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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2031] (548/1262)

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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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independence of Herat and the whole of Afghanistan^ entire abstinence on
beiij ker part for the future from interference in the internal affairs of Afghan
istan, the submission of her differences with Herat and Afghanistan
thereafter to British mediation^ and the intervention of Britain—when
appealed to by the Persian Government—for the purpose of adjusting
such differences ; the restriction of Persian military operations in Afghan'
istan, in event of the failure of British mediation,, to purely tempor
ary measures ; the release without ransom of all Afghan political prison
ers and detenus in Persia^ provided a corresponding release were made
by the Afghan authorities, the process to be carried out (if necessary)
by a Commission of British and Persian representatives ; the establish
ment of consular officers of all ranks by either country in the dominions
of the other on fche footing of the most favoured nation, their recognition
correspondingly, and the mutual treatment on a similar basis of
subjects and trade; the return of the British Mission to Tehran
and its reception there with certain prescribed apologies and
ceremonies; the appointment, within three months after the return of
the Mission, of a Persian Commissioner to enquire, in conjunction with
a British Commissioner, into the pecuniary claims of British subjects
against the Persian Government, and the liquidation within a year of
such claims as should be held proved, also the settlement of similar *
claims of Persian and other subjects who until the departure of the
British Mission had been under British protection and had not since
renounced it; the abandonment by the British Government, for the future,
of the right of protecting Persian subjects not actually in the employ
ment of the British Legation or of British consular officers, provided
that no such right were accorded to or exercised by other foreign powers
in Persia, and the enjoyment by the British Government, its servants
and subjects, in Persia, of the same privileges and immunities as were
enjoyed by the most favoured foreign power, its servants and subjects ;
and finally, the renewal of the A greement of August 1851 relating to
the slave trade. The penultimate Article of the Treaty ran :
Immediately on the exchange of the ratifications of this Treaty, the British
troops will desist from all acts of hostility against Persia, and the British Government
engages further that as soon as the stipulations in regard to the evacuation by the
Persian troops of Herat and the Afghan territories, as well as in regard to the
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* A case belonging to this category, that of Mir 'Ali Na,qi Khan, dragged on till
863, when Mr. Eastwick succeeded in settling it personally with H. M. the Shah.
e Persian Commissioner had persistently refused to discuss it, while the British
weminent considered its settlement a point of honour, and it had given rise to an
enormous mass of correspondence.
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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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