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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1919] (436/1262)

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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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H appointed his son Timur Mirza to take charge of Bushehr instead of
Iliza Quli Mirza ; and he asked the Eesident to meet the wishes of the
ilyj new Governor in all respects,,—a request to which that officer returned a
ikitj arc [ed but courteous reply. The popular party had made it a condition
of Timur Mirza's appointment that he should not remain long at Bushehr
himself; nor bring many attendants with him ; and on the 29th of June,
after a short stay, he took his departure. Two persons of rank were
^ appointed by him to act as his deputies in his absence, but this was a
purely nominal arrangement, and the real control of affairs continued to
be exercised by Jamal Khan and his supporters.
On the 1st August, however, the local combination formed to resist
the encroachment of the Shiraz Government broke up, the chief ot
Tangistan beiug murdered in a place of public assembly by the chief of
Dashti ; who was jealous of his power. Husain Quli Khan of Angali
one of the Tangistani chief's adherents was killed ; another of his leading
supporters was severely wounded ; and the rank and file of his followers
took refuge in the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , whence with the consent of the
opposite party they were despatched by the Resident, partly by land and
partly by sea, to their own homes. British protection was next sought
by Mirza ; Ali Khan, one of the nominal representatives of Timur Mirza ;
he fled to the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. on the 19th of August from the house of the
Qazi, where he did not feel secure, and, was safely put on board the
East India Company's sloop-of-war c< Tepiate " before any objection
could be raised.
On the morning of the k 20th August Riza Quli Mirza, Timur Mirza
and Nasr Ullah Mirza appeared before the town with a large force;
and the party inside, their overtures for a settlement having been rejected,
prepared to leave by sea. A few of them kept up a show of resistance
upon the walls so long as daylight lasted ; and the royalist forces, on
entering the town after dusk and rushing down to the beach to cut
the fugitives off, found that the last of their boats was already beyond
reach. By the exertion of the royal princes the town, except the houses
that had been occupied by the rebel leaders, was saved from being plun
dered, The only loss of life that occurred was among a party of Tangis-
tanis who were occupied in searching tha abode of Jamal Khan; one of
them inadvertently thrust a light into some jars of gunpowder, causing
a n explosion by which eight persons were killed. Jamal Khan seems to
W escaped to the " Faiz Rabbanah a Masqat ship on board of which
he had already embarked his family and property ; he narrowly escaped
se izure hy his o vvn associate, the chief of Dashti, who had resolved to

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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' [‎1919] (436/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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