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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎367] (510/1782)

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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Russian
designs in
Persian
Makran.
British
affairs in
Persian
Makran.
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Affairs and foreign relations of Persian Makran, 1899-1905.
Even Persian Makran was affected by the political activity of the
neriod In 1900 a Russian, described in the Russian press as a professor o
natural science in the College of the Cadet Corps at Moscow an mdmdual
whose scientific curiosity invariably carried him to fields of political mteies .
and who had already visited Bampur and Persian Baluchistan in 1 • ,
attempted to penetrate from Sistan into British Baluchistan, « du ^
succeed 4fter 1900 Chahbar became a principal objective of Busei n
railway policy in Persia ; and in 1901 the'Russian representative at Lmgeh
was engaged in enquiries regarding the customs of Gwadur
A British Vice-Consulate was established at Bam m 1905, but was not
long maintained. Some progress was made in Persian Makran < unng is
Jod. at meetings between British and Persian officials, in the scttlemen
of numerous claims of British subjects to compensation ^ ^
crimes against them. The proceedings held in the years 1904 and 190.,
were the most satisfactory.
British response to the activity of foreign powers in the Persm
Gull region> 1899-1905.
From what has gone before it will be clear that in 1899-1900 the
predominance of Britain 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. , between w uc i " m
security of British India an intimate connection ex.ste was seu^y
threatened by the policy of foreign powers, especially y a .
France, and Germany. The naval designs of Russia in the ^-n 'U
and her railway schemes in Persia, the French project of a naval base n the
Gulf of 'Oman, and the powers acquired by Germany 01 cons " ' -
railway from the Mediterranean to 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. were all nces
of serious import, though the full significance of the last was n ~
generally realised. To guard against the possible consequences - ^
rf these developments Britain had recourse to precautions ..
diplomatic or parliamentary, some of a naval 01 militaiy 01 e ,
now proc-eed to describe. ,, v His Britannic Majesty's Ra u«y
The first diplomatic measure taken } . , nnn 0 f a in
r. i +i i r fn fhp Vfcrqlan Government m April iyuU 1 Southern
Government was the delivery to the r sian ^ Southern Pevsia.
reminder concerning the priority of Bi i '«li rai , » .
Persia under the Shah's assura nce* of 1889 , it was promp tedj^
• yide page 2036, 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)
Arrangement

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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