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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎391] (534/1782)

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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from Masqat; tut the task seemed hopeless. On the Persian coast,
however, preventive action was not altogether impossible; seizures o£
contraband arms were occasionally made by the Turkish Government;
and the establishment of a British Vice-Consul at Bandar 'Abbas in 1900
had some effect in discouraging the operations of the Afghan arms
dealers who had begun to make use of that port. About 1'JOl Persian
Makran showed signs of becoming the chief thoroughfare of the Afghan
trade, and in the next year an arrangement was formed between the Persian
Governor -General and the British 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. in Kalat for preventing
the introduction of rifles and ammunition into the Makran districts,
Where the local market was already glutted and continued importation
Implied the existence of a transit trade to the countries beyond. The
development of the trade across Persian Makran appeared so serious,
regard being had to the facilities which it afforded the Afghan tribes o
the North-West Frontier of India for providing themselves to an unhmK ei
extent with war material, that in 1905 a discussion arose as to whether
exportation from Masqat should not be combated by British naval agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
The discussion did not bear fruit during the period with which we are con
cerned ; but it resulted in the establishment, at a later tune, of a British
naval blockade of the arms trade in the Gulf of 'Oman. ... , a
A great blow was dealt to the slave trade, which still ling ® re ' trade,
reduced shape, through successful anti-slaving operations y ^ °
authorities in East Africa in 1902 ; and it had a powerful ind e t eft*
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. region, .vhere the 'Om.ni townot Su. tb home
of a large number of the slave-traders captured m East Afnca,
plunged into mourning. . resuonsibiUty for sanitary British sam-
Bubonic plague still on til British poli-
arrangements iu the Persian Guli ^ ^ ^ of ^ ^ Persia Gulf.
tical authorities there, especia y i - ^ Persian Government.
sary arrangements had been con errec on d ; to d ,. a i w;th i D Persia.
in 1399 a British W " ^ieto but his proceedings
a small outbreak of plague w ^ raIlt and exc itable populace, and
or proposals caused a umu . g £ortun ately, scon died away.
no measures could be enfoice . b Russian advice, suddenly
In 1903 the Persian Government, m ports from the
became desirous of transferring the ^ oWn Customs Department -;
British medical staff hitherto emp oy French Vice-Consulate
British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Surgeon at i5usnei

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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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