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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2019] (536/1262)

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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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of the Indian Navy, which formed a very important and even
of the armanent of the expedition.
1 Yltf 2n(l Division, formed as soon as ^ was seen that more troops
N would be required in Persia, was organised on the 10th January 1857
I comprised the following units : the King's 14th Light Dragoons
^ the Isfc Sind Irregular Horse; a troop of Horse Artillery and one or
Highlanders, 23rd and 26th
more Light Field Batteries ; the 78th
(Bombay) Native Infantry, and a composite Light Infantry Battalion
• 6111 formed of a company with three European officers from each of the Native
^ j Regiments of the Bombay Army. The 2nd Division partly reached
e rehisji jy gcene 0 f operations at the beginning of February 1857 ; but the
ersia ) 4f arr j va | 0 f a portion of it, mostly cavalry, was unfortunately delayed till
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much later.
The general command in Persia was held until Sir J. Outranks arrival
by Major-General F. Stalker, who thereafter commanded the 1st Division
uutil his death in March 1857. The 2nd Division was given to
Brigadier-General * Henry Havelock ; and General Stalkers successor in
the command of the 1st Division was Brigadier-General John Jacob,t
who arrived on the very day of his decease. General Jacob, like Sir J.
Outram, who had a high opinion of his capacity, was a political as well
as a military officer, and had been employed for a number of years in the
inej w; j . •, o a- i
' < D administration or Smd.
alstrenrfW ^ ^utram^s plans for the campaign which he was to conduct were
begun in England, on such information as he could obtain there ; and on
the voyage out he drew up a tentative scheme of operations, which he
scorted Iji ^ orwar ded from Aden to the military authorities in India. Unfortunately
tbe information that had been supplied to him was misleading, as later
experience showed ; it erred in underestimating the number of troops which
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*^1'H. Havelock (1795—1857) served as a Captain in the 13tli Light Infantry.
^ e ^ came a ^ a ptist. He was A. D. C. to Sir W. Cotton at Ghazni in the first Afghan
^ ar an ^ afterwards served in the Maratha and Sikh campaigns. In 1854 he was Adju-
J J j 1 | { |P"^ e,iera ^ ' m I^dia. He died of dysentery at Lucknow in November 1857, and his
e k# H p me ^ n0W ^ eS ^ nown conneG ^ on 0 P 3ra ti® a s there during the Mutiny.
firsts ^ son rece ived a baronetcy t^at had been intended for him, and his widow was
principaln ^ a pension.
^^ eileia l J . Jacob (1812—58) belonged to the Bombay Artillery and served under
',1 'Keanein the first Afghan War. His organisation and administration of the
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,otll »lWn fever,
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gave him a high reputation ; but his premature death, from over-
prevented his attai ning the wider fame which those acquainted
remarkable and forceful personality augured for him.

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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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