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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2123] (640/1262)

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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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ounced his decision in regard to the Perso-Afghan boundary, which
had already been submitted to the Shah and approved by him; in March
1904 the award was accepted by the Amir of Afghanistan; and by the
end of 1904 the new frontier had been demarcated on the ground. The
British Commissioner's finding in regard to water rights was announced
in April 1905; but at the end of that year it was still under considera
tion by the Persian and Afghan Governments.
Meanwhile, in August 1903, a Persian Passport Officer had been
deputed to Sistan; and, under Russian instigation, his powers were exert
ed to annoy British and Afghan subjects to the utmost possible extent.
In the summer of 1903 Mr. Miller, by disseminating false reports,
succeeded in provoking an anti-British agitation at Nasratabad, and in
driving the British Indian traders there to take refuge in the British
Consulate. But in this he had overstepped the bounds of prudence;
Mr. Dobbs, his British colleague, was able to obtain the punishment of
the rioters by the local Persian authority j and Mr. Miller was presently
transferred to some other scene of activity. His brother. Dr. Miller, who
had at one time figured as an unofficial adviser of the Yamin-i-Nizam,
the Persian Frontier Commissioner, supplied his place for a few months
after his departure, and was then himself withdrawn. Steps were taken
by the British Government to secure the position of the Hashmat-ul-
Mulk, Governor of Sistan by hereditary right and in virtue of recognition
by the Persian Government, whose attitude had been generally not
unfavourable to British interests, and whom Mr. Miller had for this
reason denounced as a traitor to Persia; and, though in 1904 the
Hashmat-ul-Mulk was summoned to Tehran, and compelled to obey the
summons, there appeared in 1905 to be a fair prospect of his restoration
to his Governorship.
In the meantime, in December 1903, a branch of the Impeiial Bank
of Persia had been opened at Nasratabad j and in 1905 the British
Indian railway system had been extended to Nushki, 93 miles on the
way from Quetta to Sistan, of which a lease had been obtained from
the Khan of Kalat in 1899. There were also negotiations on foot at the
end of the period for the connection of the Indian telegraph, which had
reached the frontier station of Robat in 1904, with the Persian station
atNasratabad by means of a line, 100 miles in length, to be constructed
by British agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. .
It may be added that the establishment of a British frontier post at Eus~-
Mirjawa in 1901 gave rise to protests on the part of Persia, founded ve f er -
on a delimitation of the Perso-Baluch frontier in 1896, which the eucetothe

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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' [‎2123] (640/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 June 2024]

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