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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2081] (598/1262)

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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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In 1873-74 there were various occurrences on the Persian Coast Miscellaneous
which affected British subjects and necessitated official remonstrances
claims for redress. In January 1873 pilgrims created a disturbance
at Bandar 'Abbas, obliging the British Mail Agent to fly for safety,
upon which the gun boat " Hugh Rose' 1 was sent to the spot, with
satisfactory results, and orders were obtained from the Persian Govern
ment for the careful protection of British subjects by the local Persian
officials. A somewhat similar fracas took place at Lingeh; but there
the Shaikh protected the Mail Agent and repressed the unruliness of
the pilgrims. Near Bushehr a British naval officer was wounded and
robbed by a gang of brigands, but the Persian Governor, " notwith
standing many sincere efforts/', was unable to bring the offenders to
justice. In March 1874 a British barque went ashore on the island
of Shaikh Shu'aib and became a wreck. The presence on the spot of
a Munshi A term used in the Middle East, Persia and South Asia to refer to a secretary, assistant or amanuensis. Munshis were employed in the British administration in the Gulf. from 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. prevented the vessel being
entirely plundered, and the Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. of the British Government
at Lingeh soon arrived to assist the captain and to arrange terms of
salvage with the Shaikh of Kan gun.
A case of not less political than legal and commercial interest was Case of _
that of Marwarid, a Hindu trader at Kirman, who was associated in
business with Mul Chand^ a Hindu merchant at Bandar 'Abbas. At 1873-77.
the beginning of 1873 this man, after defrauding his partner and
another Hindu British subject, turned Muhammadan and assumed the
name of Mirza 'Ali Akbar, his idea being to attract Persian support and
so escape from British justice.
At the instance of the British Legation instructions on the case were
sent by the Shah's Government to the Persian Governor of Kirman;
but they resulted only in proceedings which afforded no prospect of
real redress. At length in 1875, in consequence of representations
made by one of the Hindu plaintiffs, the British Minister again
addressed the Persian Government and obtained from them an order
directed to the Governor of Kirman under which Marwarid was to be
sent to Bandar 'Abbas in order that his accounts might be examined
there^ at a meeting of Hindus and others, with the cognisance of the
Persian Karguzar, and a settlement arranged and reported to the
Persian Government. Mr. Thomson, however, perceived two serious
difficulties: in the first place the case, as it lay entirely among British
objects, was one in which the Persian authorities had no right, according
^ r eaty, to intervene; and, secondly, he understood that neither he
himself as Minister nor the Resident in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , possessed
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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' [‎2081] (598/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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