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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2050] (567/1262)

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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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Removal of
Shaikh Nasir
from the
of Btishehr
and rebellion
of Shaikh
him locally. Muhammad Hashim Khan delivered to the Resident a
letter^ to the same effect, from the Governor-General; and he seemed to
hope that the Resident would offer to prevent the escape of Shaikh Nasir
by sea ; but in this, needless to szy, he was disappointed. The Persian
emissary then visited Shaikh Nasir, to present his credentials; and the
Shaikh the same day called on Major Hennell, accompanied only by
Shaikh Muhammad, the Shaikh of the Dumukh Arabs of Chah Kutali,
to ask his advice. The Dumukh Shaikh, who had heard that Baqir
Khan of Tangistan was to be associated at Bushehr with Mirza Mehdi
Khan as his principal adviser, recommended resistance, and in the last
resort flight; while Shaikh Nasir said that he would in the first instance
appeal to the clemency of 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). , and thereafter if
unsuccessful, fly or resist as circumstances might dictate. Major Hennell
recommended Shaikh Nasir to eschew extreme measures, and rather to
comply with the order summoning him to Shiraz,—a piece of advice
which the Shaikh seemed loath to accept from dread of the power of
his rival the Nizam-ul-Mulk at head-quarters, and one which 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. afterwards characterised as somewhat impru
dent, regard being had to the results which might have followed on its
being accepted.
In the end Shaikh Nasir solved the problem by putting Muhammad
Hashim and his attendants into a boat on the night of the 4th October
and sending them over to Shif on the mainland, where they were set
ashore with an exhortation to make the best of their way to Shiraz.
This expedient was unavailing, however, except as a means of gaining
time; and in the end Shaikh Nasir was persuaded to visit Shiraz, |
whence he was, sent a prisoner to Tehran. The Governor -General of
Pars* His Royal Highness Piruz Mirza, then appointed a son of tie
Haji Qawwam of Shiraz to the Governorship of Bushehr; bit m
October 1850 Shaikh Husain, an uncle of Shaikh Nasir, who W
already once usurped possession of Bushehr in 1839, took upon himself
the administration of the place and was able for a short time to retain it. j
Shaikh Husain, who did not cease to profess loyalty to Tehran wlnl" ^
defied the mandates of Shiraz, and who at the same time culti^ j
a good understanding with the British Resident, is described by a |
Jjiiut tie
* Prinoe Firuz Mirza, wbo succeeded Prince Bahrain Mirza at Shiraz »
beginning of 1850, was an uncle of the Shah, and his age at this time was » bout _
He was a strong and energetic ruler, especially in his treatment of crime, ani g enel '
respected in spite of his grasping avarice.
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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)

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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