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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎621] (764/1782)

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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their liberation; furthermore, upon the Rinds promising to make restitu
tion for the raids that they had recently committed, the forfeiture of
Us 7 010 to which the tribe had now become liable under the settlement
of 1886 was waived. After 1894 the Kind question was not prominent
at Gwadar.
Affairs at Gwadar after 1888.
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Natural cala
mities, tribal
raids, etc.
Taxation.
Other noteworthy events at Gwadar during the period nndei
consideration were few. In 1892 there was a senons outbreak of small-
pox in the months of March, April and May ; its ravages were mtensihed
bv the refusal of the people to permit the isolation of cases, even Khoj.
and Hindu merchants declining to allow their patients to ^ to
hosratal In the same year a few cattle, the property of Bntu
ment employes, were stolen with the connivance of the headman of
Niffwar and a long and troublesome ease followed, which was ultimate y
settled by the Sultan agreeing to advance the
recover it afterwards from the ^ ^i?;Upeopk home-
fire broke out in the town of Un adai, v in y in L ,
less and caused damage to the ^ of ^ahu^* looted 300 cainel>
Mir Ahmad Khan, one ot the joint 'Omnn • his intention
from Palairi within the
was to punish a tribe who had left 1 - i carried off were a
with the Sultan's Perm.sBion, bu amoi^
number belonging to employes of the > »
lion was eventually obtained in this case. f mAir |- n f finance
In the Sultan's admrnistration of Gwadar P ^of thfchX
is the most important, but i . g97 tlie taxeg imposed on the
working was the least satisfactory. ^ excessive and out
fish-yards owned ^^"tis^. ^^^^-^^^ry^^vertheless Saiyid Faisal
rrKitrt'-it .t.'- » —- - -
obtained without considerable difhcu t^. Gwadar customs Customs.
In the summer of 1908 direct ^ UIliform ad
was introduced by the Sultan, alK ^ mK ^ nced . but the results were
valorem import duty ot 5 percen . w an d much discontent was
less favourable than they had been a - ^1' s ^ oms a nd privileges of
caused by the abolition of port were attached. In
long standing, to which the mere a ^ system were only
1903-04 the gross customs * the right of
$aii,000, as against $40,000 obtair ^ ^ ^ g^yid Faisal paid a
collection in the previous yeai. w bich various misunderstand-
personal visit to Gwadar m the ^^J^ere removed; and in the
ings between the merchants and his ofl ^ Customs . Accordingly m
same year he changed his Supeun en bv 1907 the complaints o
1904-0f) the gross ^^^^le umC import duty of 5 per cent,
the merchants had ceased, <u
was being regularly collected.

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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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