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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2159] (676/1262)

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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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'd tracts. The introduction of such stipulations into the discussion
W as deprecated by Mr. Alison, the British Minister in Persia; their
acceptance was earnestly opposed by the Government of India ; and the
result was temporary deadlock in regard to the telegraph in Makran.
Meanwhile, however, it had been decided to carry matters as far as
possible without coming into contact with Persian opposition ; and
pursuance of this decision Colonel Goldsmid was deputed to survey
and report upon the coast of Makran, During the progress of his en
quiries various petitions were presented by local Chiefs, to him and to
other British authorities, praying for protection against the tyranny of
the " Qajars " in collecting revenue ; but no encouragement was held
out to the petitioners. The immediate results of Colonel Goldsmid^s
mission were the conclusion of telegraph agreements with the Khan of
Kalat ; the Jam of Las Bailah, and the rulers of Pasni and Kaij, and the
completion in April 1863 of a land line from Karachi to Gwadar.
first mission
to Makran
and comple
tion of the
telegraph to
Claims advanced by Persia to Gwadar and Chahbar, 1863.
As the telegraph line approached Gwadar from the side of India, Opposition of
Ibrahim Khan, Bami, the Persian Governor of Bampur, began to organise ^y^noTof
opposition to its progress and addressed letters on the subject to the Bampur to ^
Sultan of 'Oman, to the ; Omani Wali of Gwadar, and to the Khan of ^863.
Kalat, To the Sultan he wrote that it was the duty of that potentate,
as holding Chahbar under Persia, to prevent the British from landing
telegraph material there until they exhibited an authority from the
Persian Government for doing so ; and he indicated that, if the Sultan
were not equal to the occasion, he would himself proceed to the spot with
300 cavalry, 6 guns, 3 regiments of infantry, and local levies,—a step
which he would have taken earlier, he said, if he had not been dissuaded
byMir , Abdullah, Chief of Gaih.
Meanwhile there were constant reports at Gwadar of the approach
of a large body of Hind tribesmen under Persian leaders, and com
munication between the town and the interior was cut off. On the 12th
March Eind marauders under Shah Dost, an agent of Ibrahim Khan,
came within four miles of Gwadar and carried off a large number of
camels and cattle; twelve persons were killed by them, and several
natives of the country whom they had wounded were brought into
Gwadar; but the telegraph working parties, though alarmed, were not
^ olested.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2159] (676/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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