Skip to item: of 1,262
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1636] (153/1262)

This item is part of

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. .


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

somewhere on the Karun. One of the first proceeding's of the Turkish
Commander was to order the Captain Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. to proceed with all his
galleys to Qubban, where he duly* arrived in safety^ accompanied by
the British Gallivat ' f Wolf;^ and so great was the moral effect
produced by his appearance there that not only did the Ka'ab garrison
evacuate the Qubban fort without resistance, but a whole tribe of
Shaikh Salman^s subjects, those who were accounted his best
musketeers, deserted him and came in, partly to the Kehiyah^s camp and
partly to the British ships, asking protection for themselves and their
families. The Ka^ab Shaikh was now supposed to be in great straits,
it was even reported that " his troops wou'd all desert him, but that he
keeps their chiefs continually within his sight and on the least
suspicion commits the most horrid barbarities/ 5 and a strong
impression prevailed that, if the Turks would only advance into the
heart of his country, he must yield; but the Turkish Commander had
now begun to discover pretexts for delay. Fresh overtures were made
by Shaikh Salman, at this time, to the British authorities; and
advantage was taken of them to stimulate the Kehiyah, who did not
desire a settlement at this stage, to more vigorous action. In the end
he was persuaded to advance against the Ka^ab, and promised to push
on until he should reach Khor Musa a-nd encamp beside the British fleet.
Accidental On the 23rd of August, no junction between the British squadron
deswL of and tlie Turkish ] and forces having as yet been effected. Captain Nesbitt
and "Fort ^ persuaded to meefc Gil anim, at son of the Ka'ab Shaikh, on shore
William," within a mile of the so-called lower fort" of the Ka'ab, where the
17e6. AUSl ' 8t and Port William," the two captured British vessels, were
then lying. Grhanim, however, instead of proposing reasonable terms,
behaved with great insolence; and Captain Nesbitt,, discovering by
various indications that a treacherous massacre of himself and his whole
party was intended, took the initiative and attacked the Arabs. In this
affair, which occurred about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the British had
one European and one sepoy Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. killed and Hve Europeans and three Indians
wounded, while on the other side Ghanim was dangerously wounded
and several Shaikhs and others were killed and wounded. About
10 o'clock the same evening, Captain Nesbitt attempted to recapture the
"Sally" and the " Fort William " by boarding, but the enemy at
P5sL A wmlr tft) h li ara had : b r d<JStro y ed in 1765 - it k probabla that the Kapitan
Qanaqeh Q ban ^ the Shatt ' the Gulf, Khor Musa a D d Khor
beeaLtlhatkTo\ 0 Z 0t ^t CCOUntthisGll5nim ' if he Was the same who afterwards
became of the Ka ah. was a nephew not a son of Shaikh Salman.

About this item


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:

Extent and format
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.

Physical characteristics

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.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1636] (153/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [&lrm;1636] (153/1262)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image