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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎388] (531/1782)

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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made with the Persian Government for facilitating' their journey in Persia,
they experienced incivility and obstruction at the hands of M. Cattersel,
the Belgian Director of Customs at Bandar 'Abbas. This was ; however,
the sole instance of discourteous treatment of which they had to complain
in the course of their tour, and suitable notice was taken of M. Cattersel's
conduct by the Persian Government, who shortly afterwards, on the com
plaint of the British Minister, removed him from Bandar ; Abbas to another
appointment. At Bandar Abbas the mission were met by Khan Bahadur
Asghar 'Ali, the British Consular Agent designate for Bam. They were
accompanied on the march by Hospital Assistant Tafazzul Husain, placed
on duty with them by the Government of India, and by a small escort of
Indian cavalry who were proceeding on relief to Kirman, as well as by a
Persian military escort. From Bandar 'Abbas the mission journeyed to
Saidabad, where they arrived on the 25th November; they were met near
that place by Sartip Mirza Riza Khan, whom the Persian Government
had sent from Tehran to receive them. On the 27th November they were
joined by Major Sykes, and on the 16 th December the whole party arrived
at Kirman.
It had been intended that from Kirman the mission should travel to
SIstan, returning to the eoast at Gwadur fid Magas and Kohak; but, as
it appeared that thisroute would bo unprofitable, the programme was m^di-
fiod with the assent of the Government of India, and operations in Persian
Baluchistan were restricted to a tour from Kirmsu to Bam and Jiruft.
Bam was reached on the 14th .Tannary 1905, and on the 20th February the
mission returned to Kirman. From Kirman the mission marched to Yazd
arriving there on the 16th March; Shirta was reached on the 18th April ■
and from Sluraz Mr. Newcomen and his companions travelled by the
ordinary route to Bushehr, whence they sailed for India on (he 19th May.
v j If MeSSre ■ LufEman and R y an were lai d up with fever, and at
Yazd Mr. Newcomen had the misfortune to fracture one of his legs above
the ank e. On the 31st March the advanced party of the missi™ escort
was fired on at Mihrabad, between Yazd and Shiraz, and one of the Persian
cavalry guard received a severe flesh wound through the thigh These
were the principal diffienlties which attended the work of Mr. Newcomen
and ms associates.
In their journey the mission confined themselves strictly to commer
cial enquiries, m which they were aided by the British consular officials,
icir relations with the local Persian representatives were everywhere most
Sorio t T m0re ^ 0ne PlaCe ^ ^ reCeiTOl wilh —Merable
itinction. The representatives of Russia in Persia did their best, however.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎388] (531/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575943.0x000084> [accessed 21 August 2018]

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