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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2128] (645/1262)

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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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Mashhad;—in all 70 men. In 1904 additional Indian cavalry to tlie
number of 127 sabres were distributed to 12 British Consulates in Persia,
while the infantry guard and mounted escort at Bushehr and Indian
infantry detachments at Jashk and Chahbar of 100 and 50 rifles respec
tively, for the protection of the telegraph stations at those places
remained unaffected. The introduction of the new cavalry guards was
viewed with disfavour by the Persian Government.
Administrative and internal affairs of the Persian Coast and
Islands, 1896-1905.
tion of Fars,
Having taken a survey of the political conditions governing Persia
generally during the period under consideration, we now turn to our
proper subject,—the history of the Persian Coast and Islands,
The administration of Fars, as that province included in 1905 the
districts of Liravi, Shabankareh, JVIazara^i, Dashtistan, Tangistan,
Dashti, Shibkuh, and liastak, situated on or adjacent to the shores of the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , and was at all times connected with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , in
other ways, may first be shortly noticed.
In the spring of 1896 His Royal Highness the Rukn-ud -Dauleh, who
had governed Pars since 1894, was confirmed in office; but in July, after
the assassination of Nasir-ud-Din Shah, he was removed in favour of
the Nazim-ud-Dauleh. The new Governor-General did not, however,
assume charge of his post until October.
In 1897 the Nazim-ud-Dauleh was succeeded by the Earman-Farma,
a brother-in-law of the Shah, under whom the Gulf Ports, separated
from Pars about ten years before, seem to have been at first placed;
but they were withdrawn again from his authority in the following
year. Supported by the Qavvam-ul-Mulk of Shiraz, whose influence
over the nomadic tribes of the province was great, the Farman-Farma,
himself an enlightened and well-educated man^ governed for a time with
vigour and success; but difficulties at length arose between him and the
Central Government; and in February 1899 he relinquished his
appointment and retired temporarily to Karbala.
The Farman-Farma was followed by the Nizam -ul-Mulk, who
remained only one year and was succeeded, in 1900, by the Muaiyid-^"

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2128] (645/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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