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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1753] (270/1262)

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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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protest which the Turkish Wali of Basrah made^ through the Persian
Consul -General at that place, on the ground that some of the vessels
searched were bound for Basrah and not for aoy Persian port. The
removal to Bushehr, for trial, of an absconding cashier of the Muham-
mareh Customs house who had been extradited from British India on a
warrant issued by the Shaikh, was resented by the latter as an infringe
ment of his criminal jurisdiction ; and he successfully resisted an
attempt made in October 1904 to charge " office dues ^ at Muhammareh
on shipments of dates, which he regarded as a breach of the under
taking that exportation of fruit should be free.
It remains to notice the other valuable concessions obtained by Haji
Rais ; the Shaikh's agent, on his visit to Tehran in 1902.
The first of these was a Farman, promised in June or July 1902 but
not issued until January 1903, by which the Shah granted, "as per
petual property, to the Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. -i-Arfa^ and his Arabs and tribes " all
Persian Government lands in the Muhammareh, ^Abbadan, Bahmanshir,
and Karun districts on which "the Arabs and the tribes and tribesmen
of His Excellency Shaikh Khaz^al Khan, Mu^izz-us-Saltaneh, Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. -i-
Arfa^ have, from the time of their forefathers and grandfathers until
now, grown date palms and trees and constructed buildings/'' on condition
of payment of " the usual revenue.On the Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. -i-Arfa' himself were
conferred, moreover^ " all the lands which are barren and without date
palms and trees until now, as perpetual property, so that he may give
them to his tribe and tribesmen, who should grow date palms and trees
thereon and do what is necessary for rendering the place populous/'' It
was added that the Persian Government should have no right to resume
any of the lands conferred on the Shaikh, unless by way of expropriation
at a reasonable price, and that the Shaikh and his subjects should not be
entitled to alienate the lands granted to them, or immoveable property
situated thereon^ to subjects of foreign Powers. It was at first the
intention of the Persian Government to reserve to themselves the lands as
yet unoccupied and unreclaimed, but they ultimately consented to waive
that point.
Before the issue of this Farman the Shaikhs tenure of his ancestral
domains was, at least in theory, precarious. The Bakhtiyari Khans had
bought the Ramuz district from the Persian Government about 1896,
^hile the Nizam-us-Saltaneh had about the same time acquired large
The refer 0 ! 106 to the ShaikVs subjects was inserted on a suggestion by the
jation : Haji Eais considered it unnecessary.
Grant of the
to the
Shaikh of
and bis

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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' [‎1753] (270/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 30 November 2023]

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