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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎77] (88/1262)

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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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From 1896.
Rule or M ub I rak-bin-Subah, from 1896
A. General history from the accession of Shaikh Mubarak in
1896 to the a Exclusive Agreement ^ in 1899
(■i) Proceedings of the sons of the late Shaikhs who are assisted by
Yusuf-hin-Ibrahim of Dorah, 1896-1898
(n) Arrival of a Turkish quarantine official at Kuwait^ 1897
(m) Appointment in 1897 of Shaikh Mubarak as Qalm-Maqam
Kuwait . ........
Uv) British doubts as to nature of Turkish sovereignty over Kuwait
{v) Overtures by Shaikh for British protection, 1897
(vi) Mr. Gaskin's visit to Kuwait, 1897 i -
\vii) ShaikVs overtures declined by Britain, 1897
{yiii) Renewed overtures by Shaikh, 1897
(ix) Danger to Kuwait from Russia and Turkey, 1898
(#) " Exclusive Agreement " signed 23rd January 1899
(а) Hope also held out to Shaikh that y British authorities
would do what they could to protect his Fao properties
B. General history from the a Exclusive Agreement ^ in
1899 to the appointment of a British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at
Kuwait, 1904 10^4
(t) Shaikh establishes a regular customs at Kuwait and levies duty'
at 5per cent. . ,... . . . . . . 1024
(n) Attempts by the Turks to assert their authority at Kuwait and
British warning, 1899 ....... 1025
{iii) Dalliance of the Shaikh with Persia, 1899. . . * , 1025
{iv) Visit of a German. Railway Commission to Kuwait, January 1900 . 1026
{v) British declaration to Turkey and Germany in regard to Kuwait,
1900 1027
{vi) Outbreak of hostilities in Central Arabia—
{a) Shaikh Mubarak and Shaikh Sa'dun of the Muntafik
allied against Ibn-Rashid ..... 1027
(б) Intervention of the Turks, visit of Shaikh Mubarak to
the Wali of Basrah, and presentation to former of
a Turkish decoration ...... 1028
{vii) Invasion of Central Arabia by Shaikh of Kuwait, 1900-1901 . 1028
(a) Battle of Sarif, 17th March 1901 .... 1029
{yiii) Shaikh Mubarak's request for Britain to assume a permanent
protectorate over Kuwait repelled, 1901, likewise overtures
from Ibn-Rashid . . • • . . . , 1030
(ix) Attempted attack on Kuwait by the Turks by sea prevented by
naval action, August-September 1901 ..... 103C
(a) Protests by Turkey and Germany and British reply . 1030
(&) Mutual Anglo-Turkish agreement to observe the status
quo, 9th September 1901 . 1031
(a?) Panic at Kuwait on approach of Ibn-Rashid, September-October
1901, and British naval assistance given .... 1031
(ici) Attempts by Turks to upset the status quo and presentation to
the Shaikh of an ultimatum, November 1901 . . . 1032
peuiod v.
from 1896.

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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' [‎77] (88/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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