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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1807] (324/1262)

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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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et tsj, at ] east) a train of artillery, and 1,B00 to 2,000 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. . The
o{ ""l operandi which they proposed was a sudden raid into the Gulf, either
twith or without the assistance of the Imam of 'Oman, in the course of
the Hormuz, BQshebr, Kharag and Ka'ab fleets should be
fro® Ii destroyed in succession, to the estimated number of a dozen Gallivats,
licet i 7 or 8 Gallivats and ii ships, 10 Gallivats, and 14 or 15 Gallivats respec-
.edeonin tively, exclusive of armed boats. They also contemplated the ravaging
atei B) or se i z ing of islands, ports, and other places in the Gulf that either
lew jtii yielded revenue to Karim Khan or afforded refuge to pirates.
1 i tft When this scheme came to the knowledge of the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs.
place oi j n November 1771, they wrote at once to their servants at Basrah to vetoed by
, prohibit its execution, for they considered that the cost of the operations ^h-ectors^ 0f
would be altogether out of proportion to the advantages which the November
> the stii Company derived from their trade with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; their orders
ikkflj were that recourse should be had to negotiation rather than to force of
at he hi arms, and that, if pacific means in the end proved ineffectual, an applica-
h the I tion for protection and assistance should be made by the Bombay Govern-
i conii mentto the Officer Commanding His Majesty^s Ships in the East Indies,
he m. I n meanwhile, if insecurity continued, a rendezvous should be
established at Masqat and convoys arranged between that place and
Lgec [ 0 f J Basrah. So far as can be ascertained, no further steps were taken in the
■e her iJ matter.
whiclili In the spring of 1773, in circumstances which are described in the Continued
eliverif history of Turkish Iraq, Mr. Moore and his Council decided on leaving tanding with
e Agei Basrah because of an epidemic of plague then raging ; and in the passage
ementoll down the Shatt-al-'Arab, the " Tyger one of their two vessels, having the " Tyger"
own fi become separated from the other, was captured on the 26th of April by ^ deten-
) the Gtallivats from Rig, Messrs. John Beaumont and George Green of the Messrs.
Captain Basrah Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , who were on board of her, being at the same time taken ^n^Green,
^il U r e o{l prisoners. During the following summer Mr. Moore and most of his staff 1773-1775,
d wrltte were a t Bombay; but a member of the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , Mr. Abraham, with
derSj as assistant, was apparently left at Masqat with orders to
ubt of ^ P rocee( i to Bushehr, where he was to keep himself informed of the
if Borff Sailitai T sta-te of Basrah. He was also to endeavour to obtain the
0 f p# rest ^ u ^ of the " Tyger" and the release of Messrs. Beaumont and
Jf had ^ ^ rl,eei1 ^ who had been sent at once to Shiraz and were detained there by
elected! but in consequence of recent strict orders from Bombay
a ^ a * Ds ^ orc ible action in dealing with any of the powers in the Gulf,
raft tof 1 ^ WaS ex P ressl y warned not to let the commander of his cruiser take
500M : '^ 0 ^ iIlsive against Native Gallivats a unless they should approach

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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' [‎1807] (324/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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