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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1906] (423/1262)

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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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Mr. Morier, the Secretary of Sir H. Jones's Mission, and Mirza AM
Hasan, the Persian Envoy to London; and he was accompanied by
Majors D'Arcy and Stone of the Royal Artillery, who were destined
for employment with the Persian army, The Ambassador's escort,
consisting of 30 Indian cavalry under Lieutenant G. Willoct, wag
taken on board at Bombay ; and at that port were also embarked some
non-commissioned officers of His Majesty's 4t7th Regiment who had
been chosen as drill-instructors for the Persian infantry. At the time
of the voyage of the Mission up the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , piracy by the Qasimi
tribe was still rife ; and some craft, evidently piratical, were pursued and
fired on by the vessel in which the Ambassador travelled—H.M.S.
" Lion " of 64 guns,—near Shaikh Shn'aib Island.
The Definitive Treaty which the Ambassador was sent to conclude
was signed on the 14th of March 1812 ; but, as it was never ratified bj
the British sovereign and was shortly superseded by another, it is
unnecessary here to quote its provisions.
In the summer of 1812 there was correspondence between General
de Etischelf, the Eussian Governor-General of Georgia, and the Britisli
Ambassador; and the latter, in consequence of his good offices having
been requested by the former, visited the camp of the Persian Crown
Prince; but, though a meeting of Russian and Persian plenipotentiaries
took place at Aslanduz on the Aras River, no basis for an accommodation
could be found. At the end of October 1812, as we have already seen,
the Russians inflicted a crushing defeat upon the Persian army, whicli
Sir G. Ouseley had considered himself obliged by the friendly relations in
Europe of Britain and Russia to deprive of its"^ British officers; and the
informal mediation of the British Ambassador was then resumed. The
ultimate result was the Treaty of Gulistan, arranged in 1813, between
General de Rtischefl; and Mirza Abul Hasan. The matter of the Anglov
Persian intended Treaty had been so greatly protracted that Persia derived
no benefit in her first great war with Russia. In the summer of 1BH
Sir G. Ouseley returned to England via Russia, leaving Mr. Morier
to carry on the duties of British representative in Persia.
Meanwhile the treaty arranged by Sir G. Ouseley had been under
Persian Defi- examination in London; and, as it was found to be unsatisfactory in
SSt^Novem- cer ^ n respects, Mr. H. Ellis, who had accompanied General Malcolm on
ber 1814. — —
* Except Captain Christie and Lieutenant Lindsay, neither of whom had come to
Persia with him, and whom he virtually authorised, along with 13 British^ 1
instructors, to follow their own inclinations.

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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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