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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2065] (582/1262)

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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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ment at Basidu; but in June^ on the advice of the Amin-us-Sultan,
they removed thence to the town of Qishm. Lingeh continued for a
time in a very disturbed state. In September 1885 Shaikh Qadhib
applied to the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. of Trucial ^Oman for armed aid against his
enemies; but a warning, conveyed through the Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. of the
British Government at Sharjah, sufficed to prevent the Shaikhs of
Sharjah ; and Ras-al-Khaimah from responding to his appeal. A little
later Shahzadeh Muhammad Husain Mirza, who had been appointed
Grovernorof Lingeh and Bandar "'Abbas, arrived on the spot a id confirmed
Shaikh Qadhib in the Deputy Governorship of the town and district, the
yearly revenue of which was now fixed at 190,000 Qrans.
The Arab population of Lingeh were loyal to the Shaikh, preferring
an Arab to a Persian ruler; but the Persians had resolved on abolishing
the system of Local Deputy Governors and on the abasement of the
Arab ruling family. On the 11th September 1887 Shaikh Qadhib
was surprised and captured at Lingeh by Sartip* Haji Ahmad Khan,
deputed from Bushehr for the purpose, after a struggle involving very
little loss of life; the Shaikh was removed to Bushehr, and thence in
chains to Tehran, his family property being virtually confiscated a
Persian official was installed in his place in the person of Mirza Hidayat
Khan, a man of sense and moderation; and a garrison of 200 regular
Persian troops was located at Lingeh, where barracks were built for
them. These changes were not relished by the people of Lingeh, some
of whom actually emigrated to other places, while a larger number held
themselves in readiness to do so. Lingeh, already detached from Ears,
was now included in thfi new administrafcion of the Gulf Ports.
In 1888 the Persian troops were mostly withdrawn from Lingeh,
and Mirza Muhammad "'Ali, formerly Karguzar of Bandar ^Abbas, was
appointed Deputy-Governor. In 1889 there was a detachment of 50
Persian soldiers at Lingeh, and Mirza Muhammad ^Ali was succeeded
in the Deputy-Governorship by Mirza Isma/il. In April 1892 Lingeh
and Bandar Abbas were combined into one charge under Muhammad
Khan, who was appointed Deputy-Governor of both places. In 1895
seme alarm was caused at Lingeh by the violence of one Saiyid
Yusuf, who, having killed a man, not only evaded capture but even
brought a party to attack the fort. A more vigorous effort at his arrest,
directed by the Qavvam-ul-Mulk, was unsuccessful; and afterwards it
found impossible to persuade him to renounce his outlaw state and
r 6turn to Lingeh.
ment of
Persian ad
G overnors,
same who was employed in Persian intrigues on the coast of Trucial 'Oman
page 2047 ante.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2065] (582/1262), 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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