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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2044] (561/1262)

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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 Persian Government to surrender a gang of Hauawand outlaws
who had made of Persia a base for depredations in Turkish territory; and
trouble in regard to cultivated land on the border had arisen on the
confines of Pusht-i-Kuh. Joint Commissions for the definition of the
frontier assembled at Constantinople in 1874-75 and 1875-76, on the
second of which Britain and Russia were represented ; but the results
attained were exceedingly small.
of the posi
tion of Per
sian Consuls
and subjects
in Turkey,
Persia and
Meanwhile the difficult questions of the powers of Persian consular
officers and the immunities of Persian subjects in Turkey were disposed
of by a Convention between Persia and Turkey dated 20th December
1875. Strong feeling on these points had threatened to prevent a
personal meeting between the Shah and the Sultan at Constantinople in
1873 ; but a compromise had been arranged in time by the united efforts
of the British and Russian Ambassadors in Turkey.
In 1877, when, as mentioned in the chapter on the history of Turkish
Iiaqj there was a dispute between Persia and Turkey regarding the
island of Shalhah in the Shatt-al-^Arab, besides other differences, a war
being also in progress between Turkey and Russia., Persia showed a
disposition to make common cause with Russia against Turkey. A Persian
force of about 1,000 men with 200 horses was even collected at
Muhammareh j but in the end the Shah ; s Government decided to remain
ments re
garding the
of Persian
corpses into
In. 1878 an Agreement was reached between the Persian and Turkisi
Grovernments in regard to the conditions under which corpses might be
imported from Persia into Turkish 'Iraq for burial at the Holy Cities;
it replaced or supplemented an earlier Convention on the subject signed
at Baghdad in 1870, evidently on the occasion of the Shah's visit, by
Mid-hat Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , Wali of Baghdad, and Mirza Husain Khan, Persian
Ambassador in Turkey.
In 1880 Shaikh "'Obaid Ullah, a Kurdish chief and Turkish subject,
invaded the Urumlyah districts of Persia at the head of a large force
not without encouragement, it was thought, from Turkish officials}
and theie was consternation at Tehran. The invasion failed; however
of itself ; and in 1881 the leader was deported from his home to Cons
tantinople on the representation of various European Governments
1889 trouble occurred on the Perso-Turkish frontier near Khanaqm.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2044] (561/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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