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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎389] (532/1782)

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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to let it be thought that the mission was a political one, inspired by sinister
motives ; and a complaint was on one occasion received by His Britannic
Majesty's Minister at Tehran that the members took photographs and
made sketches, that they showed too much interest in the strength of
Persian military garrisons, and that they were themselves military officers.
The uneasiness of the Persian Government was easily removed, however,
by assurances from the British Legation.
The tour was in every respect a success. A very large amount of
valuable commercial information was collected by the indefatigable energy
and industry of Mr. Newcomen. British goods, especially tea, were exhibit
ed and advertised in some entirely new markets. A careful itinerary also,
maintained during the whole arduous journey of 1,790 miles, threw much
Hew light on the state of commercial communication in Southern Persia.
Miscellaneous Britisli proceedings 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.
The peace of the seas was practically undisturbed during the period
except on the coasts of Qatar and Hasa and in the Shatt-aVArab, in other
words except in those parts of the Gulf where the shore was actually
under Turkish jurisdiction or Turkish jurisdiction was claimed.
A number of piratical offences occurred off Qatar, where tranquillity
had prevailed for several years, in 1899 and 1900 ; but pressure by the
British authorities upon the principal Shaikh of Qatar, though he
pleaded helplessness on account of the Turkish occupation of Dohah,
resulted in their cessation.
Along the Hasa coast, which also had been unusually quiet for some
time, there was in 1899 a serious recrudescence of piracy; and from then
until the end of the period the state of matters in that quarter grew pro
gressively worse. The principal pirate was an exiled member of the Bahrain
ruling family who was also connected by blood relationship with a
marauding Arab tribe on the mainland, and whose bases of operation
were, after the first, places in Turkish territory. Remonstrances by the
British authorities proved entirely ineffectual, being either disregarded or
rudely repulsed by the local Turkish officials to whom they were addressed.
H.M.S. " Sphinx " visited Qatif in 1902, but without satisfactory results j
and later in the year the Turks, after capturing the pirate leader already
mentioned, negligently or intentionally allowed him to escape; and his
British mea
sures for the
maintenance
of Maritime
Security in
the Pei -sian
Gulf.
Off Qatar,
Off Hasa.

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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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