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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2437] (954/1262)

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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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The allocation of the subsidies in the Gaih district is as follows :—
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The Chief of Gaih ....
Mir Dost of Karwan ....
Mir Alai of do. . .
# #
Mir Shnhsuwar of do. . ,
Mir 'Isa Shair Khan of do. . . .
• •
Mir Gul Muhammad of do, .
Mir Saidullah of Bir ....
Mir Bhai Khan of Kair
• •
Mir Shair Muhammad of Sirgan
• «
H5t Faqir Muhammad of Parag
Mir ' Abdu-bin-Haidar of Balak
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Mir Shaih Muhammad-bin-Miru of Bandani
Not disbursed * . •
9 •
The Balak and Bandani subsidies were first granted with effecfc
from the 1st of January 1904 ; the others are of older standing.
In the Dashtyari district the whole subsidy of Rs. 1,000 a year pashtyari
has, since the 1st of January 1904?, been divided equally between district.
Mir ' Abdi Khan and Mir Mahmud Khan, the joint chiefs; and
payments formerly made to petty headmen have been discontinued.
To the end of 1901 the whole subsidy in the Bahu district was Bahu district,
paid to the Chief. Since the 1st of January 1902 it is divided
between the Chief {Rs. 600) and Mir Ahmad Khan of Bahu (Bs. 400).
It will be seen that the total annual amount of the subsidies in Total.
Persia is Bs. 5,840 a year, of which more than half is allotted to the
Gaih district. Subsidies are paid, besides these, in British Baluchistan.
Colonel Patrick Stewart, R.E.
Major J. XL Champain, afterwards
Colonel Sir J. U. Bateroan
CLampain, K.O.M.G., K.E.
Colonel F. J. ^oldsmid, afterwards
Major-General Sir F. J. Goldsmid,
K.C.S.I., C.B.
Colonel Sir J. IT. Bateman Champain
(See No. 2).
Colonel R. Murdocb Smith, afterwards
Major-General Sir R. Murdoch
Smith, K.C.M.G., R.E.
March 1862 to 16th January 1865.
17th January to Slst March 1865, in
temporary charge.
1st June 1865 to September 1870.
September 1870 to 1st February 1887.
2nd February 1887 to loth Febrnflry

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2437] (954/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 March 2024]

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