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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎76] (87/1262)

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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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period ii.
(i*) Relations with British 1012
(a) Colonel Pelly's visits and remarkable predictions in regard
to future of Kuwait as a railway terminus, 1865 . 1012
(vi) Relations with Turkey ....... 1012
(a) Position of Kuwait vis-a-vis the Porte in 1847 and 1863 1012
(J) Dispute regarding the Sufiyeh estate of the Shaikh on
the Shatt-Al-'Arab, 1866 ..... 1013
(c) Turkish designs on Kuwait and suspension of British
steamer service, 1866 ..... 1013
period iii.
Rule of Shaikh 'Abdullah-ein-Subah, 1866-1892 10U
a. Relations of Kuwait with Turkey, 1866-1892 . . 1014
{Continued in Period IVy heading A.)
(i) Close relations maintained by Shaikh with Turkey . . . 1014
(ii) Assistance rendered to the Turks in annexation of Hasa, 1871 . 1014
(Hi) Turks appear to have considered Kuwait to be annexed at same
time as Hasa 1014
B. Relations of Kuwait with Wahhabis, 1866-1893 . . 1014
C. Relations of Kuwait with the British, 1866-1892 . . 1015
(Continued in Period IV, leading B.)
(i) British indifference to Kuwait affairs 1015
D. delations of Kuwait with Bahrain and Hasa ; 1866-189^ . 1015
period iv.
Rule op Muhammad-bin-Subah, 1892-1896 . 1016
A. Internal history and relations with Turkey, 1892-1896 . 1016
(«) Despatch of a force to assist Turkey in Hasa,|1893 . . . 1016
(n) Assassination of Shaikh Muhammad by Shaikh Mubarak, 1896 . 1016
B. British relations with Kuwait, 1892-1896 .... 1016
(«) Bri ^.^ b ^ do r at Constantinople admits, on behalf of Britain
1893 soVeieignty along the coast from Basrah to Qatif,
' ' • 1017

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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' [‎76] (87/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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