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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2136] (653/1262)

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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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result of his raid was a visit which the Governor of the Gulf Ports paid
to Lingeh two months later in the " Persepolis.^ The Salar-i-Mu ; azzam
fined Shaikh Yusuf-bin-Ahmad and his brother, the chiefs of the A1 M
Samait Arab Colony at Lingeh, a sum of $6,000 on a charge of compli
city in Saiyid YusuFs proceedings, and obtained from them besides a
written document in which they declared themselves to be subjects of the
Persian Government.
About the end of July 1903 the ex-Shaikh landed once more on
Persian soil, with only a dozen followers, and established himself iu the
hills behind Lingeh. His tone was now that of a suppliant; and from
his retreat he wrote to the Governor of the Gulf Ports asking leave to
settle and lead a quiet life in Lingeh district. At the same time he
invoked, through the 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. Agent at Lingeh, the good offices of
the British Government. A safe-conduct for visiting Bushehr was
offered him, but he did not avail himself of it; consequently, as a
precaution, some Persian troops were sent to Lingeh under the Mujir-us
Saltaneh, brother of the Salar-i-Mu^azzam, lately Governor of the Gulf
Ports. At the end of November 1903 Muhammad-bin -Khalifah
returned to the Arabian side.
Arrived there, he resided by turns at Ras-al-Khaimah, Sharjah and
Dibai, and in Qatar : he was, in 1905, a man of quiet and respectable
appearance about 35 years of age. The chief supporter of his cause,
Saiyid Yxisuf, who was connected by marriage with the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. ,
settled at Dibai and there engaged in trade in pearls and rice.
On the 9th June 1912 and following days severe shocks of earthquake
were experienced at Bandar 'Abbas. In that and the following year
the roads in the neighbourhood of the town were very unsafe, and raids
were committed in the district by gangs of Baharlus and Bashakardis.
Excitement and unrest continued in 1903-04; for some weeks caravan
traffic was altogether suspended ; and it was feared that the town itself
might be attacked. The only cause assigned for these disorders was the
prevalence of alarming rumours concerning the health of the Shah.
On the 11th January 1897 a terrible earthquake laid almost the
whole town of Qishm in ruins and occasioned much loss of life. Qishm
also suffered from the series of earthquakes which affected Bandai
Abbas in June 1902, but not so severely as on the former occasion.
1900 the Zabit of Qishm was changed, one Shaikh 'Abdullah being
substituted for Shaikh Hasan.
In May and June 1902 considerable annoyance was caused in
y iucursions of Bashakardis. In 1905 disorders were caused in ShanA

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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' [‎2136] (653/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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