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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎605] (748/1782)

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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, . an a in 1861 lie proposed that Gwadar should be purchased
f iferauthorife from the Sultan o£ 'Oman and Unded over
after full consideration
on
he argued, would benefit both
the Government of India. The , suggestion,
was rejected by the Government of India
fhe tround of ancient possession by the Sultan ; and m April
1116 ^ was informed by the
fertile"Commissioner m Sfnd was informed by the Government of
tabav that the Khan's claim to Gwadar was as little sustainable as his
Sto Karachi and as little deserving of countenance.
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Vr *
The claims of Persia to Gwadar and Chahbar, 1863-69.
The fluctuations of Persian authority m Makran during the 19th
penturv are described in the separate history of that province, m the
Present place ^e have only to consider those pretensions on the part ot
Persia to Gwadar and Chahbar which were excited by the British
"^IftretroflSeMs'the land line from Karachi was approaching
Gwsdar. it became apparent that "er^hfm
mucb longer remain quiescent At bef „ a ,, t0 interest himself in the Q„ 5 dacb ?
Khan, the Persian Sartip of Bampur, ht a. !() - a to the Arab local Persian
operations and wrote to Thuwami, the Sultai rioeress of the line
Wall of Gwadar desiring them to prevent 1862 - 63 -
until tbe sanction of the Persian " , xt ' a ppareutlv, assem-
To give weight to his admonitions 1 l )rah ' n \ Kha V" u ' ® on of Gwadar,
bled a large body of Rinds and advanced w;t H the
oausing much ^^ggg'^ge^ous raid was commirtcd near
landed for the protection o£ the telegiap i Walton in charge
letters from Ibrahim Khan ^ recewed ^
of the telegraph construction palty, an } conditional upon the
threats which they contained appeai 'ed, howeve, ^ t i ie Sultan
work being carried beyond Gwadar. eimiss protect the telegraph,
of'Omanfor the landing of British troops m older to piotectt 8
hut it was not immediately utilised.
addressed p'^^o all
G wadar, and
C hahb&v,
1 864.
Meanwhile the Persian G f OT T er ™®' ^ted the proceedings E'rta and
through the British Legation at ^ 1 > J. , shah's ministers BalQcMstan
of Ibrahim Khan; but the language . p ers i an claims in the including
indicated the existence of vague and ex u eCam e known that
direction of Makran ; and ^rt y afterward, it becam^^ ^ . j864
Persia considered ^ w ^ ar an \ S ^ pn Up C t evidence bearing on
Colonel Goldsmid was sent to the spot o re port was adverse to
the territorial disputes which had arisen, an , , - . meanwhile
the alleged rights of Persia at Gwadar an nn 4-i n ned to increase. At
the pretensions of the Persian Governmen ia • r ights over all
the end of 1864 they were found to include sovereign 0

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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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