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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2134] (651/1262)

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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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of the inhabitants of the district were killed, and some tribal forls and
other property were destroyed ; but ''Ali Khan remained at large, and
Haidar Khan was successful in evading the Persian force and in reaching
the Bushehr Imamzadeh in their rear, where he placed himself in
Trouble was renewed in 1903 by competition between two Tangistani
Chiefs, Zair Khidar ^nd Zair Ghulam Ali, whose identity or connection—
if any—with the former protagonists, Haidar Khan and ; Ali Khan, is
not described. In May a reconciliation was effected between them;
but presently Zair Ghulam ^Ali was killed by one of his rivals followers;
and Zair Khidar was decoyed to Bushehr, and treacherously seized
there, by the Governor of the Gulf Ports. Three of the Governors men
and two Tangistanis were slain in a fracas attending the arrest. In
October, under orders from the central Government, the Darya Baigi
proceeded with 100 Tufangchis to the assistance of the Zabit of Dashti,
who had been ordered to chastise the district of Tangistan ; and Zair
Khidar, who seems in the meantime to have regained his freedom,
sought safety in flight to a distance. The Darya Baigi, after looting
and setting fire to the village of Ahmadi in Dashtistan, returned to
In 1896 an attack was made on the port of Tahiri in Shibkiih by
Shaikh Ibrahim, a Zabit of that place who had been expelled in the
previous year ; but it was repulsed with loss to the assistants.
It will be remembered that in 1887 Lingeh had been brought under
direct Persian administration on removal of the hereditary Arab Zabit,
Shaikh Qadhib, Qasimi ; and that the latter had been deported to Tehraui
The Persian occupation of Lingeh remained undisturbed until 189^
when, on the 4th July, Muhammad-bin-Khalifah, a scion of the former
ruling family, suddenly appeared on the scene, and in a forcible but
ordeily manner, made himself master of the place.
Early in 1899 the Persian authorities gave signs of an intention to
repossess themselves of Lingeh ; and, when in February the Persian
gunboat " Persepolis ^ with the Darya Baigi on board left Bushehr in
a southerly direction, H. M. S. a Pigeon " was ordered to follow her
and watch her movements. The Pigeon/' however, on the Darya
Baigi assuring her commander that no attack would be made on
Lingeh without previous notice to the British authorities, ceased to
accompany the Persepolis and the Shaikh of Lingeh, after payi n ^
up the arrears of revenue which were due by him on account of the
district, allowed himself to be lulled into a^false sense of security-

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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' [‎2134] (651/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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