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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2007] (524/1262)

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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 Persian representative in London that he could no longer be employed
as a medium of communication between the two Governments. Mean
while in October 185^ a Farman was issued by the Shah annexing
Herat to Persia and appointing Sa^id Muhammad Khan to be Governor.
The situation became so strained, in consequence, that at the beginning
of 1853 Colonel Sheil suggested the withdrawal of the British Mission
from Tehran or the reoccupation of the Island of Kharag in the Persian
Gulf; but almost at the same moment the Persian Government yielded
and entered into satisfactory arrangements with Britian regarding
These were embodied in an Agreement signed by the Sadr A-'zam on Anglo-Pei 4 -
the 25th January 1853; of which the chief provisions were these : the
Persian Government should not in future send troops into Herat ing Herat,
territory unless to repel a foreign attack, and even in such case the ^ ar:5r
Persian forces were not to enter Herat town and were to return to Persia
as soon as the danger had ceased ; the relations of Persia with Herat should
be replaced on the footing on which they bad existed in the time of
Yar Muhammad Khan,—in other words the Persian Government must
not attempt to set up their own direct rale at Herat or to interfere in the
internal affairs of the principality; no mark of dependence on Persia, such
as the* coining of money or the recitation of the Khutbah in the name
of the Shah should be required of the ruler of Herat^ there should not
be any permanent Persian representative at Herat nor any permanent
Herati representative at Tehran, a Persian agent named A'bbas Quli
Khan, who had already gone to Herat, being recalled on his completing
a four months sojourn there j occasional voluntary assistance might be
rendered by the ruler of Herat to the Shah of Persia for the purpose of
chastising the Turkomans or of suppressing disturbances or revolts in
Persia itself; and, finally, Herati chiefs should not be detained in
Persia against their will as political prisoners or suspects, though they
might be afforded asylum in that country. The Agreement itself
tepresented the above stipulations in the light of concessions made by
Persia, notwithstanding the existence of Persian rights over Herat,
out of amity towards Britian, and it was added that, if Britain should
interfere in the internal affairs of Herat, the whole Agreement should be
null and void* The British Government on their part were expected, in
the event of the independence of Herat being threatened by an Afghan or
^his colidition was not to prevent the acceptance by the Shah of offeringg of money
voluntarily struck in his name, as a complement, by the ruler of Herat,

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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' [‎2007] (524/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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