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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎386] (529/1782)

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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386
Central
Persian
telegraph
line.
British tele
graph
subsidies in
Persian
Makr|n.
British
Commercial
Missions to
the Persian
Gulf region.
Mr.
Maclean's
mission.
under a former concession which had never been revoked. Subsequently
in May 1905 the permission of the Shah was obtained by His Britannic
Majesty's Minister at Tehran for the construction of a line from Han jam,
partly aerial (across Qishm Island) and partly submarine, to Bandar
'Abbas. This line, which was to be worked by Persian operatives and on
repayment of the cost of construction was to become the property of the
Persian Government, was completed before the close of the year.
An addition to the means of telegraphic communication between Persia
and India was undertaken in 1902 in the shape of a Central Persian tele
graph line ; but its bearing on 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 slight.
In 1899 an important change was made in connection with the tele?
graph subsidies paid to local chiefs in Persian Makran for the protection
of the land line traversing their districts. It consisted generally in a
redistribution of the money among a greater number of recipients than
before, some of the small chiefs in the immediate vicinity of the coast
from whom services were mostly required being now included, while the
shares of larger chiefs in the interior were correspondingly reduced.
In view of the increased mercantile activity of foreign nations in
Persia and 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. region, special attention was devoted by His
Majesty's Government and the Government of India to British and
Indian trade in those parts, and two commercial missions were charged
with the study of trade questions on the spot.
The "first involved the despatch from England by the Board of Trade's
Advisory Committee on Commercial Intelligence, of Mr. H. W. Maclean,
who had been not long before Manager of the Imperial Bank of Persia at
Tehran and Honorary Attache of His Britannic Majesty's Legation in
Persia, and who by his experience of Persia and intimate acquaintance with
its trade was admirably qualified for the part he had to perform. Mr.
Maclean left England.at the beginning of 1903 and called at Bombay on
Ins way to Persia. The Government of India, who had been asked, and who
at wi ingly agreed, to grant him all the facilities and aid in their power,
suggested that he should study with special care the trade in tea, coffee,
go, an Indian cotton manufactures, as well as the general effect of the
new Persian customs tariff, and should work out the rates ad valorem on
e products of various countries when, as in the case of cotton textiles,
ere was but one specific duty for grades and kinds differing much in
pnce In the course of the enquiries made under his original instructions
Mr. Maclean visited the principal trade centres of Turkish Arabia and
ema. mc u ing, it would seem. Bandar 'Abbas, Bushehr, Basrah, Baghdad,
a ® s f an, Tabriz, Mashhad, Tehran and Isfahan ; and, when

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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)
Arrangement

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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