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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎378] (521/1782)

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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the scheme was considered by His Majesty's Government to involve legal
and other difficulties and was not carried into execution.
In 1903 the Admiralty, in the interests of British naval efficiency in
general, proposed a change which was accepted by the Secretary of State
for India and by the Government of India on an understanding that there
should be no increase in the naval subsidy payable by India. The chanoe
involved the formation of a flotilla of three gunboats for constant service in
tne 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 exemption of larger vessels from regular service in
the Gulf, where their usefulness was restricted by their greater draught;
and an annual cold weather cruise of the East Indies Squadron in Persian
Gulf waters, during which the permanent gunboats should be withdrawn
India to refit and m order that leave might be given to their crews. One
result was a reduction of the number of vessels supplied in return for the
ndian subsidy from four, of which two were large and two small, to three,
all Sioall; but, in the view of the Government of India, the increase of
suitably vessels [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. was of enough importance to justify
t e abol^on of special service vessels elsewhere. In October 1904 the
new anangement was brought into effect with the gunboats "Sphinx/'
1,130 tons, "Lapwing," 805 tons, and " Merlin," the last of these being
a temporary f or H.M.S. "Redbreast," 805 tons; and the
r \T J yjb0 ' to ^ and " Perseus," 2,135 tons, were removed from the
Lru . Ihe number of European officers and men serving on board ships
o warm 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. was at the same time reduced from about
0 a ' the reduction being due largely, however, to the sub-
s i u ion o Asiatics for Europeans in respect of stoker ratings. The limits
of the waters within which the subsidised ships might be employed was
e ne as an imaginary line Irunning from Aden south of Soqotrah to
Bombay, and it was arranged that during the five summer months each
of them should proceed in turn to Colombo for change and musketry prac-
tice rhe assent of the Government of India to these modifications, pro
posed by the Naval Commander-in-Chief was provisional only; and it was
represented to the Secretary of State that the Gulf of Aden (but not
Soqotrah) should be excluded from the beat of the Indian special service
vessels, and that the reduction of the gunboats by one in summer should
be countervailed by the addition of a special lighUlraught vessel for work
in the neighbouihood of Bahrain ami in in i t • i
the head of the Gulf. In making the In t * T ^
India dwrOf m ^ , , y ^ l a st suggestion the Government of
Gdf on f o e 'I ^ ^ ^ VeK ^"'y - «-
toother to nolira'th *"7 ? ^ of ,he G » lf season,
and a third to "l '.'I'" "I and the Bhallow wa <ers round Bahrain,
and third to patrol the 6 eas between Masqat and Bandar 'Abbas.

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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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