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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1771] (288/1262)

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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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id to j: British official matters in 'Arabistan, 1896-1905.
^ immfl •
ltes The period was one of much British official activity in Arnhistan.
J J* In the autumn of 1899, Sir M. Durand, His Britannic Majesty's ^T^'^ySir
Minister at Tehran, made an extensive tour in Persia which reached British
i'.; to 'Arahistan; he was absent from the capital from the a6th Septem- ^™term
W to the 14th December. On the 6th November he arrived at 'Arabistan,
6r » ^ ^ 1899
e • Nasiri, where he was met by Colonel Meade, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the
J ' Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , and Mr. McDouall, His Britannic Majesty's Vice-
: ^ Consul at Muhammareh, and remained two or three days. He returned
u b r Telirari Dizful, the Dirakwand Lnr country, and
^ Khurramabad. As mentioned before, no meeting took place between him
in and the Shaikh of Muhammareh.
At the end of 1903, as already stated in another connection, Sir A. yisjfc of Sir
etwoi . . , ^ /r . . , , rn , . , . « A. Hardmge,
^ 1 Hardinge, His Britannic Ma3esty's Minister at Tehran, in returning trom British
a cruise with Lord Curzon, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, in pj^ 0 ^ 111
j the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , visited Muhammareh, where he met the Shaikh and Muham-
1 discussed political affairs with him. He also ascended the Karun as ^siri^l^OS.
far as Nasiri.
jd out In 1903, in connection chiefly with schemes for opening communica- Appointment
Qovemi tion by road between ^ Arabistan and Central and Northern Persia, it Consul
mmii was decided to raise the status of the British representative at Muham- for ' Arabis-
° . -r> i tt * ri £ tan and con-
mareh to that of Consul, and to appoint a British Vice*uonsul tor version of
; Arabistan j the Consul at Muhammareh was to remain in charge of
British commercial interests throughout the province, while the new sulate at
ihali, Vice-Consul was to be employed chiefly in establishing relations with ^reMntd d
the tribes of Northern ; Arabistan, and of Luristan, and in collecting Consulate,
political and geographical information. The Vice-Consults head-
mtrag^ quarters were fixed provisionally at Nasiri.
nisliiM 1 ' When this reorganisation was sanctioned, in July 1903, Mr.
• but ti McDouall, the permanent British representative at Muhammareh, was
iwersoif absent on leave; and his locum fenens, Major E. B. Burton of the
Indian Army, carried on temporarily the work of both appointments.
^ ^ J Major Burton toured energetically and collected much valuable inform-
[jiili # This tour is described by Lady Durand in her Autumn Tour in Western Persid)

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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' [‎1771] (288/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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