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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2137] (654/1262)

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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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i o-^i ii flismissed Kalantar of the District: and in the same year the Biyaban,
by ^ _ ... 1896—1905.
Deputy -Governorship of Biyaban was disputed between Mir Haji-bin-
Husain aad Mir Barkat-bin-^Abdun Nabi, the former of whom was at
tirst in possession. In October 1905 Mir Barkat, having visited the
Governor of the Gulf Ports at Bushehr^ procured the dismissal of Mir
Haji, whom he had temporarily ousted, in his own favour; but Mir Haji
at once appealed to the Persian Deputy-Governor of Bandar ^Abbas, who
was the Darya Baigi^s brother, and obtained his countenance. The two
kinsmen were then left to fight the matter out between themselves. Mir
Hajij when in charge of the district, had his seat at Sirik, Mir Barkat at
Namurdi. The family to which both Mirs belonged was that which
governed the adjoining district of Jashk in Persian Makran.
Eelations of Persia with other local powers, 1896—1^05.
Various cases in which the Arabs of Trucial ''Oman were immediately
and the British Government indirectly interested arose on the Persian
Coast and Islands during the period Under review.
In 1898 division was made among her heirs of the moveable property
of one Maryam, daughter of Muhammad Ghaith, Qasimi, who was
wife at the time of her death of ; Abdul Qadir, a resident of Lingeh ; but
some date gardens which she left were kept as joint property by her
husband and by Salim, Ahmad, and Nasir, sons of Sultan, who were also
among her heirs and who were subjects of the Shaikh of Sharjah. The
date gardens continued in the possession of ^Abdul Qadir until the
recapture of Lingeh by the Persians in 1899, when he was put to death
the Darya Baigi on the charge of having been a confederate of
Shaikh Muhammadrbin-Khalifah. The date gardens, apparently on the
assumption that they belonged exclusively to ^Abdul Qadir, were at
the same time confiscated by the Governor of the Gulf Ports; and subse^
quently they were sold to the Mu^in-ut-Tujjar of Bushehr, whose influ
ence was then second to none in Southern Persia. A claim for the shares
to which they were entitled was lodged by the Sharjah heirs, and was
supported by the British Political authorities as representing, in his
foreign relations, the Shaikh of Sharjah; but up to the end of 1905 it
had not been admitted or satisfied.
In the summer of 1902 four Sudan boat-owners, subjects of Abu
Dhabi, were murdered on the pearl banks on the Arabian side of the Gulf
of Sharjatb
ubjects at
Murder of
Abu Dhabi
subjects by

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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' [‎2137] (654/1262), 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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