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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1945] (462/1262)

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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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1945
been occupied^ and who was most anxious that the British should not
abandon it. From the fact that there was never any demand for the
services of the g-arrison against pirates during its presence in Qishm, and
that its departure was not followed by any recrudescence of piracy, we
may perhaps conclude that it was in fact superfluous.
We must now refer to a vagary, so preposterous as to be almost in-
credible, committed by the British Resident at Bushehr; and the light in
which it exhibits the character of Lieutenant Bruce is such as to make
us wonder in what manner the general business of the 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. was
conducted by that gentleman during his substantive tenure of office from
1811 to 1822.
Apparently in 182*2, an Envoy named * Mirza Bangar or Bunghir
was sent by the Prince-Govern or of Shiraz to the Governor of Bombay
for the purpose of clearing up all misunderstandings which existed
between the Governments of India and Persia : he was received at
Bombay ff with every mark of respect and consideration." Mr. Bruce
was then at Bombay, having possibly been summoned to head-quarters in
connection with the charges made by the Persians against him, and these
seem to have been discussed in his presence and that of the Persian
Envoy, and to have been disproved or explained to the satisfaction of all
tW
theifl*
Mr. Bruce after this returned to Bushehr as Resident; and thence,
at the request of Hasan 'Ali Mirza, the Prince-Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). of Fars, he
travelled to Shiraz. The Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. , when they became
aware of the invitation that Mr. Bruce had received and of his intention
of accepting it, expressed disapprobation ; but their letters reached him
too late to prevent the mischief which followed. Mr. Bruce, on his
arrival at Shiraz, was induced to discuss with Zaki Khan, the chief
minister of the Farman-Farma, an Agreement which the Fars Govern
ment were anxious to conclude with the British Government. On the
8th August 1822 he was weak enough to accept the terms which were
pressed on him by Zaki Khan and others ; and on the 30th of the same
month he went so far as to execute on behalf of the Government of
Bombay, though he had no t authority to do so, a formal document
* Unless, which seems hardly probable, this Envoy was the Mirza Muhammad
Baqir who Just missed Dr. Jukes at Qishm in 1821. " Bunghir " might be a mistake
tor Baughir, which again, in Persia, is a possible corruption of Baqir.
t The Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. were themselves, perhaps, partly to blame for
tor. Bmce's mistake. It will be within the recollection of the reader that
Mr. Bmce concluded an unauthorised agreement with the Shaikh of Bahrain in 1816
which the Government, far from condemning, apparently quoted as a model in 1819.
Unauthorised
Agreement
concluded by
Lieutenant
Bruce, Resi
dent at
Bushehr,
with the
Prince-
Governor of
Shiraz, 30th
August
1822.

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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:

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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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