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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1929] (446/1262)

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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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a Mirza; and then returned in state to the town. Toral Baig was
accompanied by Muhammad Husain Khan of Khisht, who was charged
w ith special messages for Mr. Sruce ; showing that the presentation had
been made by order of the Shah himself and that iits object was to
emphasize the good relations of Britain and Persia, which it was hoped
that the recent visits of French agents to the country would not be
allowed to disturb.
Some anxiety having been expressed by Mr. Hankey Smith, the
successor of Mr. Bruce, in regard to the arrival of General Gardanne
in Persia, steps were taken by Nasr Ullah Khan, the chief minister 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). of Fars, to reassure him also. The agents employed
for the purpose were ^Abdur Rasul, Shaikh of Bushehr, to whom a
special letter was written, and Muhammad Husain Khan of Khisht, who
was again sent to Bushehr with a verbal commission. This latter
incident occurred in 1808.
General Malcolm, during his second mission to Persia in 1808, had
several times occasion to be satisfied with the conduct of Shaikh Jabarah
of Kangun, and he ultimately ordered Mr. Bruce to send him a present.
A revolution, however, soon afterwards took place at Kangun which
resulted in the displacement of Shaikh Jabarah by his father. Shaikh
Muhammad, and the despatch of the present was suspended; but in
February 1809, Shaikh Jabarah having escaped from prison and arrived
at Rushehr via Bahrain, a sum of 400 * piastres in cash and other
articles to the value of 100 piastres were given him by the Resident,
which came opportunely to alleviate his distress. In February 1809 it
was reported by Muhammad Nabi Khan, Governor of Bushehr, that,
should General Malcolm return from Bombay as an enemy, all the Arab
tribes of the coast to the southward of Kangun would join him, in the
hope of shaking off the yoke of Persia.
Several ports of the Persian Coast fell within the purview of the
expedition despatched by the Government of India in 1809 for the
suppression of piracy in the Gulf; for the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. , who were the
principal offenders and whose own head-quarters were at Eas-al-Khaimah
upon the Arabian side, had numerous accomplices and sympathisers upon
the Persian side. Before the arrival of the British armament the
concurrence, even the co-operation, of the Persian Government in the
* The Turkish piastre or Qursh was at this time genarelly current in Persia, where
11 was worth one-tenth of a Tuman, thus corresponding to the Qran of the present day.
But the Tuman was then worth at ieast £1 sterling.
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Mission to
Persia with
the Shaikh
of KangQn,
of Persia
with the
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Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. ,

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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:

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.

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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' [‎1929] (446/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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