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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1691] (208/1262)

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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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' informed the Government of India of his having done so, to Major
9 Hennell, the Resident at Bushehr, but whether any British vessels
were afterwards assembled at Muhammareh to grace the adv int of the
tbS Commission is not clear,
iad to!
lai ^ Operations of the Anglo-Persian War in ^Arabistan, 1856-57
navaUi ^ British campaign in Southern Persia in 1856-57 concluded with
operations at Muhammareh and on the Karun River.
as it was Sir J. Outram's intention to proceed to Muhammareh, British^pre-
0U ^ 111 where the bulk of the Persian army in^Arabistan were stationed under ^or the in-
istructioiis; His Highness Khanlar Mirza, immediately on his return from the ^XstL.
,a8W Burazjan raid, described in the history of the Persian coast; but the tardy
arrival from India of a considerable portion of the ^nd Division occasioned
^ 01 ^ a delay of about six weeks. Another serious consideration was the safety
lers wi of Mshell ^ wll i cll i t W as thought that the Persian army in Pars might
^ 01 ^ attack on a reduction being made in the garrison ; accordingly a force
officer 'of some 3,000 men remained for its defence, including artillery, which
nd naval i an ^ heavy guns, were placed in the redoubts already built to
Governi g^gj^gthen the entrenched camp. General Jacob, commanding the 1st
Division, was left in charge of Bushehr.
„ ^ The military force detailed for the expedition to ^Arabistan consisted
^ of oae troop of the 14th Dragoons and some of the Sind Horse, together
' 392 sabres; the 3rd Troop of Horse Artillery and No. ^ Light Field
11 l \ . Eattery, each 6 guns, with 166 and 176 men respectively, besides 109
^ ^ Bombay and 124 Madras Sappers and Miners ; and the 64th Foot, 78th
Highlanders, ^ord and 26th Native Infantry, and Native Light Batta An extra allowance of pay granted to soldiers involved in special field service or to public servants on special duty. -
. lion, varying in strength from about 700 to 900 men each and giving a total
^the S ^ infantry; in all 4,886 men of all arms, of whom nearly 2,000
^ tf ^ ere •^ ur0 P eans ^ w ^th 12 guns. The vessels of the Indian Navy employed
81611 til 011 w ki c h the brunt of the fighting, as will presently be seen, fell were :
lareb, ^ the " Ferooz/ J steam frigate, four 6 8-pounders and four 32-pounders ; the
ie P g t eam frigate, ten 68-pounders; the " 6 Semiramis/^ steam
frigate, six 68*pounders; the a Ajdala/^ steam frigate, two 68-pounders
and two 32-pounders ; the " Victoria,^ steam vessel, four 32-pounders ;
n timM a ^ and the " Clive " and Falkland,^ sailing sloops, the former carrying
Q Kerf fourteen 32-pounders. Most of these ships had, in addition to their

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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:

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.

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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' [‎1691] (208/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 December 2023]

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