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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1719] (236/1262)

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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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(6) Shipowners shall not erect any buildings whatsoever, such as coal depots, ware-
nses, shops, caravanserais or manufactories, etc., on the banks of the river.
(7) For the storage of merchandise and coal depots and warehouses as well as
landing places in sufficient quantity will be constructed on the part of the Persian
Government or Persian merchants*
(8) Reasonable rates, to be paid by the shipowners, will be fixed for the hire of the
dep6ts and warehouses.
(9) The storekeepers of the coal stores shall be Persian subjects.
(10) The ships shall not proceed higher than Ahwaz.
(11) For the merchandise dep6ts a trustworthy man shall be chosen in Persia
and another shall be chosen on the part of the whole of the shipowners, together they
shall look after the depots.
(12) The watchmen of the depots, such as guards, etc., shall all be appointed by
the Persian Government.
(13) No one belonging to any vessel has any right whatsoever to buy, sell, or
mortgage, etc., any property from or to any Persian subject.
(14) From the vessels navigafcing the Karun to Ahwaz, for going and returning, if
a steam vessel a tonnage of one kran per ton and if a sailing vessel ten shahis as toll
and right of way will be levied. Unladen vessel shall pay half tolls. Sailing vessels
[ P belonging to Persian subjects under 30 tons will be exempted from these due>.
(15) Porters for the porterage from the landing places to the vessels and from the
vessels to the loading places shall be provided by the Persian Government, who will
keep a register of them and supply them with a badge.
(16) When a Persian subject who with the permission of the Persian Government
lias entered the service of the vessels renders himself liable to the law, his trial and
punishment shall be conducted by the Persian representative without any interference.
(17) With reference to the flags of the vessels they will be regulated by the
general maritime laws on the subject.
(18) Employes of the vessels are prohibited from lending Persians generally anv
sums of money in excess of two tomans 10,000 Persian dinars, or a gold coin of that value. , trading being excepted.
(19) No friendly Government has any right whatsoever to interfere with the
i, course orbed of.the river.
(20) The number, names and employment of persons who, with the permission of
the Government, are employed on the vessels of friendly Governments shall be entered
in the Government books and should have a Persian passport, otherwise they are not
allowed to take service.
(21) As this permission to the mercantile marines of friendly Governments to
navigate the Kariin is solely for the purpose of facilitating and stimulating trade
and nothing else, this will by no means be allowed to be made a pretext for political
discussions of any sort.
(22) The regulations obtaining regarding wrecks on shores generally shall govern
such cases and the salvage shall be paid to the natives of the shore.
(23) Dangerous goods such as arms, etc., shall not be sold by the employes of the
to Persian subjects, nomads or tribes, if sold they will be seized and their value
(24) Should any one vessel of a friendly power violate these regulations, if a
steamer 600 tomans 10,000 Persian dinars, or a gold coin of that value. , and if a sailing vessel 300 tomans 10,000 Persian dinars, or a gold coin of that value. , fine will be inflicted and the
vessel shall be prohibited from the navigation for two years.
.—In case of dispute the Persian text to be gone by.

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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' [‎1719] (236/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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