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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1800] (317/1262)

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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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probability of success would be greatly increased, but in any case tie
attack was to be resumed later on. Meanwhile the " Bombay " was to
carry the sick and wounded to Bushehr, " as soon as the Surgeons think
the people with stumps can be moved with safety and a hospital was
to be established there on shore under Mr. G. Birch.
On the 39th of May, no help having yet arrived from the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. ,
active operations were again undertaken. Between 3 and 4 a.m . the
boats of the squadron, manned and armed, proceeded ashore under the
command of Lieutenants Button, Sheriff, Scott and Blair to seize and
burn three of Mir Mahanna's Gallivats ; but they grounded at a
distance from the beach, and, as the Gallivats were seen to be hauled
up high and dry, returned to the ships without making the attempt. A
few hours later a party from the "Eagle," from the "Wolf" and from a
store ship, which had all been lying off Khargu since the 27th to take
in water, was surprised on that island by 40 or 60 of Mir Mahanna's
men and very severely handled ; the island had been thoroughly re
connoitred on the previous day, but the enemy had crossed from Khalag
during the night and hidden themselves in trenches in the sand. The
watering party, which included four European sailors, was covered by a
guard of 50 sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. under a Subal.dar j but these, on being attacked,
mostly threw away their arms and rushed into the sea, while such of
them as stood their ground were cut to pieces. A sort of panic seems
to have seized the whole expedition, for, though military detachments
were embarked in boats, they did not land; the bodies of the dead
apparently remained where they had fallen, on shore ; and the enemy on
Khargu were allowed to escape in small boats, unmolested, back to
Kharag. The casualties sustained by the British in this affair were 30
in all, m.,4 European seamen, 17 sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. , 3 lascars A term used by the British officials to describe non-European sailors employed on East India Company ships. and I Topass
killed, 5 sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. wounded, and 1 European seaman missing; and the
enterprise was now altogether given up by those charged with it, on the
ground that " we have by no manner of means a sufficient number
oma e e landing by ourselves, especially as the heats are now set
m.
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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)
Arrangement

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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