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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎381] (524/1782)

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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among 12 British Consulates, the Indian infantvy guards at various
consular and telegraph stations in the Gulf were mamtomed.
British official undertakings of a general or commercial character
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. , 1899-1905-
British
Some marine surveys of which the objects were naval rather than Marine ^
commercial have already been mentioned ; but others of a more ordinary the p er8 . ian
character were undertaken also. The principal points in the Gulf at Gulf,
which it was sought to increase the conveniences for merchant shipping
were Bushchr, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the mouth of the Shatt-al- Aia .
The survey of the southern approach to Basidn, already alluded to under
another head, was in part commercial in its object. . i Bashehr
A resurvey of Bushehr harbour was recommended by the Political harbour.
Resident 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. in 1902, chiefly for the purpose of ascertain
ing whether large vessels could not he brought into the inner harbour
(Khor Dairah) and the necessity of coaling at a distance of seven mi es
from land obviated. In September 1903 Persia consented to the proposed
resurvey on condition that a Persian representative should be admitted to
watch the proceedings, and that any marks which might be required on
shore should be erected by employes of the Persian Government. In Sep
tember 1904,, before the operations had commenced, the Persian Govern
ment were seized with sudden apprehensions and enquired whether t ey
were expected to contribute to the eost of the work. They reccvcd a
reassuring reply ; but in the following month they intimated that, what
ever the result of the investigations might be, they would neither arrange
to deepen the Bushehr harbour themselves nor permit it to be deepened by
the Government of India. The Uoyal Indian Marine surveying vesse
"Investigator," Commander Heming, was selected for the duty; she le t
Bombay in October 1904 and finished her work at Bushehr on the 22n
November. The soundings showed that the configuration o e '
had changed very little since 1857, and that, while the deepening o
inner anchorage and the approach to it from seawards for sh.ps of heavy
draught would be of little use so long as the bar of the Shatt-al- Arab
continued to regulate the size of vessels employed in the Persian Gul
the dredging of a channel for vessels of moderate size rom
anchorage to the wharves on Khor Snltani would be an "ageous and
probably not a difficult operation. The portion of t e mr our
Por Dairah and Khor Sultani was surveyed in greater detail than the

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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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