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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1809] (326/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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1809
Imam of Masqat; but tbe Ka^ab Shaikh could not be induced to send the
^ naval contingent which was demanded of him ; and the expedition never
H sailed,
t lil communication made to Karim Khan had no immediate bene-
^ ficial effect, for, after the arrival of the Agent and Council at Basrah,
^ he still detained Messrs. Beaumont and Green at Shiraz; but he appa-
U ren ^|y gtill gave them an allowance for their maintenance and made no
objection to their corresponding with their friends. At the beginning of
^ February 1774 they wrote that it was the intention of the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. to
demand naval aid from the British and the Turks against the Imam of
Masqat and, in event of a refusal, to send a force to destroy Basrah,
This report, as it agreed with information received from an independent
source, caused some uneasiness to the Agent and Council; and the
Turkish Mutasallim During the eighteenth century this was the third most powerful official in Ottoman Iraq (after the Pasha and the Kiya). The title was given specifically to the Governor of Basra. had some difficulty in persuading them, on the
ground that their action might cause a panic at Basrah, not to place the
Company's goods on board ship, even for the purpose of facilitating a
speedy removal in case such should become necessary. At the beginning
of March some correspondence was in progress between the Basrah
Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. ; but, according to a letter from Messrs. Beaumont
and Green, which was closed at Shiraz on the 5th and received at Basrah
on the 19th of that month, Karim Khan had no intention of releasing
them, and was determined on the contrary to treat all British subjects
and ships as those of a hostile power until his demand for naval assist
ance against Masqat should have been conceded. In their opinion,
the pacific policy so far pursued towards the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. had only em
boldened him to regard the East India Company as timid and of no
account.
Only a few days later, however, it was reported that Shaikh Nasir
of Bushehr, who for the moment was in high favour with Karim Khan,
was on his way to Bushehr to negotiate, as a plenipotentiary from Karim
Khan, with the Imam of ; Oman; that he was bringing Messrs.
Beaumont and Green with him; and that he had written to his brother.
Shaikh Sa'dun, to prepare the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. building at Bushehr for
the reception of the two gentlemen : it was surmised that their release
from detention at Shiraz was due either to Shaikh Nasir himself, who
was anxious to see a British Factory An East India Company trading post. re-established at Bushehr, or to
Coja Sarguise," an Armenian merchant of <f most execrable character/' ,
hut possessing an unaccountable influence at Shiraz, to whom the Agent
had promised a reward of S5,000 in case of his exerting himself success
fully in the case. No further concession, however, could be obtained from
124
Continued
deteation of
Messrs. Beau
mont and
Green at
Shiraz, 1774,
Transfer of
Messrs.
Beaumont
and Green to
Bushehr,
March 1774

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, 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 appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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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. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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