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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1779] (296/1262)

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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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Qnitl gi: mor e particularly to introduce the vend of Woollen Goods into the
lCeri ^ j Kingdom of Persia.' , ' ,
Mr. Price arrived off Bandar ^ Abb as on the evening of the 24th of
6 ^ March^ when guns were fired and blue lights burned on board his vessel,
10 P e ^ ; ^ Tartar but no answering signal was received from the shore.
68810118! On the following morning, as up to ten o^clock no boat had come aloug-
^Qeralji ^ roadstead also being empty of vessels and no British flag any
where visible^ Mr. Price, who rightly inferred that the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. had
i been withdrawn after hostilities, caused a Dutch ensign to be hoisted
wcisl and a gun fired. By this means communication with the land was
Qeeedtof quickly established, and full information of what had occurred was
W obtained from a servant of the late Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. . So far, however, were the
a11 Const local Persian authorities from wishing to carry on the quarrel between
i the Company and themselves that the Governor of Bandar 'Abbas invite
Mr, Price to visit him on shore,— an invitation which, howeve;p, does
M Mi n0 ^ Seem ^ a ' ve ^ een accepted,—and Mulla 'Ali Shah of Qishm, on the
rs Ufd USUa ^ s ^ na ^ being made, supplied a pilot for the Clarence Strait, and
even sent a present of fowls and almonds on board the Agent's vessel.
A few days later the Tartar " reached Bushehr; and on the 7th
of April a son of Shaikh Sa'dun, who was in charge of the town during
tere^tk the absence of his father and of his father's brother Shaikh Nasir,
eencomf visited Mr. Price on board ship, persuaded him to land, treated him on
mdencei; shore " with great politeness and civility/' and discussed with him the
upanjail conditions on which a British settlement might be formed at Bushehr,
ant set The negotiations thus begun were continued with Shaikh Sa'dun himself,
beenclfi ^ ^eet whom, as he was at a distance, Mr. Price deputed one Stephen
at tie Hermit, the Linguist of the late Bandar "'Abbas Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. ; and the result
sanctioii was the conclusion of an Agreement* in the sense desired, on the 12th
the A 1763. On the 22nd of April, Mr, Price appointed Mr. B. Jervis,
a Be# w ^ om ^ad brought with him in the Tartar," to the office of
nee from ^ es ^ent at Bushehr ; after which he caused an artillery officer and a
small military guard to be landed, a for protecting the Hon'ble Company's
gdJIr.l ^ 00< i s an d giving a credit to their affairs^, and himself sailed for Basrah,
rent of ^ ^ le ^ >10v isional Agent's opinion, the fact of Bushehr being included
lattf' 1 ^hiraz in the jurisdiction of Karim Khan, whose reputation for
^ lirM 3ustlce an(i good government already stood high, together with the
iustrf lnercan tile character of the town itself and the absence of any necessity
33~34 hl h Ag . re * meilUs given in Aitohison,B Treaties, 4th edition, Volome XII, pages
ti( fv j I ^ ^ttle importance as it was almost immediately superseded by a
was -oi biant from KarTm Khan himself, see pages 34-36 of the same.
122 a

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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' [‎1779] (296/1262), 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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