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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎89] (100/1262)

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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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.1 1687-1730.
Reigns of Sulaiman II, Ahmad II, Mustafa II, 1687—1730
and Ahmad III, 1687-1730 1192
A. Relations with Persia after the Afghan occupation in
1722 1192
{Continued in Period VI, heading A.)
(i) Proposed partition of North-Western Persia between the Turks and
Russians 1192
B. Internal affairs, 1687-1730 1193
(Continued in Period VI, heading B.)
{i) Persian occupation of Basrah ending 1691 ..... 1193
(n) Amalgamation of the Baghdad and Basrah Governments, 1723 . 1193
^ . English relations, 1687-1730 1194
{Continued in Period VI, heading C.)
(i) Permanent English Factory An East India Company trading post. established at Basrah, about 1723 . 1195
(ii) The Company's representative.apparently possessed Consular status
in 1727 1197
1730-1754 1730—1764.
Reign op Mahmud I, 1730-1754 1197
A. Relations with Persia, 1730-1754 1197
(Continued in Period VIII, heading B.)
(i) Nadir Shah's operations against Baghdad, 1733 .... 1197
(ii) Nadir Shah's operations against Basrah, 1741 . . , . 1199
(Hi) Renewal in 1746 with Persia of the Treaty of 1639 fixing the
,1 Turko-Persian boundary 1199
B. Internal affairs, 1730-1754 1199
(Continued in Period VIII, heading A.)
C. British relations, 1730-1754 1202
(Continued in Period VII, heading A.)
(i) Political and General, 1730-1754 1202
, (U) Trade, consulage and dues of the East India Company, 1730-1754 . 1204
(in) Establishments of the East India Company, 1730-1754 . . 1206
D. The Dutch in Turkish 'Iraq, 1730-1754 1207
(Continued in Period VIII, heading JE.)
(iQ Arrest of Baron Kniphausen and withdrawal of the Dutch Resi*
dency from Basrah, 1752 t . * . ,1207

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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' [‎89] (100/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 30 November 2023]

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