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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2059] (576/1262)

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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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( r; £2)
►PU arrangements at Bushehr in 1881—82, while fche Zili-us-Sultan Various
liieaudug , n, - xi i. Governors,
establishing his administration at Shiraz, seem to have been mdeter- 1881-86.
^inate Muhammad Baqir Khan, the Ihtisham-ud-Dauleh's Deputy
Governor, was succeeded as a temporary arrangement by the Karguzar
or representative of the Persian Foreign Office at Bushehr and he in his
turn by a certain Mo'tamad-us-Sultan.
In 1882 the Government of Bushehr was granted to the Nasir-ul-
Mulk who had farmed the customs of the port three years earlier; but he
left for his home at Shiraz in February 1883, making over charge to the
local Karguzar, and a little later the Amin-us-Sultan at Tehran, as
already mentioned, obtained control of the customs along with
those of other places in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
Haji Baba, the heir of Agha Muhammad 'Ali, Malik-ut-Tujjar, died
in May 1883; and his property was inherited by his grandson, Haji
Muhammad Mehdi, who was appointed Malik-ut-Tujjar.
In June 1883 Mirza Muhammad Husain Khan, a son of the Sahib
Divan, arrived at Bushehr, having been appointed to succeed the Nasir-ul
Mulk; but he remained only until January 1884, when, being summoned-
to Shiraz, he nominated his son-in-law Haji Fazl ? Ali Khan as his locum
tmu, Muhammad Husain Khan retained the government of Bushehr
in 1884j'"-85, receiving from the Shah the title of Motaman-ud-Dauleh,
and being appointed by the powerful Amin-us-Sultan his Agent for the
collection of the customs of Bushehr, as well as Governor on his behalf
of Lingeh and Bandar "'Abbas.
The Motaman-ud-Dauleh resigned the government of Bushehr m
June 1885 and was followed in it by Shahzadeh Nauzar Mirza, a
^ grandson of Hasan ; Ali Khan, Farman-Farma of Fars, and a great
grandson consequently of Fat-h ^Ali Shah ; but the Shahzadeh was soon
displaced by one Safar ^Ali Khan.
At the beginning of 1886 Bushehr was governed by Haji Muham
mad Mehdi, Malik-ut-Tujjar; but in May he made way for Haji lat-h
; Ali Khan; and later the Nasir-ul-Mulk again assumed control of
Bushehr and its dependencies.
In 1887, on the fall of the Zill-us-Sultan, who was at this time Government
deprived of all his governments except Isfahan, the whole of lars was u i.]y[ u ik >
made over to the Amin-us-Sultan and parcelled out by him to various 1887-91-
deputies. The Ihtisham-us-Sultan received, as already mentioned, Shiraz
and the central districts; Bushehr and other coast towns and islands
^ere conferred, as a separate Gulf Ports government, on Muhammad
Hasan Khan, a brother of the Nizam-us-Saltaneh, with the title of

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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' [‎2059] (576/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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