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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1685] (202/1262)

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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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450,000 Qrans or Rs. 1,80,000 per annum. In 1883 or 1884 the SaW-
ul-Mulk from Bushehr ¥isited Muhammareh with a view to the transfer
of the customs house from the Shaikh to the Persian authorities ; but
the project was successfully resisted by Shaikh Miz^al. In 1885 a
nominal reconciliation was effected between the Shaikh and his brother
Muhammad Khan, and it was arranged that the latter should reside at
Sabiliyat—apparently the place of that name in Turkish territory on the
west bank of the Shatt-al-'Arab— and that a monthly allowance of 100
Tumans a month and a date plantation should be assigned to him for his
support. In 1887 the authority of the Shaikh was again defied by the
Nassar Ka'ab, and the services of the Persian gunboat u Persepolis"
were lent him for the purpose of reducing them to obedience, which was
apparently effected. In 1888 Shaikh Miz^al received the title of Mu^azz-
us-Saltaneh y which, with visits to Muhammareh by various Persian
officials, cost him 20,000 Tumans over and above the ordinary revenue
payments of the year.
It was believed that Shaikh Miz^al Khan designedly obstructed the
growth of Muhammareh, lest any appearance of prosperity there should
tempt the Persian authorities to increase their demands on him as
Shaikh; and he certainly regarded every extension of the power of the
central Persian Government in 'Arabistan with alarm, this perhaps being
the principal reason of his hostility to general navigation on the Karun
river, concerning which we shall have more to say hereafter.
By degrees the popularity of the Shaikh with the tribes under his
Government waned, chiefly in consequence of the avariciousness of his
behaviour. Besides increasing taxation generally, a matter in which the
demands of the Persian Government possibly left him no option, he
claimed the personal ownership of land at Muhammareh and in its
pio« neighbourhood, to which his father had never pretended, and asserted a
right of evicting the hereditary cultivators of date groves in favour of
higher bidders. In 1895 he was still able to maintain excellent order
U in his dominions, but his subjects were extremely dissatisfied with him,
1 til and most of the headmen of tribes had already signed documents
pledging themselves to support his younger brother Khaz^al in certain
Affairs of the Ka'ab districts, 1848—96.
Ihe evolutions of Shaikh Jabir at the close of the Anglo-Persian war Governineiit
of 1856-57 have already been mentioned. They resulted in the deporta- 0 "

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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' [‎1685] (202/1262), 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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