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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎387] (530/1782)

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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he was about to leave Tehran for London in November 1903, his orders
were changed and he was directed to return by way of Masqat, where a
commercial mission of the " Comite de 1 ; Asie Fran^aise ; had in the mean-'
while made a rather prolonged stay. Mr. Maclean submitted in all three
valuable reports. The first, dated 5th December 1903, from Tehran, consist
ed of a note on the new Persian customs tariff ; the second, completed at
Rasht on the 20th December 1903, dealt with the whole subject of British
trade in Persia ; the third, which related to 'Oman, Trucial 'Oman, Bahrain,
and Kuwait, and which embodied the result of the enquiries made by Mr.
Maclean after the extension of his tour, was submitted in London on
the 12th April 1904.
The second British commercial mission was sent from India under the ^ comen . g
auspicesof the Indian Government. It was supplementary to that of m i S8 i 0 n,
Mr. Maclean, and the particular field of its labours was South-Eastern
Persia, which lay outside the scope of Mr. Maclean's investigations, but
which was a region of special importance to Indian tiade.
The despatch of this Indian mission was originally suggested by Major
P. M. Sykes, His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Kirman, who himse
decided the routes to be followed, made all the arrangements in Persia, and
postponed taking leave which was due to him in order that the mission
might be rendered a success. The cost of the mission was underta en y
the Government of India and by the Chambers of Commeice o pp
India and Bengal. The Chambers of Commerce of Bombay and Karac i
were consulted also in regard to the duties of the mission, but they declined
active participation in the arrangements. As finally constituted the mis
sion consisted of Mr. A. Gleadowe -Newcomen of Cawnpore, assiste y
Messrs. Luffman and Ryan. Mr. Newcomen, who besides having seven
years' practical experience of tea-planting was well verse
branches of Oriental trade, was formally recognised by the Government of
India on the 8th October 1904 as President of the mission and as repiesen-
tative of the Bengal and Upper India Chambers of Commerce and of he
Indian Tea Cess Committee. The arrangement as to expen itme was ia
the salaries of the delegates for a period of six months an ^ ie cos o
samples should be borne by the commercial bodies in whose interests th y
were sent, while the cost of the journey to and from Persia, the actual
travelling expenses in Persia, and the price of outfit, mclu mg en s,
furniture and horses, should be defrayed by the Govcinmcn
The mission sailed from Bombay on the 13th October 1904, and on the
21st reached Bandar ; Abbas, where they were detained m quaran m
the evening of the 25th. Notwithstanding that arrangements had been
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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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