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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1922] (439/1262)

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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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the ostensible character of an emissary to the Sultan from the' Utub
of Bahrain^ and he seized the opportunity to dispose of a part of Hs
spoil in Masqat harbour to an ^Omani subject, by whom it was sent
to Jiddah for sale. A person named Mirza Baqir of Bandar 'Abbas
purchased 800 Tumans' worth of the stolen property and took a further
quantity to the value of 5,200 Tumans provisionally on long credit, but
the latter he subsequently returned to the Shaikh. Persian mercbants
of Yazd and Khojahs from Sind also helped to relieve Shaikh Rabmali
of part of his stock; and afterwards strong reason was found for suspect
ing that Shaikh Saif, Harami, of ^Asalu and Shaikh ^Abdur Rahman of
Naband had acquired a joint interest to the extent of Rs. 33,750 in tbe
goods taken out of the " Hector. 33 A considerable proportion of the
stuff, however, remained in the possession of Shaikh Rahmah, and was
deposited by him on the islands of Hormuz and Qishm.
1803, Representations were at once made to the Government of Fars by
Mr. Lovett, the British Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; and Shaikh Nasir II
of Bushehr, who had incurred the dipleasure 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). and
was actually in confinement at Shiraz at the time, was liberated for tbe
purpose of conducting an expedition against Nakhilu. The Shaikh,
however, having obtained his liberty, took no steps to carry out his
instructions; and at the end of the year the outrages were still un
1804. The broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation. of the British Factory An East India Company trading post. at Bushehr was next sent to the
Shaikh of Nakhilu with a letter from the Resident, demanding repara
tion. On the 12th June 1804 he returned with an evasive reply by the
Shaikh, who offered to restore half of the missing goods; but the
proposal was rejected by the Resident, who considered it inadequate, and
who suspected besides that it was made without any intention of fulfil"
On the next day, the 13th June, there arrived at Bushehr one Agha
Riza, who had now been appointed by the Shiraz Government to enquire
into both affairs, and to exact reparation from Shaikh Rahmah with the
help of Shaikh Nasir of Bushehr and other chiefs of the coast. This
Commissioner was handsomely received and entertained by the British
Resident, who expended about Rs. 5,000 on presents for him and strove to
fortify his mind with moral principles against the corrupt approaches
of Shaikh Rahmah, for that rascally chieftain, as was well known, " re ^
much for the secure enjoyment of his plunder upon the venality
the person who might be deputed to enforce its restitution.

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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' [‎1922] (439/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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