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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1639] (156/1262)

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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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the Ka'ab Shaikh to make reparation for the injuries inflicted by him
m the British and on the Turks. The Kehiyah opened, and for some time
withheld; the letter from the Agent, though it had been handed to him by
a British officer for transmission ; but he communicated the substance of
it to Mr. Wrench, who had meanwhile returned to Basrah, informing him
that he intended to comply with the Persian demand, as, if he did not,
war between Persia and Turkey might be the result. The Turkish
force then retired from the neighbourhood of the Ka'ab capital upon
After receiving the Kehiyah's communication on the 7th of October, f f e -^ tat g^ pp
the Agent and Council deputed Mr^ Skipp, one of their number, to to the
visit the Kehiyah and protest against his decision, explaining that the
British looked to the Turks for redress and that they had nothing to do October
with the Persians. Mr. Skipp, in the Tartar, " left Basrah on the 10th
of October for Khor Musa; but, discovering by the way that the Kehiyah
was now at Qubban, he dismissed his vessel and proceeded thither via
the Karun. The Kehiyah assured Mr. Skipp that his retirement was
provisional, pending the receipt of replies from the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. of Baghdad and
Earim Khan, to both of whom he had written, and that his Council of
notables had been unanimous in considering it necessary; he particularly
requested that the British vessels might be left where they were then
stationed, their expenses still continuing to be defrayed by the Turks ;
he undertook that certain promises which he had made to the Agent at
Basrah, in consideration of the help given to the Turks, should be fulfil
led ; and he excused himself for his detention of Karim Khan^s letter
to Mr. Wrench^ which he now handed to Mr. Skipp, by alleging that
he had feared it might miscarry. The Kehiyah also announced that, in
the course of a few days, he would remove his camp to the mouth of the
Karun, " where he entreated the Agent wou^d favour him with an inter
view, when he would settle every point with him so as to give full
satisfaction.'' Mr. Skipp returned to Basrah on the 16th of October
and made his report in Council on the following day.
On the 19th, Mr. Skipp having fallen ill, it was decided to send
Mr. Hollamby to the Kehiyah to impress on him very clearly the respon
sibility of the Turks for redress of injuries suffered by the British from
the Ka'ab, to insist on the punctual discharge of the instalments of the
subsidy for the squadron, and to decline the interview offered to the
Agent on the ground that the latter was indisposed; but the result of
this further step, if indeed it was actually taken, is not ascertainable.
of Mr.
Hollamby to
the Kehiyah,
19th October

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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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