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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2047] (564/1262)

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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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In less than two months after its execution the lease of Bandar
^Abbas to 'Oman was determined by a change of Sultans at Masqat,
and no other was ever granted. This was the end of the long-standing
h c01in ectioii between Masqat and Bandar 'Abbas.
Proceedings by which the Persian Government from time to time Persian pro-
intimated that they harboured a claim to the Bahrain Islands are ^g^^ 0 in
described in full in the chapter on the history of Bahrain. Bahrain,
In 1859? when Bahrain was threatened by the Wahhabis, the Shaikh, 1359
ignoring his close relations with the British Government, appealed to the
Shah of Persia and the Sultan of Turkey for protection; and one result
of his appeal was the arrival in Bahrain of a Persian Agent, who hoisted
the Persian flag and proclaimed Persian sovereignty, but with brief
In 1869 Persia entered a protest against strong action which had 1869 -
recently been taken by the British Government in Bahrain, chiefly on the
ground that previous notice had not been given to Persia ; and in reply
a pledge was volunteered by Her Majesty's Government without admit
ting the Persian pretensions to sovereignty implied, that in future the
Persian Government should be fully informed of any punitive measures
to which the British Government might find it necessary to resort in
Bahrain. Renewed disturbances obliged the British authorities again to
intervene forcibly in Bahrain before the end of the year, and the Shah's
Government were duly apprised and made no objection to the opera
tions ; but they protested against interference with a Persian emissary to
Bahrain which had been exercised in the course of the same.
In 1886 the Shah, in conversation with the British Minister at 1886.
Tehran, claimed the sovereignty of Bahrain and quoted the assurance
given by the British Government in 1869 as an admission thereof; but
he did not press the matter, and the counter statement of their views
drawn up by Her Majesty's Government remained undelivered.
Later, evidence came into the possession of the British authorities 1887.
which showed that in 1887 a scheme had been approved by the head of
the Persian Ministry for the seizure of Bahrain by the Shaikh of
Qatar, apparently in the Persian interest; but this design did not
reach the point of practical action.
In 1887-88 overtures for the establishment of Persian suzerainty over Persian
Tmcial 'Oman were made by a Persian agent, ^Sartip Haji Ahmad
— 1— 'Oman, 1887-
* This man was a needy adventurer who hopedito benefit himself by pushing the 88.
supposed scheme o£ Persian statesmen in the Gulf. His action at Lingeh is noticed
further on in this chapter.

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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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