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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎75] (86/1262)

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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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(iv) Kuwait trade benefits by capture of Basrah by the Persians in
1776 and British desert mail to Aleppo is despatched from
Kuwait .......... 1001
(v) Kuwait a dependency of Basrah in 1775 1002
{yi) Participation of Kuwait in capture of Bahrain, 1783 . . . 1003
B. Temporary location of thG British Basrah Factory An East India Company trading post. at
Kuwait, 1793-1795 ..... ... 1004
(i) Staff of the Factory An East India Company trading post. 1004
(n) Wahhabi aggressions on Kuwait, 1793-1795 . 1005
XtrwAlT in 1795 to the annexation of Hasa
bt the Turks in 1871 .... 1006
A. Internal and external relations; 1795-1838 . . . 1006
{Continued in "heading C helow.)
(i) Authority of Shaikh of Kuwait acknowledged on the coast as far
south as Has Khafji, 1829 . . . . . • • 1006
(ii) Relations with Bahrain; ........ 1007
(m) Relations with the Wahhabis ...... 1007
(iv) Relations with Turkey ....... 1008
(a) Shaikh of Kuwait said to acknowledge authority of the
Turks in 1829 ....... 1008
( d ) Relations with ^Arabistan ....... 1008
(yi) Relations with British ........ 1008
(a) Temporary removal of Basrah 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. to Kuwait,
1821-1822 1008
B. Kuwait affairs during the Egyptian occupation of Hasa,
1838-1840^ and up to annexation of Hasa by the
Turks in 1871 1009
(t) Posting of an Egyptian agent to Kuwait, 1838 . . • 1000
(it) Shaikh^ discourtesy to British Political Officer, 1839 . . . 1000
(Hi) Question of establishing British settlement at Kuwait instead of
Kharag, 1839 1010
C. Internal and external relations^ 1840-1871 . * . .1010
(Continued in Period HI., headings A> B, and D.)
(t) Patriarchal Government of Shaikh Subah and local conditions,
ju8tice > taxes^ etc., under his rule ..... 1010
(ii) Relations with Bahrain . * . • 1011
(Hi) Relations with Kajd . ♦ . . . . 1011
(to) Relations with ^Arabistan . . . * • 1012

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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)

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' [‎75] (86/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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