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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2060] (577/1262)

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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 Nizam
and Sa'ad-
of the
of the
History of
Sa ad-ul-Mulk; and some outlying districts such as Dashtistan, Tangistan
and Dashti went to His Royal Highness Nauzar Mirza.
At the beginning of the year the Nasir-ul-Mulk had been in charge
of Bushehr ; but from about April to July he had been absent at Shiraz ;
during which time Haidar Quli Khan^ and later Sartip Haji Ahmad
Khan, had officiated for him; and on his return, though he brought with
him 200 infantry and 400 mounted men, he had found it necessary
to resign m consequence of the intrigues of his brother the Sahib Divan
against him at Shiraz, and had been succeeded by Shahzadeh Nauzar
Mirza. It was by this prince that Bushehr was eventually handed over
to the Amin-us-Sultan's representative, the Sa'ad-ul-Mulk.
In 1891 or 1892 the Sa^ad-ul-Mulk was replaced by his brother the
Nizam-us-Saltaneh, but in the latter part of 1892 the Nizam-us-Saltaneh
was called to the Governorship of Fars and transferred Bushehr to his
nephew, Biza Quli Khan. After a short interval the Sa'ad-ul-Mulk
lesumed the government of Bushehr, but he continued to reside chiefly
at Shiraz.
In March 1894, at the beginning of the Persian official year, the
government of the Gulf Ports passed to the Qavvam-ul-Mulk of Shirazj
but he did not arrive at Bushehr, the headquarters of his administration;
till the following July. He was re-appointed in 1895; but intrigues
which had been organised against him by a coalition of merchants resulted
in his resignation in March 1896, before he had quite completed his
second year of office.
It haying been suggested to him from Tehran that the Malik-ut-
Tu J^ r ^i^ht with advantage be temporarily removed from Bushehr, he
imprudently attempted to remove that personage in a forcible and
ignominious manner. The result was that the Malik took sanctuary at
the Imamzadeh near Sabzabad, while noisy demonstrations in his favour
were got up in the town, the shops being shut and business brought to a
standstill, and the telegraph office besieged by excited crowds of
memorialists,—circumstances which the Qavvam-ul-Mulk's adversaries
did not xail to torn to account.
On the resignation of the Qavvam-ul-Mulk the Hisam -us -Saltaneh
was appointed Governor of the Gulf Ports, but he did not reach Bushehr
until June 1896, after the death of the Shah.
Dilam, as we have seen, was included in the province of Behheban
at the commencement of the period now under consideration; and the
at which it was brought under the Government of Fars, or mots
probably—as a Gulf Port-under Bushehr cannot be exactly tod.

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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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