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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1976] (493/1262)

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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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1976
tn 1841 Lieutenant (afterwards Sir Arnold) Kemball was selected
by 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. as Lieutenant Edmunds^; successor.
Hereupon the Government of India reverted to their original proposal
for a reduction, suggesting that the absence of the Eesident from
Bushehr need no longer be more than occasional; that, when special
circumstances necessitated it ; the Eesidency Surgeon might hold charge
of the current duties ; and that conjimunication with the maritime chief
of the Gulf might be maintained through the British Naval Commodore.
In reply to these suggestions it was pointed out by Captain Hennell, the
Resident at Bushehr, through 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. , who supported
his views, that the political correspondence of the Kesidency had more
than doubled within recent years; that the work of translating and
copying secret letters, together with a general superintendence 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. accounts, was enough fully to occupy the time of a European
officer ; that Residents were sometimes appointed to Bushehr who had
no knowledge at all of the languages of the Gulf; that it was important
to secure continuity of policy in case of the death or sudden departure,
for any reason, of a Resident; that the Residents accustomed tours on
the Arabian coast could not be discontinued without untoward political
results; and that the Naval Commodore was not a suitable medium of
communication with the Arab Shaikhs in cases which involved political
interests or required close investigation. These arguments prevailed,
though Captain Hennell admitted that he himself could, by great personal
exertion, carry on the duties of his post without an Assistant; and the
appointment of Lieutenant Kemball was confirmed.
Affairs of the Persian Coast and Islands, 1834-1848.
Re •appoint
ment of
Shaikh
Nasir III to
the Gover
norship of
Bushehr,
November
1837.
In September 1837 Shaikh Nasir III of Bushehr, whose flight to
Kharag and then to Kuwait in 1832 has been related, proceeded to ShiraZ
with the object of obtaining, if possible, a reduction of the tribute which
Bushehr was liable to pay to the Government of Fars and a postponement
of the recovery of certain arrears which were already due. From this
circumstance, and from the fact that Shaikh ''Abdullah, his uncle, was m
charge of Bushehr during his absence, it would seem that Shaikh Nasir
must, at some time subsequent to the revolution which took pla ce
Bushehr in 1833^ have regained possession of his ancestral government.

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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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