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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2161] (678/1262)

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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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ubjugates." It seemed to him, however, that the Sultan of ^Oman had
a rtl prescriptive and indefeasible rights of sovereignty over Gwadar and
Chahbar. He was not aware of the existence of any Treaties; and he re-
commended that the progress of Persia should be arrested, in the interests
of British India, at the point which it had actually reached. He suggest
ed that, in view of a^ request by the Persian (rovernment for an amicable
adjustment of her eastern frontier, which had been rejected by the
British Government, and of the status conferred on Kalat through the
conclusion by the British authorities with her, as an independent State, of
a telegraph agreement, the time might be opportune for a friendly
delimitation of the boundary between Persia and Kalat in Makran ; and
he proposed, as the most suitable line of demarcation, one running from
Gwatar bay to the confines of Sistan.
In consequence of this report Colonel Goldsmid was himself deputed
to Makran to complete, " by such oral enquiry as he might find safe and
practicable, the collection of evidence as to the actual exercise of sovereign
rights on the Mekran Coast within living memory/ - ' The outcome of
this mission was a series of three exhaustive reports, in which Colonel
Goldsmid reaffirmed in general his former conclusions. He had ascer
tained that the collection of revenue in Dashtyari and Bahu on behalf of
the Persian Government was an innovation even more recent than the
similar procedure in Gaih ; and he mentioned a Persian raid in 1862 on
territory undoubtedly belonging to Kalat, in which more than one
member of the leading family of Jinwri was killed^ as a proof that some
understanding as to the position of the frontier had become desirable.
At the end of 1864 a tour was made by Colonel Pelly, Resident in
the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , from Bandar'Abbas to Jashk by land in connection
with the telegraph question.
mission of
Goldsmid to
Makran and
reports by
him on the
questions at
issue, also
tour by
Pelly, 1864.
General position in Makran in 1864.
In 1864, notwithstanding a suspension of the activity of Ibrahim
Khan, Governor of Bampur, in the direction of Chahbar and Gwadar,
the attitude of the local Persian officials continued to be aggressive. An
attack upon Kaij in Kalat territory by Mir 'Abdullah, Chief of Gain,
was apprehended; and it was generally believed that he had secured
countenance, if not a definite promise of assistance, from the Governor-
^fineral of Kirman and Ibrahim Khan of Bampur, in connection with
designs in that quarter.
•. * ^ Persian request for aid in settling the boundary between Persia and Afghan-
s an had been finally refused by the British Government in November 1863, after
* two years' discussion.
Persian en
in 1864.

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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' [‎2161] (678/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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