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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2012] (529/1262)

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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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Aynb Khan
in Persia,
In October 1881, after a temporary success at Qandahar, Ayab Khan
a son of Shir 'AH Khan and a claimant of the Afghan throne, took
refuge in Persia, Under an arrangement concluded between the Britisli
and Persian Governments in 1884 he was interned at Tehran on a pen
sion of £8,000 a year,| but escaped on the 14th August 1887 and made
another attempt to assert himself in Afghanistan. Failing in this, he
gave himself up to the British Consul General at Mashhad in November
of the same year, and was sent under an escort to the Turkish frontier
and so removed,, via Baghdad, to India, where he has since resided under
surveillance. The Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Muslnr-nd-
Dauleh, who was alleged to have connived at his escape from Tehran,
was dismissed from office.
Relations of Britain with Persia, 1848—96.
Ihe relations o£ Britain with Persia during* the long reign of Nasir"
ud-Din Shan were on the whole excellent^ except during one period
of strain which began in 1854 and ended with the Anglo-Persian
war of 1856-57, following a diplomatic rupture^ after which matters re
sumed their i ordinary course. The Crimean War was largely responsible
for this interruption of Anglo-Persian amity ; it will be recollected that
the hostilities between Turkey and Eussia began in October 1853, that
Britain and 1 ranee were drawn into the struggle in March 1854, and
that peace was not concluded until March 1856.
A last indication of friendliness on the part of the Persian Govern-
vention relat- nien ^ beginning of the period was their acceptance in 1861 of a
ing to the Convention in restraint of the slave trade, for the conclusion of which
slave trade, ^ o -x- t, . m . ■
1851. rSrmsn representative at Tehran had for some time laboured in vainj
it was granted as a set-off to the compliance by the Persian Governing
with a Russian demand of a more questionable character which will he
mentioned further on, and its conclusion was one of the last notable acts
of the Amir Nizam. The effect of this Convention, which related to the
importation of slaves into Persia by sea, is described in the Appendix on
the Slave Trade.
between Persia was already smarting under the frustration of her policy m
Britainand ^gard to Herat by the Agreement of 1853 when, in 1854, there arose
rf HasS® a T ' altl ' y difficult y concerning the employment by the British Legrf 0 "
Man, at Tehran of a lersian subject named Hashim Khan, In June l 8 ^

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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