Skip to item: of 1,262
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1911] (428/1262)

This item is part of

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. .


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

In 1799, as explained in the history of Bahrain, preparations were
made for the reduction of those islands by the Government of Shiraz
andthe Sultan of ; Oman conjointly; and the Shaikh of Bushehr took
advantage of the alarm of the people of Bahrain to extort from them an
admission of dependence upon Persia, together with an instalment of
tribute on account Jof the year 1798. A Persian military force under
the command of a brother of the Baiglarbaig of Fars was at this time
encamped outside the walls of Bushehr, in readiness to proceed on service
to Bahrain. The Sultan of 'Oman, who considered himself to have been
tricked by the Persians, then visited Kharag, where, by giving out
that Shaikh Nasir had again been superseded in his government by
Shaikh Ghanim, he induced the inhabitants to make over the fort to
him; having thus established a footing, he represented to the Baiglarbaig
of Pars that he had found Kharag derelict and had occupied it to prevent
its falling into the hands o£ the 'Utub ; and he offered to pay five years'
revenue in advance for the island, if it were made over to him. How
matters were settled with the Baiglarbaig is not stated > but the Sultan
shortly returned to Masqat ; and exactly a year later, in July 1799,
Shaikh Nasir, under orders from the Government of ShTraz, crossed
over from Bushehr with 10 vessels and 1,500 men and repossessed himself
of Kharag.
In 1802 Kharag was still subject to the Shaikh of Bushehr; but
Daliki, which he had at one time held in farm, had been transferred to
the jurisdiction of another authority. The revenue for which the Shaikh
was responsible to the Government of Fars amounted to 4,000 Tumans
a year (or rather more than the same number of pounds sterling), but
he was obliged to pay in addition a still larger sum under the name of
presents tothe Prince-Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925).
Operations by which in 1 805 Saiyid Badar of 'Oman recovered
Bandar J Abbas with the assistance of the British Besident at Masqat
are described in a later section dealing with British relations.
On the 2nd January 1807 Shaikh IN asir II left Bushehr on a pilgrimage
> which it does not appear that he ever returned. At
parture he entrusted the administration to his son. Shaikh 'Abdur
of whom in the next year it was recorded that " his face was
Animate and his body bent double with excessive debauch"; but the
of Kharag
by the
SullSn of
^bsition of
t he Shaikh
of Bushehr
in 1802.
of this
Sultan of
'Oman at
of 'Abdur
Rastil to
the Shaikh-
ship of

About this item


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.

Physical characteristics

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.

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1911] (428/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [&lrm;1911] (428/1262)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image