makran as well as in the
Persian Coast and Islands, more than a hundred claims were found to
exist, and their aggregate value was between £-25,000 and £30,000. Pro
ceedings between the British and Persian authorities continued until 1905
but no progress was made towards a settlement, the reason being the
adoption of dilatory tactics by the Persian Government.
Careful supervision was exercised by the British authorities over the
affairs of the British coal station and settlement at Basidu, which was to
some extent utilised as an asylum by refugees from Persian territory;
and in 1904 the island of Haixjam was re-occupied, ostensibly for tele
graphic but really for political reasons, with the result that in the follow
ing year the Persian authorities took steps, which the Arab inhabitants
at first found alarming and seemed inclined to resist, for strengthening
then position there. In 1905 a serious demonstration was made by a
mob against the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Lingeh, but satisfactory reparation
1 oieign(activity on the Persian Coast was manifested chiefly in the
creation of new consular posts. In 1901 a Russian Consulate-General was
instituted at Bushehr; and in 1904 a Russian Consular Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , subse-
quently raised to the rank of a Consulate, was opened at Bandar "'Abbas.
The French Vice-Consulate founded at Hushehr in 18N9 was still main
tained, as was also a German Vice-Consulate which had existed there
since 1897. In 1905 there was a Consular Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Lingeh which
it presented both Russia and trance ; as a French institution it dated from
1899, when an attempt had been made at Lingeh to promote the use
by native vessels of the French flag.
There was a corresponding expansion of British political representation,
necessitated chiefly by the activity of foreign powers. In 1900 a British
V ice Consul (and Assistant to the Resident) was appointed at Bandar
has, and in 1904- the post there was made a Consulate and its consular
< istnct extended, certain tracts on the Arabian side of the Gulf being at
lon^ 1116 ^ a(, ( ' un ^ er the political supervision of the incumbent. In
a British Consulate was established at Shiraz under a European
r. In 1904 consular status was conferred on certain members of the
tisi Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. staff at Bushehr; a Commercial Assistant was at the
same time added; and in 1905 the Resident was provided with a Second
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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