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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2068] (585/1262)

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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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1877-78 the local ruler of Qishm was Shaikh Sagar^ who had in the past
given trouble to the British authorities, especially in the matter of
supplies for the British Station of Basidu, but had ceased to do so.
Complaints of habitual oppression brought against him by his own
subjects were investigated under the orders of the Governor-General of
Ears and were dismissed; but the Shaikh had to pay heavily for his
exoneration. He was at this time in an advanced stage of consumption
and visited Masqat for treatment, but he did not die until 1881, when
he was succeeded by his nephew Hasan-bin-Muhammad. In 1886
Qishm was governed by Shaikh Ibrahim, a cousin of Shaikh Hasan; but
he was removed by the Malik-ut-Tujjar of Bushehr, and afterwards sent
in chains to Tehran, Shaikh Hasan returning to power. The charge
against Shaikh Ibrahim was that he had allowed the Shfahs of Qishm
to be attacked, during their Muharram celebrations, by the Sunnis; and,
though he had in reality done his best to prevent the trouble, he was
obliged to pay a fine of 2,000 Qrans. In 188S Shaikh Ibrahim was
released from Tehran and allowed to return to Qishm.
of the
Resident on
behalf of
Haji ^ Abdul
Tujjar, 1849.
British political relations with the Persian Coast and Islands
before the Anglo-Persian War, 1848-1856.
In 1849, during an absence of Shaikh Nasir III from Bushehr on a
visit to Shiraz connected with the difficulties, between himself and the
Government of Fars, Haji ^Abdul Muhammad, the Malik-ufc-Tujjar or
officially recognised head of the Persian mercantile -community, suddenly
found himself in great danger from Shaikh Husain, the uncle of Shaikh
Nasir; and on the 10th May he came to 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. to solicit
the protection of Lieutenant Kemball, the Assistant Resident, who seems
to have been officiating in charge. The immediate cause of the rupture
between the Malik-ut-Tujjar and Shaikh Husain was perhaps an order
received by the former from the Shiraz Government, with which,
however, he had neglected to comply, that he should direct the merchants
of the town to postpone payment of customs duty; but he was suspected
by Shaik Nasir^s relations of working for the Shaikh's removal from the
Government besides which the strongest animosity had existed between
the parties to the quarrel for a number of years. When the Malik-ut-
Tujjar made his application to the Assistant Resident he had already
assembled all the principal merchants of Bushehr at his house, where
they remained day and night, their presence affording some g ua

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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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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' [‎2068] (585/1262), 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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