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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎392] (535/1782)

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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392
In the Sulta-
nate of
'Oman.
In Bahrain.
British dis
pensaries at
Kuwait and
in Bahrain.
vigorous protests made by the British Legation at Tehran resulted,
however, in the Customs being prohibited from interfering with the work
of the British sanitary agents at the various ports.
The attitude of the Sultan of ^Oman in sanitary questions was at first,
on account of other difficulties between him and the British Government,
extremely unsatisfactory; but in autumn 1900, he at length handed over
the sanitary administration of the port of Masqat to the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
Surgeon, at the same time placing under him qualified subordinates whom
he had brought from India on his own account.
The Shaikh of Bahrain continued to resist the introduction of proper
measures against plague in his dominions ; and in 1900 the abuses of a
sanitary system which he had set up were so much greater than its advan
tages that the Government of India found themselves obliged to insist upon
its abolition. In 1905, had an epidemic of plague which appeared in
Bahrain not suddenly ceased, the necessary steps would have been taken
there by the Government of India through an agent of their own.
In 1904 a dispensary was opened at Kuwait in connection with the
British Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. established there; and in 1905 the maintenance of
a Victoria Memorial Hospital in Bahrain, which had been founded by
private subscription in 1901, was undertaken by the Government of India.
British official matters, 1899-1905.
Her t Maje4j The neWS 0f the decease of Her Majesty the Queen-Empress Victoria
Queen on the 2 k 2nd January 1901 occasioned universal demonstrations of grief aad
CoronaHou 1 "^ at a11 stations 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. . At. Bushehr most of the
<*f His Biitish subjects, European and Indian, paid special visits of condolence at
kiDg Sty the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , and expressions of sorrow were transmitted to the Resident
Edward VII. by the Shaikh of Bahrain. At Masqat, where the Sultan put an end to the
I'd rejoicings and caused the shops to be closed and 101 minute guns to be
fired, the general feeling seemed akin to consternation. The Coronation
of His Majesty the King-Emperor Edward VII was celebrated at all places
inthe jurisdiction 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. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. on the 1st January 1903.
l)iTision of In 1900 the financial relations between Her Majesty's Government and
and patronage ^ Government of India arising from political and consular representation
Home 611 the in ?ers ^ a were reac U us ted, and a rule was established that future increases
Government in expenditure should be divided equally between the two Governments.
Gotemmeut ^ 1904 S ' r Mortim<!r the Indian Civil Service relinquished
of India. change of His Britannic Majesty's Legation in Persia, which he had held

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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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