'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (592/1782)
The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.
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must be made of certain difficulties which aiose in connection with
his lease of Bandar 'Abbas, and of a disagreement which occurred between
him aud 'Abdur Rasu], Shaikh of Bushehr.
In 1823 a covert attempt was made by the Perrian Government to PirsUl.empt
dispossess Sa id of Bandar 'Abbas and its dependencies ; but the Saiyid to
having arrived at Bandar 'Abbas with two ships of war, entered into
negotiations^ with the agent of the Shiraz Government a nd succeeded, l8 o S
partly by bribery and partly by promising a slightly increased tribute
for two years, in retaining his valuable fief. Before leaviig, however,
he either seized or made away with the Hakims of Bandar 'Abbas and
Minab, who had encouraged the designs of the Persians.
In 1826, during the absence on pilgrimage at Makkah of tht Shaikh Hostilities
of Bushehr, who had calumniated the Saiyid to the authorities at Shiraz be ^ w . een
and had tried to supplant him in a matrimonial alliance with the famjy of and'th^ ^
the Farman-Farma then governing Fars, Sa'id declared war against '.k g ha !_ kh L of
* i i I i • Bushehr
nval and succeeded m capturing a vessel belonging to him, which he im« 1826.
mediately incorporated with his own fleet: he refrained, however, probably
out of respect for the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , from molesting the port of
Bushehr; and he caused the merchandise belonging to third parties which
had been found on the " Nasrat Shah " to be delivered to the owners. A
little later, while cruising off Qishm for the purpose, he was fortunate
enough to capture Shaikh 'Abdur Rasul himself, then on his way home
from Makkah, together with two more of his ships; nor did he release
him or his vessels until he had extorted from him a bond for |80,000.
In 1827, a Persian lady, daughter of the Prince-Governor of Shiraz, and m arlimonial
sister of Timur Mirza and Riza Quli Mirza, was duly betrothed to Sa 'id, ^nnSnsof
who soon afterwards went in person to meet his bride at Bandar 'Abbas. Saivid Sa'idj
Tn 1829, in consequence of a request from Timur Mirza, who had just 1837- 29! 81 a '
t^en Bushehr, Sa'id's frigate " Muzaffar ^ followed the " Harriet"
beloiging to Shaikh 'Abdur Rasul, from Kangun into Bushehr harbour in
order to seize her there, if desired ; but before the arrival of the ships a
s 0 ttlen ^iit had taken place on shore.
delations of Sa'id with Turkey before 1829.
The only Qalings which Sa'id had with the Turks arose out of the Erpedition
ancient subsidy granted, or said to have been granted, by the Turkish
government to th Tmara Ahmad for services rendered by him at Basrah Basrahf 1826,
in 17/5-7(). j he ^iaim of the Saiyid for arrears amounted, in 1826, to
lOt,000. As the Pslia of Baghdad, notwithstanding representations by
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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.
Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .
Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:
- 'Chapter I. General History of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.
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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:
- Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
- Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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