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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2170] (687/1262)

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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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arbitrator between Persia and Afghanistan in respect of an
adjacent disputed boundary in Sistan, was nominated Britisli
Commissioner for the determination of the Perso-Kalat frontier. In
July the Persian Government showed signs of a desire to depart
from the original arrangement, remarking that " the British and
Persian Commissioners were to proceed and draw up a map of Persia's
possessions and those of the Khan of Kalat in Baluchistan with their
boundaries, and bring the same with them to Tehran; 3) and though
Mr. Alison, the British Minister, immediately pointed out that this
Would involve the substitution of mere preliminaries for a final
settlement, the Persian Government insisted that " the meaning of
the Shah in respect to the demarcation of the frontier" had been "that
the Anglo-Persian Commissioners should prepare a map on the spot
for the subsequent settlement of the boundary It was also
strongly urged by them that the question of the Sistan boundary, by
the settlement of which, it may be observed, they thought that they
had more to gain than by the delimitation of the Perso-Kalat frontier ;
should be disposed of first; but internal disturbances in Afghanistan,
which were likely to delay the proceedings in Sistan, made such a
course inconvenient.
Movements It having been at length agreed, with the utmost difficulty, that
tion^of" 10 " tlie Perso-KaMt Boundary Commission should not be postponed on
General account of the delay in the Sistan case. General Goldsmid, who star
August^isTO ^ om England in August 1870, who reached Tehran after the departs
—January 0 f the Shah on pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf, — the Mus an
ul-Mamalik remaining in charge of the realm,—-and who w
detained at Tehran, Isfahan, and Kirman by discussions between ^
British Legation and the Eegent and references by the latter to
Shah, reached Bampur on the 28th January 1871.
Detailed instructions in regard to the Sistan dispute had been g" ^
General Goldsmid by Her Majesty^s Government, but it was left^^
Government of India to guide his proceedings in regard to the ^ _
Kalat border. The directions of the Government of India, ^
him in January 1871, were to the effect that his >bject shoul^J ^
secure to Kalat the places properly dependent on that state, ^ ^
very liberal view might be taken of the claims of Persia further ^
westward; and that Kohak, Panjgur, Kaij, Tump, Nasiraba ^
Hand should apparently, in accordance with his own P 1 ^ 1 ^
expressed views, be included in Kalat, while Jalk, Dizak, a ^
Pishin and Bahu were assigned to Persia. Colonel Goldsm

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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:

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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' [‎2170] (687/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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