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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1873] (390/1262)

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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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In 18^0^ there was intense jealousy and secret rivalry between Persia I 8 20.
an cl ; 0mari in regard to the possession of Bahrain, which came to the
notice of the commander of the British expedition in that year against
Ras al -Khaimah ; but no overt step was taken by either Government.
This matter is dealt with in a later paragraph.
An attempt by the Persians to oust the Sultan of 'Oman from his 1823—26.
Bandar 'Abbas fief, in 1823, and hostilities which took place between
Saiyid Sa'id of'Oman and Shaikh 'Abdur Easul of Bushehr, in 1826-
18E7 ; are noticed in a later section of the present chapter.
Persia took no part in the final and unsuccessful attempt of the 1828—29.
Saiyid, in 1828, to annex Bahrain to his dominions ; and a settlement
arranged in the following year between him and the 'Utub was the work
of Muhammad-bin-Nasir of the Bushehr family of Shaikhs.
In 1829, and again in 1830-31, as will be explained further on, 1829—31.
Saiyid Sa'id nearly became involved in disturbances which took place at
Bushehr, the reason of his interest being a marriage which be had
contracted in 1827 with a daughter of the Prince Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). of Shiraz.
Relations of native powers in India with the Persian Govern
ment, 1797—1834.
At the beginning of this period a diplomatic connection still existed
between the Government of Tipu Sultan in India and that of Fat-h
; Ali Shah. The last envoy sent by the doomed ruler of Mysore to
Persia arrived in the Gulf in the summer of 1799^ was sent by the
Sultan of 'Oman in one of his own vessels from Masqat to Bushehr, and
probably landed in Persia about the end of August. This mission,
whicli brought three elephants and other gifts for the Shah, was rendered
futile by the overthrow and death of the sender.
Again, about 1805, the Shah received envoys from the Amirs of Sind,
who bad taken alarm at the progress of the British power in India.
Relations of Russia with Persia, 1797—1834.
During the reign of Fat-h 'Ali Shah, Persia was brought into serious
conflict with Russia ; and in the course of the struggle she lost, in two

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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' [‎1873] (390/1262), 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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