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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2053] (570/1262)

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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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putting an end in 1878 to the carriage of general correspondence on that
line under arrangements made b j the British authorities; and in 1879
the new indigenous service was reported to be working admirably. In
i ^ e | a tter year a census was ordered to be taken in the province of Fars,
including most of the districts of the Persian Coast; but it is not
recei ^ a |
known to what extent the operation was successful.
In 1885 arrangements were made for a visit by the Shah to Fars ;
were fired ..
11 but scarcity, and consequent difficulty regarding supplies for the royal
camp, caused the project to be abandoned for the time being.
sjto ^ His Majesty's manifesto of 1888 concerning the rights and liberties
and trait of Persian subjects was published in the districts of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. as
1 their j id other parts of the Empire and elicited from the British Eesident at
Bushehr the remark : cc The effects of this measure are not yet palpable,
but ; owing chiefly to increased intercourse with Europeans and inter
change of ideas with them, there is a gradual amelioration of the condi-
] Ion of the people in progress, and the Royal Proclamation is a sign of
the times at all events, and may yet bear fruit."
only. At the end of 1891 the Shah again contemplated a tour in Ears.
^vy mortal,J ^is was a measure entirely in accord both with His Majesty^s humane
from tk ill solicitude for the welfare of his subjects and with his fondness for travel;
arswereriJ but once more a failure of crops necessitated its postponement, and it
BusMirofi was never accomplished.
id on mk ^ matter deserving separate notice is the manifestation by Nasir-ud- Naval policy
d fromSlii ^ though somewhat intermittently, of an ambition to possess a j)m Shahm
££1P force in tlie Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. - _ adf! eman
1 the coDatrji' About the year 1865 the Shah proposed to acquire three or four
d of British armed steamers, which, commanded by British naval officers and
manned by Arabs or Indians, should discharge maritime police duties in
tive HstorjI Persian waters at least; but the scheme^ which was believed to cover
$72, weH designs on Bahrain, was discountenanced by the British Government
ns wlucW and came to nothing.
] Govern^ g 0lne ^f^ een y ears l a ter it seems to have been suggested to the Shah
justice"™] ^atj if the Persian coast were watched and its ports brought under
B g grie^l ^ntrol, the result would be a great increase in the productiveness of* the
t o the* customs; and with this idea it was decided, in 1883, that the Persian
ed at ^eminent should acquire one vessel per annum and so gradually build
I fp a flotilla of preventive vessels, which would be available for other pur-
iran^ s n ^ oses a ^ 0 ' Tenders were invited in Britain and Germany, and in the end
^ Cod^ acoi ^ rac ^ was given to a German firm at Bremerhaven for the construe- 4

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2053] (570/1262), 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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