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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎371] (514/1782)

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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In 1900 preliminary reports upon a number of the principal harbours
and anchorages of the Gulf were submitted by Commander H. A.
Philiipp^ K-N., Senior Naval Officer 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. , and were duly
considered by the Admiralty and 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. . In 1903 a survey was
made of the whole Persian coast of the Gulf and of a part of the coast of
Persian Makran; it was conducted by commander H. B. T. Somervdle,
B,N., specially deputed from England for the duty, in conjunction with
commander T. W. Kemp, U.N., Senior Naval Officer 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 object of the survey was to ascertain the points offering the greatest
advantages for the establishment of a defended port on the eastern shores
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. by a foreign power strong upon land ; and special
notice was given to the facilities that existed at each place tor connecting
the port, when established, by rail with the interior of Persia. At the end
of 1903, during the tour of His Excellency Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India,
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. , much time and attention were devoted by the V iceroy
in person and by Rear Admiral G. L. Atkinson-Willes, the Naval Com
mander-in-Chief who accompanied him, to the study of the ^ e S lca
problem upon the spot ; remarks on the places visited were embodie y
the Admiral in a report; and early in 1904 the views of the Government
of India were placed before His Majesty's Government in a special des
patch. These proceedings related particularly to the defensive measuies
which it might be necessary to take at the month of the Gu ,
the course of the eruise Khor Mflsa and Khor 'Abdullah, which were
important for reasons of a different order, were visited, and subsecpien y
formed the subjects of separate despatches addressed by the faovernmen
of India to his Majesty's Government. Khor Musa had been roughly
surveyed by H. M. S. "Sphinx" in May 1903, and Khor 'Abdullah was
similarly surveyed by the same vessel in July of the next year wi
landing of shore parties, but not without protests on the part ot t
Turkish Government. A more exact survey of Khor 'A x u a i, propos
by His Excellency the Naval Commander -in-Chief m an sau
tioned by His Majesty's Government in the same year, was p ^
programme of the Royal Indian Marine Surveying Ship Investig
for 1905-06.
A survey less important, but political rather than (omin ^ (T
motive, was one of the waters between Bahrain, Hasa and Qatar which
made by the «Investigator " in I W-M- t0 connect the
poles were erected on the mainland and a i < y , .1
triangulation with that of Bahrain, -proceedings which -me 'o the
knowledge of the Porte and which provoked remonstrances on the* pa* .
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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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