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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1819] (336/1262)

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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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|^ e About the time of Mynheer Buschman's becoming Governor the
Kbarag settlement would probably have been abandoned^ had it not been
that "the growing tranquillity of Persia gave hope of better commercial
results in the future^ and that Mynheer Buschman was able to remove
the chief local difficulty by making peace with Mir Mahanna.
It was expected that Mir Mahanna would shortly send an expedition Mir Mahan-
from his new stronghold on Kharag against either Bushehr or Bahrain; ^ t ^ )vern "
and Mr. Jervis, the British Resident at Bushehr, while he admitted the Kharag,
existence of a report that Mir Mahanna intended to respect British
property, was therefore inclined to recommend an attack on Kharag,
which, he was assured, could be captured by two bomb-vessels. The
Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. , however, ordered him to abstain from inter
ference between the Dutch or the Persians and Mir Mahanna, and not
to employ for the reduction of Kharag any part of the expedition that
had been sent to the Gulf to chastise the Ka'ab. At the beginning
of April, perhaps on account of the judicious neutrality of the British,
but possibly in consequence of a promise by Karim Khan to send a large
force to the aid of the Shaikh of Bmhehr,— an engagement which,
it was thought, 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. might have some difficulty in fulfilling at
that season of the year,—the situation was still perfectly quiet. In
May 1766 it was reported by the Agent and Council at Basrah that
Mir Mahanna had shown " the greatest proofs of his respect and regard
" for the English, having behaved in a most friendly manner towards the
/'gentlemen of the Berkshire and Four Friends, who called in at Carrack
to furnish themselves with proper pilots to conduct them into Bussora
River" ; and Mr. Wrench and his associates expressed themselves as
altogether averse to conceding a request by the Shaikh of Bushehr for
the assistance of the Company's naval force in the Gulf against Mir
Mahanna, adding: " besides, according to the opinion of the gentlemen
"above mentioned, Meermanna has made such additions to the fortifications
'of Carrack and preparations for his defence, having upwards of S^OO
men, which they declare they saw when he mustered his forces in their
" presence, many of which are good horsemen, well trained, all in coats of
mail, that we apprehend our force at present would be hardly sufficient
a to dispossess him of that place, even had we orders to proceed against
In 1767 Mir Mahanna despoiled the Masqat coffee fleet of 380
^ales of coffee out of a total of 550 ; and this particular trade was
brought to a standstill in consequence, at least until the autumn, when
^ seems to have been arranged that a British ship should convoy the
stocks remaining at Masqat on their passage up the Gulf.

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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' [‎1819] (336/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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