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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2079] (596/1262)

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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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(| a y g He managed to escape 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. , where he
remained in sanctuary until arrangements had been made for his proceed
ing to Tehran for an investigation into his conduct. In the end he was
dismissed, his place being taken by Najaf Quli Khan, an individual of
little experience and less standing.
At the end of 1859 or beginning of 1860 Commander Felix Jones,
the British Kesident at Bushehr, offered H. R. H. the Hisam-ud-
Dauleh, Governor-General of Ears, the assistance of a British naval
squadron for repressing serious disorders which had broken out along the
Persian Coast and threatened to extend to the interior with evil results
to trade and the peace of the country; but in vain. The Persian
Government, to whom the offer was perhaps renewed through the
British Minister at Tehran, evinced no inclination to accept it; and
Sir H. Kawlinson thought that, as the proceedings of the Russians at
Ashurada in the Caspian had rendered them suspicious of foreign tenders
of naval aid, the proposal should not be pressed on them but might be
left to be recommended by the Hisam-ud-Danleh himself, when
experience should have convinced him of its eligibility. In this view
the Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. concurred.
In 1862 some trouble arose through wilful acts of trespass on the British
burial ground at Bushehr, committed by Persians, who even brought a
part of it under cultivation. Some damage was done also to the
enclosure wall. After the matter had been referred to Tehran a fine
was inflicted on one of the offenders; and, a paid watchman having been
engaged, complaints ceased. It does not seem, however, that action
was taken on recommendations by Colonel Pelly, the Acting Resident,
that a grant of the land covered by the cemetery should be obtained
from the Persian Government and that compensation should be paid to
Aghai, the owner of the ground.
In 1870, a famine impending and Bushehr being at the time without
a Pernor, popular demonstrations took place there against the
exportation of grain by British subjects. The Persian Government
als o ^nested the British Minister at Tehran to use his influence to
restrain British firms from sending grain out of the country. Colonel
My, the Resident at Bushehr, was able to arrange that the grain then
ln w arehouses of British merchants, mostly wheat, should be
a nded over to the Persian local authorities; but at first there was no
Persian official on the spot who would take charge of it, and for a
^onth it was sold to the people at a low price through the British
tance by the
of an offer of
British naval
assistance for
disorders on
the coast,
with the
cemetery at
of famine
relief at

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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' [‎2079] (596/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 July 2024]

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