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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2077] (594/1262)

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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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anatarium for the force which it might be necessary to keep at Bushehr
dur i n g the summer.
Sir J. Outram, like Sir J. Malcolm in 1808-09, and the officers con
cerned with the occupation of the island from 1838 to 184&, seems to
have been stronger impressed with the advantages offered by
Kharag. With regard to its annexation to the British dominions, at
H 0 ne time contemplated, he wrote in May 1857 to the President of the
bffiJ B 0ar d of Control of the East India Company.
le( N You will see that I approved o£ the proposal in the draft treaty drawn up at home
its% for the retention o£ Karrack, and I confess I feel some regret that that point was not
secured. In any future war with Persia, a small garrison there, with a few ships of
war might effect all that would be required in this quarter, and thus leave the army
6(1 fc f re e to operate upon some more vulnerable # point. Its occupation would have given
clilier, us moreover, the command of the Gulf, and rendered null the competition of any other
[orojj power which may be seeking to establish its influence here,
ofi { A month later he remarked, in connection with the withdrawal of
in 11 the greater part of the Field Force to India.
Karrack . . is, in my opinion, a preferable position to Bushire, whether considered
politically or on military grounds, as commandingf this port and the mouths of the
Euphrates, and capable of being maintained even in its present state, by a small
garrison against all the power of Persia, and of easily being rendered impregnable to
more formidable naval powers.
It appears to me that Karrack would also be a preferable position for the Resident
in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , as placing that functionary beyond the necessity of exercising
the vexatious interference with Persian subjects which cannot be avoided while he is
located in this town.
The occupation of the island will not involve the necessity of our taking possession
of it as British territory, should the Shah really fulfil the conditions of the treaty.
And it is now the most valuable acquisition we could retain if he does not do so.
British political relations with the Persian Coast and Islands
after the Anglo-Persian War, 1857-1896.
After the Anglo-Persian war difficulties arose from an extension
given by the Persian Government to their system of Karguzars,—a
class of political agents stationed at important centres where there were
foreigners, working directly under the orders of the Persian Foreign
Office and independent of the Persian local authorities.
* Meaning, probably, more vulnerable than the hinterland of Bushehr.
t i.e., Bnshehr.
occasioned by
the Persian

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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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