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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎376] (519/1782)

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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aud the tour of Lord Curzon, as Viceroy of India, at the end of 1903,
constituted a demonstration of power and splendour which no foreign
nation could hope to rival in 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. waters.
In 1901 H. M. S. "Highflyer/' the flagship of Rear-Admiral Bosan-
juet, commanding the East India Squadron, made a cruise in the Gulf,
visaing Sur, Masqat, Bushehr, and Bandar 'Abbas ; she was the largest
ship and carried the heaviest guns yet seen in the Gulf.
The cruise of the Russian Varyag " in December 1901 was answered
by a visit from H.M .S. "Amphitrite, 5 ' , Captain Windham, a first-class
< ruiser of 11,000 tons, which was diverted 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. on her
way from England to China, The " Amphitrite," which arrived at
Aden on the 1st of June 1902^ anchored in Risut bay on the evening
of the 4th June and made use of her electric lights after dark; on the
5th of June she coasted along the district of Dhufar and halted for the
night off one of the Kuria Muria islands; on the 6th she stopped off
Has Madrakah and landed a party for musketry practice. On the 8th of
June the " Amphitrite " arrived at Masqat and saluted the Sultan's flag
with 21 guns, and on the following day a visit was paid by her officers to
the Sultan. On the 10th the Sultan made a return visit and was shown
heavy gun practice at sea outside the harbour; the firing was good and
he was. gieatly impressed. Some of the inhabitants of Masqat were allow
ed to come on board and were shown over the ship. The same afternoon,
after lauding the Sultan, the (i Amphitrite proceeded to Sur carrying
Majoi Cox, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Masqat, who remained on board during
the rest of the tour. From Sur the "Amphitrite" returned to Masqat,
touched at Sib and Barkah, and on the 13th of June reached Bandar
Abbas , the following day a salute of 21 guns was fired and visits were
exchanged with the Persian Deputy-Governor of the place. On the night
of the 14th the " Amphitrite » anchored off Hanjam, and on the 17th she
t.ached Bushehr. A visit to Bahrain, which had been contemplated, was
abandoned on account of the dangerousness of the approach for a ship of
the a Amphitrite''s " draught. At Bushehr, on the 18th, the Persian flag
was saluted and a visit paid to the Governor. The « Amphitrite " then
crossed to Kuwait, where a cordial reception was given her in the
Shaikh's absence by Shaikh Jabir, his eldest son. On her way down the
Gulf the "Amphitrite" anchored within sight of Dohah in Qatar, visited
the coast of Trucial 'Oman on the 22nd of June, and rounded Musandam
on ic evening of the 23rd. In the Gulf of 'Oman she anchored off
1 . yah , ln * he ^amaiHyah district, and on the 25th she concluded her
cruise, by disembarking Major Cox at Masqat. The sight of this fine
ship made everywhere a profound impression.
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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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