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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2057] (574/1262)

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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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frotn custody on paying 60,000 Tumans, was taken into favour;
the seaboard to was, including Bushehr, Liugeh and Bandar 'Abbas, with
their dependent districts and the islands of the Persian Coasfc were formed
into a Gulf Ports charge independent of Fars; and H. E. H.
the Ihtisham -ud-Dauleh, son of the Mo'tamad-ud-Danleh, was set
over the districts that remained subject to Shiraz, or most of
The Ihtisham-ud-Dauleh, who in 1888 had received his fathers title
of Mo 'timid-ud-Dauleh, was relieved in February 1892 by H. R.
H Muhammad Taqi Mirza, the Rukn-ud-Dauleh, a brother of the
Shah This Prince initiated a firm administration and came in collision
with the Qavvam-ul-Mulk, who had temporarily to retire from the scene,
but ere many months had passed the Rukn-ud-Dauleh had to retire in
favour of the Nizam-us-Saltaneh, an official of undistinguished origin but
a successful Governor of ^Arabistan, who held charge for more than a
year. In 1894 the Rukn-ud-Dauleh was reappointed to Fars, where he
remained in power till after the assassination of Nasir-ud-Din Shah.
of the Ihtis-
of the Eukn-
and Nizam-
Administrative and internal history of the Persian Coast and
Islands, 1872-1896.
The most important jurisdiction on the Persian Coast was that of
Bushehr, the history of which can now, in the light of the foregoing
account of the affairs of Fars, be made intelligible.
For a short time in 1873 Bushehr town, with the country district
dependent on it, was separated from the province of Fars under His
Royal Highness Asad Ullah Mirza, the Naib-ut-Tiyaleh; but it returned
to its former position on the arrival of the Hisam-us-Saltaneh at Shiraz,
Prince Asad Ullah continuing to govern it until the removal of that
(jovernor-General in 1875, when he resigned.
The relations of the Prince Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). of Bushehr with the British
Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. were uniformly courteous and friendly ; but the state of the dis
tricts and roads, which were infested by bands of robbers, left much to
be desired. In 1873-74 the Bushehr customs were farmed to an Isfa-
hani for 32,000 Tumans, or about Es. 1,28,000, and the assessment of
the dependent districts was approximately Rs, 1,50,000. In the summer
of 1874 the Naib-ut-Tiyaleh went to Shiraz, leaving his son in charge at
History of
of the Haib-

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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' [‎2057] (574/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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