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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1821] (338/1262)

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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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«his Government and are dally leaving tlie island, that he intends
" delivering the eftects to the Caun, and that they are to be equally
„ { | iv ided between the Meer and the Caun and the Persian army ; others
{( ^ ig very desirous of our settling on the island, where he would
"give us a Factory An East India Company trading post. , but not the Fort, as he first proposed ; and others
« again say that the Meer has wrote to the Imaum o£ Muscat, requesting
" his friendship and promising to deliver over the effects and Gallivats o£
"the island, if he will grant him his protection and admit of his
"followers' living unmolestedly at Muscat/' It would appear, however,
that two persons representing Zaki Khan, the brother of Karim Khan,
were allowed by the new chief to visit Kbarag and to make an inventory
of the property there.
The conduct of the Agent and Council at Basrah in opening negotia
tions with Husain Khan and attempting to blockade the island and that
of the Resident at Bushehr in abandoning his post have been noticed,
together with the views and orders of the Bombay Government and 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. thereon, in the section referring to British relations
with the Persian Government; and here it is enough to observe that the
East India Company in the end derived no advantage, unless by the
disappearance of Mir Mahanna personally from the scene, from the revolu
tion at Kharag. In 1770 Husain Khan invited the Company's servants
to establish a Factory An East India Company trading post. at Rig, no doubt as a substitute for the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
that had been withdrawn from Bushehr ; but his offer, for reasons which
cannot but be obvious on considering the relations of the East India
Company with the Persian Government at the time, was politely declined
by the Agent at Basrah. A serious piracy iu June 1771, committed by boats
from Kharag upon the " Britannia and another vessel under the British
flag, brought the Company's representatives once more into correspond
ence with Husain Khan ; but, as has been fully explained in an earlier
paragraph, no decisive action against him was ever authorised, nor any
satisfaction for the gross injury obtained.
Events at Bushehr and in its neighbourhood, 1763-79.
The affairs of Bushehr have already entered largely into our nar
rative, chiefly because Bushehr was the port of Shiraz, through
which the British maintained correspondence with Karim Khan; and
we do not propose to return here to events already described and dis-

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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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