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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1703] (220/1262)

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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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am, I? elegraphed to Shaikh Jabir directing him to arrest and hand over to the
e h Turkish officials at Basrah such of the absconding criminals as were
Turkish subjects, and to recover what he could of the plunder;
hMi: and the Shaikh at once called on Prince Anushirvan Mirza, probably a
relative of His Royal Highness Hamzeh Mirza, the Hashmat-ud-Dauleh,
foil: p r ince Governor of ; Arabistan, and on Shaikh Lufti of Fallahiyeh, to
co -operate with him in carrying out the orders. Shaikh Lufti, however,
at first refused to surrender the pirates in his jurisdiction, alleging that
to do so would be a breach of the obligations of Arab hospitality; and
Shaikh Jabir profited by his recusancy to propose joint military oper
ations by himself and the Persian authorities against Fallaliyeh, at the
siail same time suggesting—a suggestion which the Turks seem to have
adopted—that the Shaikh of Kuwait should be asked to take measures
for preventing the escape of the offenders from IMlaliyeh by sea.
ichit| At the beginning of August 1872 Colonel Herbert, British Political
Hraii Agent in Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. , placed the Baghdad Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. steamer Comet"
districti at the disposal of Mr. P. J. C. Robertson, British Agent at Basrah,
oil. for use in connection with the Persian developments of the case. Almost
| g immediately on the vessels arrival Mr. Robertson proceeded in her to
5^ Failiyeh, Shaikh Jabir's residence, and took delivery from him of nine
replyi of the pirates, Turkish subjects, whom the Shaikh had in the meanwhile
lecriJ Persuaded or intimidated the Ka'ab Chief into surrendering, and whom
Mr. Robertson at once made over to the Turkish Governor of Basrah.
The Persian Government shortly afterwards declared themselves
tkettt responsible for dealing with those of the pirates who might prove to be
protec! ; Persian subjects, and cautioned Shaikh Jabir against extraditing such to
hLutfl Turkey 1 ; but whether their instructions in this respect were observed
j^l seems doubtful, for those subsequently arrested were like the first nine
sent to Basrah, though one of them was the slave of a leading family at
0 j Buziyeh. During the latter part of August and earlier part of September
^ get j Shaikh Lufti was absent from his head quarters, having gone to wait
!)• jj, Upon and doubtless consult the Prince Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). , who was then apparently
at Khurramabad; and it was currently reported that he paid him a bribe
of 2-5,000 Qrans and returned home with a presentation bel^ circum
stances which did not augur well for the progress of the case.
|. 0 ^jjoi These manoeuvres on the part of Shaikh Lufti caused energetic
[or as^ re P r esentations to be made by the British Minister at Tehran, with the
result that Haji Hashim Khan, a Muhassil or Foreign Office bailiff,
page was despatched to ^Arabistan by the Persian Government to aid in the

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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' [‎1703] (220/1262), 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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