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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1865] (382/1262)

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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 Khurasan and formerly o£ Fars ; was sent with troops to restore order
in the south j but he failed to do so, at least at Yazd. Simultaneously
the provinces of Kirmanshah and Hamadan were entrusted to ^Abbas
Mirza in addition to that of Azarbaijan, which he already held. The
chiefs of Khurasan had revolted in the meanwhile ; and in August 1828
Mashhad was seized by a leader of local influence, nor could it immediately
be recovered.
In 1830, in which year the Shah paid a personal visit to Isfahan, 1830-33.
Khurasan was added to the already unwieldy charge of the Crown
Prince; but he was ordered to settle the affairs of the south before
entering on those of the north-eastern province. ^Abbas Mirza was
successful not only in reducing Yazd, but also in capturing the chief of
the malcontents there, who was afterwards done to death by Muhammad
Vali Mirza at Tehran ; and the people of Kirman, whence Hasan ^Ali Mirza
was sent back to the presence of the Shah under an escort, received 'Abbas
Mirza with open arms. Arriving in Khurasan, the frontiers of which he
ill had been directed by his father to extend to the Oxus,—the true boundary
of Persia, as laid down in the time of Nadir Shah,—he adopted measures
against the roving tribes of the neighbourhood; and he even captured
with great slaughter the Turkman town of Sarakhs, which depended to
a large extent on a traffic in Persian slaves. He next prepared to attack
Herat and its districts, upon his eastern border ; but at this point he was
recalled by his father to Tehran, and his place on the north-eastern
frontier was taken by his son Muhammad Mirza. The Crown Prince's
health was now failing, but the Shah could not persuade him to remain
at Tehran, and he soon left again for Mashhad, where he died in 1833, in
^he forty-sixth year of his age. Muhammad Mirza was then
summoned to Tehran, designated heir to the thronej and appointed
governor of Azarbaijan.
Meanwhile Hasan 'Ali Mirza, who had once more become ruler of
Pais under the title of Farman-Farma, began to withhold the revenue of
his province; and in the autumn of 1834 the Shah, whose ruling passion
was avarice, and who had lately suffered in pocket through the capture of
some royal treasure by Bakhtiyari robbers between Isfahan and Tehran,
set off for the south to investigate the matter himself. He arrived safely
at Isfahan, where Hasan 'Ali Mirza shortly appeared, but the latter
rought only 13,000 Tumans out of 600 ,000 for which he was account-
a e, and his father accordingly superseded him in his government and
■-ent a minister with troops to recover the balance due from the province,
few days later the Shah was attacked by fever ; and on the 23rd of

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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' [‎1865] (382/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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