Skip to item: of 1,262
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1879] (396/1262)

This item is part of

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. .


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

Court of the other was distinctly contemplated ; and a stipulation was
likewise inserted for the mutual reception of Consuls. A commercial
Treaty, attached to the political Treaty, limited the duties on Russian
trade as before to five per cent., besides which it conferred on Russian
subjects the right to acquire house property and business premises in
Persia, along with inviolability of domicile. The instalments by which
tile war indemnity should be discharged were regulated, and the
ceremonies to be observed in the reception of Russian Ambassadors and
other diplomatic officials in Persia were fixed, by separate protocols in
connection with the main Treaty.
The Treaty of Turkmanchai did not at once remove all difficulties Perso-
between Persia and Russia. In August 1828, in consequence of a pro-
vision of the Treaty by which, if an instalment of the war indemnity 1828—34.
remained unpaid after a certain date, Azarbaijan was to be detached
from Persia and either handed over to Russia or constituted a separate
Khanate, Persia^ through the improvidence of the Shah and his ministers
all but forfeited that valuable province. Again in February 1829^
through the murder of M. Grebaiodoff, the Russian Minister at
Tehran, and his suite by ah infuriated mob which some of his demands,
founded upon the Treaty, had roused to action > a very dangerous crisis
was produced ; but Khusrau Mirza, a son of the heir apparent, who was
deputed to St. Petersburg as the Shah's representative, was able not
only to secure the condonement of this outrage on very moderate terms
as to reparation, but even to obtain the remission of oue-tenth of the
whole war indemnity. After this event the ascendency of Russia at the
Persian Court was for a time almost undisputed, and the foreign policy of
Persia, especially upon her north-eastern frontier, began to be influenced
by the designs and interests of Russia.
Relations of France with Persia, 1797—1834.
It was however by France, rather than by Russia, that Persia was Early Coin-
first brought upon the stage of European international politics ; and to mumoations
the diplomacy of that country, as directed by Napoleon, we must now with Persia
turn our attention. 1801—04.
The Bruguiere-Olivier mission from the French Directory, which
visited Tehran in 1796 and marked the commencement of French interest
iu Persian affairs, had no practical outcome ; and the first advances of

About this item


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)

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.

Physical characteristics

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.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1879] (396/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 March 2024]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [&lrm;1879] (396/1262)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image