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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1812] (329/1262)

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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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of Mr.
Garden with
the Persians,
April 1775.
with Mr.
Garden, 34th
April 1775.
Mr. Garden^ being informed of wliat had occurred at Basrah up to
the time of the British attack on the Ka'ab Grallivats^ very judiciously
decided not to proceed any further on the way to Basrah with his
cruiser and the three unarmed vessels that accompanied it, whereby lie
would have endangered property of the East India Company and of
private merchants to the amount of about 0,00,000, but rather to
avert the trouble which might otherwise spring from the rash proceedings
of the Agent and Council by concluding, with the least possible delay ; a
general settlement with Karim Khan. Accordingly, on the 11th of
April, he despatched a letter to Karim Khan, explaining his mission;
and Shaikh Sa^dun and the local Persian merchants did not hesitate to
assure him of a favourable answer,—" as the Khan has nothing more at
heart than the establishment of an 'English Factory An East India Company trading post. in his dominions;
<f and that he could think of no other means of effecting it than by the
a detention of Mr. Beaumont, not chusing to make any further overtures
" to Mr. Moore, against whom he was highly incensed; and Shaikli
Nassir, in a conversation he had with Mr. Beaumont the night before
" his departure, assured him that Mr. Moored obstinacy had been the
" cause of the present war, for, had the English colours been hoisted
" at Bushire, the present expedition would not have taken place. ;; On
the 15th of April, the fugitive Agent and his Council having arrived at
Bushehr with news of all that had occurred up to the 11th, Mr. Garden
wrote a second letter to Karim Khan, asking him to order his general
at Basrah to take all possible care of British property there ,* and at the
same time he addressed Shaikh Nasir of Bushehr, who was still with
the Persian forces, in a similar sense.
On the 24th of the month a satisfactory reply was received from the
Yakil, laying the blame for the disagreement between the British and
the Persians entirely on Mr. Moore, and promising the restoration of the
«Tyger " on her return from Basrah, against which she had been sent;
Messrs. Beaumont and Green were declared to be released; and on the
26th the Union Jack was hoisted once more over the British Factory An East India Company trading post. p
Bushehr, where Mr. Garden had taken up his residence. As Shaikh
Nasir, moreover, received with joy the news of Mr. Garden^ arrival at
Bushehr, protesting that his friendship for the British had not been
diminished even by the fracas in the Shatt-al-^Arab, and as the question
of the damage inflicted on the Ka ; ab fleet by the British cruisers P
Basrah never afterwards came into discussion, Mr. Garden's settlement
may fairly be regarded as complete and satisfactory. It ushered
in a short period of pleasant and harmonious relations with the central

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1812] (329/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 December 2023]

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