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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2130] (647/1262)

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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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neglect o£ all the duties and obligations of his office" The financial
responsibilities and advantages of the Governorship had been transferred
before his arrival, to the mercantile combination which had ousted
his predecessor^ the Qavvam-ul-Mnlk, from Bushehr 5 and the Hisam-us-
Sultaneh was consequently deprived of all incentive to burden himself
with public affairs. He allowed his power to be secretly usurped by
others, and their exercise of it was attended by all the abuses and dis
advantages commonly incident to covert and irresponsible authority.
The Hisam-us-Sultaneh was also constantly at variance with the Central
Government; and in December 1890 he informed the British Resident
at Bushehr that he had resigned, and declined to transact business.
1896—1898. After this no fewer than nine persons succeeded one another in
the Governorship of the Gulf Ports in the space of about fifteen months;
these were the Iqtidar-us-Saltaneh, who was appointed in March 1897
and removed in September of the same year; the Amir-i-Panj, so
called from his military rank, who died in Persian Makran; the
Mujir-us-Sultaneh, a nephew of the Nizam-us-Saltaneh, whose appoint
ment was cancelled almost as soon as notified ; the rtimad-us-Sultan
or Baiglar-Baigi, representing his father the Qavvam-ul-Mulk, who
arrived at Bushehr in November 1897 and resigned in February 1898;
the Malik-ut-Tujjar of Bushehr, temporarily ; the I'mad-i-Nizam, a
dependent of the Farman Farma and appointed by him, who assumed
charge in March 1898 and, finally, the Sa ; id-us-Sultan (in JVlay 1898),
the Muzaffar-i-Nizam, and the Mu^izz-ul-Mamalik, all nominated in
rapid succession to one another by the Farman-Farma. The Gulf Ports
were then taken from the Farman-Farma, to whom they had been
assigned^ and conferred on the Mujir-us-Sultaneh, already mentioned,
who continued in office the last Governor appointed by the Farman-
1898—1910. In September 1898, however, apparently in consequence of repre
sentations by the British Government to whom the Mujir -us -
Saltaneh was unacceptable as being a nephew of the * Nizam- 118 "
Saltaneh, a new appointment was made in the person of Mirza Ahmad
Khan, better known as the Darya-Baigi, then commanding the Persian
gunboat " Persepolis ^ at Bushehr. The Darya-Baigi incurred local
enmities; he quarrelled with the Mu'in-ut-Tujjar, by whom he was
financed; charges of embezzlement were brought against him which he
seemed unable to refute; and, with the formation of the Impena 1
Persian Customs, the appointment which he held ceased to be valuable.
# See the chapter on the history of 'Arabistan, page 1763,

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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' [‎2130] (647/1262), 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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