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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎111] (122/1262)

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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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(<?) At Qais, 1821
(e) At Qishm again m 1821 . . . , .
(/) At Salagh, 15 miles west of Pairistan in 1822
(^) And finally at Basidu in 1822 which thus became a
British station ......
(in) Persian protest against presence of British troops on Kishm and
consequence withdrawal from Basidu, 1822-1823
(iv) Validity of title of Sultan of 'Oman to Kishm, 1821
(v) Unauthorised negotiations of Lieutenant Bruce (Residence,
Bushehr) with Prince Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). of Ears and erroneous admis
sions in regard to ownership of Kishm, 1822 ....
(vi) Establishment of British Naval base first at Mughu and after at
Basidu, J 822-1823
(yii) Questions of Rahdari, British commercial treaties, and Bast (Per.) A Persian custom allowing an individual to seek asylum at a designated location. , 1827 .
(viii) Question of establishing Residencv permanently at Kharag or
elsewhere in Gulf, 1827-1828 ......
(ix) Desire of Shaikh of Bushehr for British protection, 1828
(x) Temporary removal of 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 Kharagu owing to plague,
1832 ....
(xi) Claim of Shiraz Government] of British protection aginst maritime
aggression, 1832
K. British trade with Persia by the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , 1797-1834 .
{Continued in Period VI, heading K.)
(i) East India Company deprived of their trade monopoly in 1813
and their Political Officers forbidden to engage in trade, 1822 .
(u) The Persian currency in 1802 to 1811 .....
{iii) Last reference to trade carried on by the East India Company with
Persia, 1819 ........
(iv) Difficulties due to non-recognition by Persian Government of
Commercial Treaty of 1801 . . ....
L. The East India Company's establishment in Persia. 1797-
Reign or Muhammad Shah, 1834-1848 .
A. General histroy of Persia (Internal and External), up to
Persian Expedition against Herat, 1834-1837
(i) Anglo-Russian understanding for the maintenance of the integrity
and independence of Persia, 1834 .....
(u) Respective position of Britain and Russia in Persia . .
B. Persian expedition against Herat, 1837-1838
(Continued in Period FJ, heading B.)
C. General history of Persia (Internal), 1838-1848 .
(Continued in Period VI, heading A.)
(i) Rebellion of the Agha Khan, head of the Isma'ili Sect, 1838-1839 .
(ii) Appearance of Babism, 1844 ......

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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' [‎111] (122/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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