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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1704] (221/1262)

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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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proceedings. A suggestion by Colonel Herbert that a Ghulam or
messenger of the British Legation should also be sent was not adopted
by Mr. Thomson, the Minister, who thought that the Persian Govern
ment's sense of responsibility might be weakened by his presence.
Meanwhile fresh recoveries of plunder were effected by Shaikh Jabir,
The movements of the Persian Muhassil were leisurely in the extreme;
and it seems doubtful whether he would ever, without British supervision,
hareached his destination at all. In November 1872 he was by an
accident discovered at Baghdad, where he was trifling away his time,
and was packed off to Basrah, arriving there on the 4th December. At
once on his arrival Mr. Robertson went in the " Comet " to Failiyeh
where he was joined by the Naqib and the Chalabi; and on the 16tli
the Comet" reached Umm-at-Tamair on the Karun, carrying
Mr. Robertson, the Chalabi, and the Muhassil. It was known by this
time that some of the criminals whose arrest was desired were at
Hawizeh, where 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). himself had arrived at tlie
beginning of November and had since remained ; others at Fallahiyeli;
and others at * Dar-al-Mulla, where they were protected by a certain
Mir 'Abdullah. The Muhassil and a Qawwas of Mr. Robertson then
proceeded to Hawizeh, where a list of the outlaws required was handed
by them to the Hashmat-ud-Dauleh ; and on the 24th December the
latter, with Prince Anushirvan Mirza and Shaikh Lufti, joined
Mr. Robertson on board the " Cometand were conveyed to Failiyehj
which was reached on the 26th. The next day a meeting was held at
which Mr. Robertson, Prince Anushirvan Mirza, the two Turkish
representatives, and Shaikh Jabir were present and interrogated Shaikh
Lufti, who had been ostensibly deposed from the Ka'ab Shaikhship and
placed under arrest; but 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). took no proceedings
pleading indisposition; and Mr. Robertson was constrained to report
that, though he made many fair promises, his attitude was really
On the 3rd January 1873 the pretence of Shaikh Lufti's deposition
was abandoned ; and arrangements were made by 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).
for arresting the offenders still at large, partly by Shaikh Lufti's instru
mentality. The Hasbmat-ud-Dauleh had now become very restless, and
he frequently begged for the loan of the Comet" to carry him to
Ahwaz ; Mr. Robertson, however, would not accede to his request, but
» So styled throughout the correspondence ; but Dih Mulla in the Hindiyan district %
Is perhaps meant which was governed a few years after this by one Amir 'Abdullah.

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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' [‎1704] (221/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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