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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎606] (749/1782)

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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606
Persian
claim to
Gwadar
waived and
abandoned,
1868-7J.
Makran and Baluchistan—the basis o£ claim being apparently the
conquests of Nadir Shah ; and in 1867 they constituted a serions obstacle
in the negotiations for the extension of the land line of telegraph to the
-westward of Gwadar. In a Persian official memorandum it was now
stated that "the Persian Government considered Kaij and Makran
integral parts of the province of Kirman and therefore undoubtedly
Persian territory," and that the ports of Gwadar and Chahbar " were
also placed by them in exactly the same category as other ports belonging
exclusively to Persia/' ^
Eventually however, in concluding the Telegraph Convention of
2nd April 1868, these claims were waived, without prejudice, by the
Persian Government; and they also, though not without reluctance
abandoned a contention which they had raised that the coast from
Gwadar westwards should be described in the Convention as a the
Persian Coast - ". The boundary laid down by General Goldsmid in
1871 between Persian and Kalat territory afterwards placed Gwadar
beyond the reach oi Persia; but it did not affect Chahbar, which, though
claimed by Persia, was still actually in possession of the Sultan of
'Oman.
British political representation at Gwadar, 1863-1873.
ment of an 6 s ^ ua ^ 1 ' on of Gwadar, near the point of contact between
Agsistaut several spheres of political influence, is peculiar, and the place may be
Political regarded in various different aspects : it is at once a dependency of the
AwiTiaes Sultanate of Oman, a locality of which the interests are closely bound
up with the affairs^ of Southern Baluchistan and particularly of the Kaij
district, a convenient point from which to survey the affairs of Persian
Makian, and a station upon the Makran section of the Indo-European
Telegraph Department's land telegraph, of which the headquarters
aie at Karachi, The multiplicity of the interests which thus exist
a Gwadar has not been without its effect on the nature of British
representation there, and has from time to time necessitated adminis-
changes which will presently be described ; but the institution of
a ri ish Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was due, in the first instance, to the difficulties with
ersia which arose out of the construction of the land telegraph to
Gwadar m 1862-63.
a ' le P resen ^ a tive was, in the beginning, a European
ssis an 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. , the cost of whose appointment was debited
o e ik o-European Telegraph Department; and the first incumbent
o ae posi ^as Lieutenant E. C. Ross, Adjutant of the 1st Baluch
egimen ,—afterwards Sir E. C. Ross ; Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the
rersian Gult,—who had been nominated by Mr. Mansfield, Commis-
swner in^ md, to be Assistant 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. at Kalat, but who was
m J . m c0nse< l uence of the threatened trouble with Persia over the
e !- l a P ? o proceed to Gwadar instead. He arrived there in April 1863.
tj ^ ime ^ under the authority from the Sultan of 'Oman for
anaing British troops at Gwadar to protect the telegraph, 100 Karachi

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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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