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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎384] (527/1782)

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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Fallahiyeh district and the natu re of t^ e principal land appr^^g to
Khor Musa. In the following' year two British naturalists, Colonel
Bailward and Mr. "Woosnam, travelled in 'Arabistan. Valaable explora
tions were made in ^Arabistan by Lieutenant D. L. R. Lon'mer, His
Britannic Majesty^s first Vice-Consul at Ahwaz in 1904 and the following
years. In the cold season of 1905-06 a number of most productive journeys
were undertaken by Major P. Z. Cox, as 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.
chiefly for the purpose of solving 1 topographical problems connected with
the Gazetteer. In ^Arabistan Major Cox visited Dilam, Behbehan, the
Hindiyan River, Ma^shur, the Jarrahi River, Buziyeh, Fallahiyeh, the
Bahmanshir, and Qubban, determining carefully the course of the
Hindiyan and casting much light on the connection of the important inlet
of Khor Musa with the K.arun River and Bahmanshir, which till his
jouney had been very imperfectly understood. In ^Oman he travelled by
land from Ras-al-Khaimah to Sohar via Baraimi, Lieutenant C. A. Scott of
the "Poyal Indian Marine accompanying 1 him to determine accurately the
positbn of the Baraimi Oasis, which was found to be misplaced in all
existhg maps. In 1905 Captain Knox, 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 Kuwait,
made a tour to the southward from that place; and in the next year, soon
after he close of the period, the same officer reached Hafar, a famous
landnarlc, in the interior distant 160 miles from Kuwait, vhich, though
mentimed by previous European travellers in Arabia, had not been reached
by ary of them. Between 1903 and 1905 the geography of many large
and a most unknown tracts in Eastern Arabia was elucidated by political
offices through native information, the largest shares in this /ery-difficult
work being taken by Captain Prideaux, 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. m Bahrain,
and ly Major Cox, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Gulf.
Geological 1 general geological reconnaissance of both sides of the Gxlf, com-
sance of the l ) ' ne l with a closer examination of localities where the existence of minerals
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. , wassuspected, was carried out in the winter of 1904-05 by Mr. G. Pilgrim
of the Indian Geological Survey, the results of whose expedition are
summarised by himself in an Appendix to the Gazetteer. Some coal
scams in the country behind Siir in J Oman had previously been scientific
ally examined in 1901 by Drs. von Krafft and Oldham of the Geological
Survey of India.
rtseaJcT 1 ' 0 The attentIon of the Government of India was drawn in 1904 to the
prehistoric tumuli of the Bahrain Islands, and arrangements were made
for the excavation of some of the mounds. A cursory inspection was also
made, through native agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , of ancient sites near Ganareh on the
Persian coast,

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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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