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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2026] (543/1262)

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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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2026
Attitude of
the Turkish
Government.
column which pursued to Ahwaz the Persian force expelled from
Muhammareh ; and a few days later Sir J. Outram applied to the
Indian authorities to regularise Captain KembalFs presence on his staff
by appointing a locum tenens in his place at Baghdad. Captain
KembalFs services on the campaign; as also those of the Eev.
Mr. Badger, were afterwards highly commended by Sir J. Outran^ both
publicly and privately.
" Pelly/'' no doubt the same who a few years late attained distinc
tion as Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and became well known as Sir Lewis
Pelly, visited Baghdad from Muhammareh in April-May 1857 ; but it
does not appear in what capacity he was at this time employed.
The attitude of the Turkish Government during the Anglo -Persian
War was, so far as could be judged from the behaviour of their local
officials at Basrah and Baghdad^ favourable to the British. It is true
that, at the end of February 1857, Rashid Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , Governor of Basrah,
protested in writing to Captain Kemball against the contemplated
British attack on Muhammareh, alleging that the place was claimed
by Turkey ; but Captain Kemball, deputed for the plirpose by Sir I
Outram, succeeded in inducing him not only to withdraw his objectioiiS)
but also to remove a Turkish war vessel which was stationed at the
mouth of the Karun. The argument used by Captain Kemball was ;
apparently, that the rights of Turkey to Muhammareh, whatever they
might be, could not suffer through the expulsion by the British of the
Persians, who were at the moment in armed possession; and firing
the Persians, on the 3rd March, upon the British steamer " Comet
as she passed Muhammareh seems to have disinclined the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. to
insist on the neutrality of the river, as it had been apprehended that he
might do. Soon after the capture of Muhammareh by the British
forces Ilashid Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. betook himself to Baghdad to agitate for the
tralisfer of the place to Turkey, and his acting substitute proposed to
replace the Turkish guardship at the mouth of the Karun ; but the
latter demand was staved off, and the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. ^s manoeuvres at Baghdad
proved ineffectual. Neither step on the part of the Turk had any
connection with Sir J. Outranks transient idea, already mentioned, of
placing Muhammareh in Turkish charge ; bat it is probable that the
magnitude of the preparations made by the Persians for the defence
of Muhammareh was due partly to a fear that Muhammareh, if ^ ell;
might be handed over by the British to the Turks.
The Turkish authorities threw no obstacles in the way of the p ur
chase in Turkish Iraq of transport animals for the British Field Force;

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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)
Arrangement

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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