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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1738] (255/1262)

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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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Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ^ on the subject of the navigation o£ the
Karun, the French Minister at Tehran and Dr. Tholozan were busily
engaged at the end of 1881 in endeavouring to secure an exclusive
concession for the utilisation of that river, their efforts being countenanced
by Russia^ who would gladly have seen the British excluded from the
Karun in favour of some other power.
In 1885^ however, French schemes on the Karun and French trade at
Muhammareh having in the meantime ceased, the French steamer service
from Europe was discontinued. The line, though heavily subsidised by
the French Government, had carried principally British goods; and if
British shipowners had suffered by its competition, British merchants
had benefited by the lowering of freights.
*MUZAFFAR-UB-DlN SHAH, from 1896.
The years following 1896 witnessed a rapid increase of political and
commercial activity in 'Arabistan, and a considerable growth of British
interests and establishments.
Persian administration and general history of 'Arabistan,
of the Nizam
of the A'la-
The Nizam-us-Saitaneli, who had governed 'Arabistan since March
1895, was removed in the course of 1896. His recall was connected
with a serious failure to do justice in the case of a British subject, des
cribed further on; and it was said that the Persian Government had
proscribed him and his family from official employment on the Persian
Coast and in ■'Arabistan for a period of years.
The ATa-ud-Dauleh, afterwards Governor-General of Farsin 1903-04,
was appointed to succeed the Nizam-Us-Saltaneh and arrived at Shushtar
in .February 1897. Interim charge of the province seems to bave been
*The chief official sources of information for this period are :-M. J A SaldanWs
Precis of Ferstan 'Ardhistan Jffairs, 1904; Lieutenant T. Wilson's
^BeUUons oftheBrituh Government w
1912 ; and the AdwmstraUon Meports of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . Worb

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1738] (255/1262), 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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