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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1787] (304/1262)

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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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tain Pricti
ies ^tt belonging 1 to Mir Mahanin's people were at Kharag^ the son of the
^ 1 ' S| ^Qg^ehr Shaikh sent men to seize them, and this was done without
difficult/; a fisherman who was in one of them being- killed ; but the
Dutch would not allow the boats to be removed from the island, and,
when the captors persisted in taking them away, opened fire with their
heavy guns. One Bushehr crew succeeded in carrying off their prize;
but the other brought theirs back to the beach, where, on landing, they
l0 ^eii| were surrounded and mobbed by a crowd of Kharag Arabs, whom the
^ 1 gight of the dead fisherman had filled with indignation. The sailors
0I i the Dutch Gallivats, however, put an end to the riot by firing
wnsjani indiscriminately with their muskets on the whole crowd; and Mynheer
Buschman had the Bushehris arrested, and kept them in custody until
the fishing boat that had been taken away was brought back.
On the ^nd of June, Captain Price, who had now lost all confidence 22nd to 28th
| in the Bushehr squadron, ran over to Eig with the whole fleet for the J une *
tirMak p ur p 0 se of embarking Persian troops, according to a previous arrange-
jllseconi m0ri t w ith Amir Kuhneh Khan, for a descent in force on the island of
IvesoM Khargu; but the Persian commander now said that he could do nothing
arag. 8ei until the 29th of June, when, the Muharram festival having passed over,
cf Ma 5^000 men would be available; so on the next day the allied vessels
stormfi® to Kharag. Meanwhile Mir Mahanna, who paid a rupee to
Mil Mak ^ subjects for every cannon shot of the enemy picked up and brought
tkcjWj ^ bin^ and who had already thrown up ramparts of sand to protect his
a the pon people from the frequent desultory bombardments from the sea to which
ming tki they were exposed and to cover the carpenters employed in repairing his
ag, damaged vessels, made ready for the threatened descent by construct-
, practidj ing new batteries near the most exposed points; and at the same time he
■ an einef even caused to be celebrated, with all the enthusiasm customary among
th an eif Shi^ahs, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Husain.
threeIA Nothing more occurred until the 29th of June, when, after an 29th June to
ps avert absence lasting several days, three Gallivats and a Batil belonging to
Mad®; Mir Mahanna's fleet reappeared conducting a Gallivat that they had
^ ^ ^ en between Bahrain and Bushehr with specie and pearls on board,
to e 1 News of this capture had been brought to Kharag two days previously
V a couple of Batils which were with the Gallivat when she was
that W' Stacked; but the smaller vessels of the Bushehr fleet at Kharag, though
wag mat they were superior in strength to those of Mir Mahanna and lay directly
bemsel^ 1 ln their course, tamely allowed the prize to be carried past them to the
Ibave ^ noi t 1 hern shore of Khargu. Captain Price immediately ordered an assault
0 fisW 011 island of Kharga, and himself proceeded, with the "Tartar" and

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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' [‎1787] (304/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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