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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎107] (118/1262)

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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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Jj). ; Arab istan relations with other foreign powers, 1896-1905. 1762
(J) Excavations by French archaeologists from 1897 onwards . . 1762
(ii) Activity of Dutch engineer M. van Roggen in connection with
irrigation projects [see also heading J (i) below] . . . 1762
F. British political cases and interests in ; Arabistan, 1896-1905 176^
(i) Murderous attack on employe of Messrs. Lynch at Shushtar in 1896
and office of Messrs. Hotz at Shushtar, sacked in 1897 . . 1763
(ii) Attacks on the Shushan, 1902-1904 . . . » . .1763
(iii) Shaikh of Muhammareh requested by Persian Government to assure
order on the Upper Karun . . . . . , .1765
G. British commercial interests, 1896-1905 1766
(i) Embargoes on exportation of food-stuffs, 1896-1905 . . .1766
(u) Operations and expenditure of the Euphrates and Tigris Steam
Navigation Company on the Karun [see also for postal subsidy
heading I (vi) below.] ....... 1767
{iii) Operations of the Nasiri Company . . , . . .1767
(iv) Attempted abolition of Customs Houses at Nasiri and Shutar,
1903 1767
(v) Oil exploitation concession obtained by Mr. W. K. D'Arcy, 28th
May 1901 1768
H. Eoad projects in J Arabistan, 1896-1905 .... 1768
(i) Bakhtiyari road concession, 1897. Work of construction and
maintenance entrusted to Messrs. Lynch .... 1769
(n) Formation in 1904 of the " Persian Transport Company/' with
subsidy of £2,000 per annum for ten years, amalgamating the
interests of Messrs. Lynch on the Karun and in the Bakhtiyari
road concession with the interests of the Imperial Bank of
Persia in the Tehran-Ahwaz road (vide period IV, heading
H (ii)] 1769
(in) Investigations as to measures required to carry i Tehran-Ahwaz road
through Luristan ........ 1770
(a) Attack on Lieutenant Lorimer and Colonel Douglas . 1770
I. British official matters in ^Arabistan1896-1905 . . .1771
(i) Visits to Muhammareh of Sir M. Durand in 1899, and of Sir A.
Hardingein 1903 ........ 1771
(ii) British Vice-Consulate at Muhammareh raised to Consulate, and a
Vice-Consulate established for 'Arabistan, 1903-1904 . . 1771
(iii) Reasons for selection of Ahwaz as headquarters of 'Arabistan
Vice-Consulate . ........ 1772
(iv) British Medical Officer for 'Arabistan, 1904 . . . .1772
(v) Consular guard of 12 sowars detailed for the Ahwaz Vice-Consulate,
1904 1773
(vi) Continuance of postal subsidy to Messrs. Lynch [see also for expen
diture on Karun by Messrs. Lynch, heading G (ii) above.] . 1773
J. Irrigation projects in ; Arabistan, 1896-1905 .... 1773
(i) Mr. van Roggen's scheme, 1903-1904 ..... 1773
(ii) Lord Curzon's views on use of Karun for irrigation and its effect
on navigation, 1st August 1904 ...... 1774
(iii) Deputation of Major W. R. Morton, e.e., to report on irrigation
projects ... 1775
(iv) Scheme mooted by Shaikh for irrigation from the Karkheh, 1905 . 1775
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' [‎107] (118/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 December 2023]

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