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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2167] (684/1262)

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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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Commissioner in Sind, to impress on the Government of Bombay From c. 1668-1858, the East India Company’s administration in the city of Bombay [Mumbai] and western India. From 1858-1947, a subdivision of the British Raj. It was responsible for British relations with the Gulf and Red Sea regions. the
liability of a settlement of the Persian frontier question; and in the
meantime the Commissioner advised the Khan of Kalat to take steps to
gtengthen his western border.
While these matters were in progress, steps were taken by the
British authorities to arrange for the prolongation of the Makran land
to of telegraph beyond Gwadar by subsidies, in a manner compatible
with the Convention of 1868. At the end of the year Colonel Goldsmid,
who had just returned from England to Bombay, visited Gwadar and
other places on the Makran Coast to prepare the way for an understand
ing with the local chiefs; but the recent death of Mir 'Abdullah of
ph, the most important of them all, and delay on the part of the
lereian Government in appointing a successor to him made it impossible
to enter on actual negotiations. Meanwhile, at the close of 1868, a
British telegraph station for submarine work only was established at
Jashk as described in the Appendix on the Telegraphs of the Persiau Gulf.
In February 1869 Colonel Goldsmid returned to Makran with
instructions from the Bombay Government to "deal with the Chiefs west
of Kalat territoryias he should find most advisable when on the spot;' and,
in virtue of the ample discretion thus given him, he was able to dispose
finally and satisfactorily of the whole.matter. Accompanied by Captain
Boss,'Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Gwadar, he marched by land from
that place to Chahbar, meeting by the way with the Chiefs of Dashtyan
and Bahu; from Chahbar he proceeded by sea to Jashk, where he
left CaptaiUj Ross to begin the local negotiations, while he himself
visited the new telegraph station on Hanj-Ji, and, in leturning fiom
Jashk to Gwadar, he had an interview at Chahbar with the new Chief
of Gaih, or his representative, the arrangements with whom were made
without difficulty. Colonel Goldsmid's political work in Makran was
finished in March; and the extension of the telegraph, in connection
with which the subsidies arranged by him were granted, was comp ete
in August 1869, The Jashk district was at this time divided between
Mir'Ali and Mir 'Abdun Nabi, the latter chief having been released y
the Persian authorities ; but Mir 'Abdun Nabi now held the eastern part
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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' [‎2167] (684/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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