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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1644] (161/1262)

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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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rah by the
Persians, in-
eludiog a col
lision with
the British
Seizure and
return by the
Ka'ab of the
property of
by the British squadron at Basrah,, with the results described in the
history of Turkish ^Iraq. One of them, captured by the a Eagle, ^ was
84 feet long and 24 feet broad, " built forward like a London wherry,
with a pink or lute stern " she had one tall mast, raking forward, to
which was attached a big sail; she could be propelled also with 24 oars;
and her armament consisted oi ten 6-pounders, mounted on carriages.
In April 1776, after the surrender of the town by the Turks, the whole of
the remaining Ka^ab Gallivats were reported to be anchored off Manawi
except two or three which had been sent to Doraq for repairs. On learn
ing of the success of the Persian operations at Basrah, Karim Khan sent
orders to Sadiq Khan to " summons the Chaub Shaikh Barrakat thither
and advice him of the resultbut nothing is known of either the reason
or the outcome of these instructions.
In August 1777, some property belonging to Bushehr merchants was
captured, probably at sea, by the Ka^ab Shaikh or his subjects •, but about
January 1778, in consequence of orders from Karim Khan, the goods
were restored to the owners.
A sketch of the general history of Persia under the immediate succes
sors of Karim Khan will be found in the chapter of this volume which
deals with the affairs of the Persian Coast. It will be seen, on referring
to the account there given, that 'Arabistan was not the scene during the
period in question of any transaction of national importance. A part of
the province must have been included in the jurisdiction of Ja ; far Khan,
when, during the reign of his father Sadiq Khan, he was governor over
Behbehan and Shushtar,
Internal history of'Arabistan, 1779-95.
Successive Of the internal history of the province under the later Zands very
the Ka'ab. li^le is known ; but it seems certain that the Ka^ab tribe continued to be
predominant in the districts of ^Arabistan adjoining the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
and to enjoy virtual independence in all local matters. The Ka'ab

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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' [‎1644] (161/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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