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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1903] (420/1262)

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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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fj ic * staff were Captain Pasley ; the Secretary^ who had accompanied
General Malcolm on both former occasions; Lieutenant Stewart^ First
^ssigtantj Mr. H. Ellis. SecondJAssistant; Dr. A. Jukes, Third Assistant;
Lieutenants Brigg ^s, J. Macdonald of the Madras Infantry, and Little,
Supernumerary Assistants; Surgeons Colhoun ( ? Colquhoun) and
Cormiek ; Captain N. P. Grant, commanding the escort; Lieutenants
Frederick^ Martin, H. Lindsay of the Madras Artillery, Johnson
and Fotheringham, attached to the same ; and Ensign W. Monteith of
the Madras Engineers. The military escort consisted this time of two
native officers and 24 non-commissioned officers and men of the Madras
Horse Artillery ; of three non-commissioned officers, one trumpeter and
ten privates of H. M. 17 th Light Dragoons; and of two non-commis
sioned officers, two musicians, and 40 sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. of the Bombay establish
At the end of the winter of 1809-10 a despatch was received by
Sir H. Jones from the Government of India, in which he was requested
to relinquish his functions in Persia in favour of Dr. Jukes, who
had been placed by them in provisional charge of British interests
at Tehran, pending the arrival there of General Malcolm; but Sir
Harford did not consider it necessary or proper to comply with the
desire of the Governor-General, especially as he had already submitted
his resignation to His Majesty^s ministers by the medium of Mr. Morier
and was in expectation of their orders.
General Malcolm left Bombay on the 10th January 1810 in the
<^ Psyche/ , with which sailed the a James Sibbald^ and other vessels ;
and on the 14th of February he landed at Bushehr. Here he remained
until a letter from the Shah should arrive, making a favourable reception
at Tehran certain, and not until this condition had been fulfilled did
lie start on the journey up country. Leaving Bushehr on the 15th
of April, he arrived at Shiraz on the 27th, where he paused until the
16th of May. During this halt he received news of the murder,
on the confines of Turkish ^Iraq, of Captain Grant and Lieutenant
1 otheringham, whom he had sent round by Baghdad. Lieutenant
Macdonald and Ensign Monteith, whom he had ordered to travel
Chiistie, as we have seen elsewhere, was afterwards killed with the Persian
anny fighting against the Russians, while Grant and. Fotheringham lost their lives
^ ai 3 in the course of the Mission, as will be related further on ; but, of the remainder,
" 1 ^ ei and Ellis (1777-1856) attained to distinction in distant lands,
^ ac onald and Lindsay to prominence in Persia, while several of the others rose
^ SOme ^ m P or t ance in India, These facts testify to the judgment with
Malcolm selected his " family

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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' [‎1903] (420/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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