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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2141] (658/1262)

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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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nd the Darya Baigi, then governing the Gulf Ports, there was at
the time a quarrel. The affair, however, was attributed by the local
Persian authorities to Tangistanis; and an expedition into Tangistan,
directed by the Darya Baigi, followed, which has already been described.
Nazim -nt-Tujjar was also required, at the instance of the British
Government, to quit Bushehr for a season.
In 1903 a deputation from the Muhammadan College of Aligarh
in India visited Persia to explain, from a Muslim standpoint, the advan
tages of education at the institution which they represented. In Septem
ber and October the deputation were at Shiraz, and, when later they
returned to India, they took with them a few recruits for the College
whom they had secured in Persia.
At the end of 1903, as related in a special Appendix, Lord Curzon^
Viceroy and Governor General of India, made a cruise in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ,
in the course of which he visited various places on the Persian Coast and
was met at Bushehr by Sir A. Hardinge, His Britannic Majesty's
Minister at Tehran,
In January 1905 two natives of the disputed island of Sirri took
violent possession at sea of a boat from Qishm, which they had joined
at Sharjah in the guise of passengers. They murdered all on board
except one boy, who was spared by them or otherwise escaped. The
motive of the crime was robbery ; one of the victims was a Khojah, a
British subject. The offenders having been captured by the Persian
Deputy -Governor of Lingeh, the British Resident at Bushehr was
instructed by His Britannic Majesty's Minister at Tehran to apply to
the Governor of the Gulf Ports for their prompt and adequate punish
ment, on the ground that, though the status of Sirri was contested, the
criminals were actually on Persian soil and in Persian custody. One of
the prisoners meanwhile succeeded in making his escape, but the other
was eventually put to death by drowning.
serious incident occurred at Lingeh in 1905, Laris and Girashisto
the number of nearly 100 surrounding th3 house of the Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. of
the British Government there in a threatening manner. Afterwards^
though they continued to surround the house, their demeanour was
more quiet, and they alleged that they only wished to complain against
the action of the Agent in a Hindu bankruptcy case, and had therefore
taken sanctuary under the British flag which flew over his residence.
The affair was engineered by a notorious mischief-maker, Haji Ali,
Lari, who intimidated or cajoled the Persian Deputy-Governor into
with the rioters. Several visits to Lingeh by His Britannic
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Visit of
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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' [‎2141] (658/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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