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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2178] (695/1262)

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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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east. Lucky would it be for his people and ours on the Sindfrontier, if His fcgluiess
Kbudadad of Kalat had Ibrahim Khan's head on his shoulders, *
Annexation of Chahbar to Persia 1872,
The circumstances in which Chahbar was captured by Sartip Ibrahim
Khan of Bampur in February 1872 ; and so passed permanently into the
possession of Persia^ need not be described here. A.n account of them
will be found in an Annexure to the chapter on the history of the 'Oman
Sultanate^ where it is more appropriately placed, as the place was a
dependency of Masqat at the time of its fall, and its loss to Masqat
was occasioned largely by dissensions in the ruling family of ; 0maii.
During the decade following the annexation of Chahbar to Persia
little occurred to draw external attention to the affairs of Persian Makran,
and to the end of the reign of Nasir-ud-Din Shah such events as were
reported from that province were of local importance only.
General Persian Administration, 1872—1896.
Goverror- From about 1880 till 1891, or longer, His Royal Highness the Nasir-
^fKinn^ ud-Dauleh was Governor-General of Kir man, in which province Bampur
1880-91. and with it Persian Makran were included. The Prince-Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). , who
possessed in the later years of his rule the title of Farman-Tarma; made
a tour to Chahbar early in 1883. His administration appears to have
been vigorous, though much disturbed by the insubordination of local
chiefs. One of its principal incidents was the treacherous seizure, in 1891)
of various turbulent tribal leaders, some of whom the Prince caused to
blown from guns and put to death in other ways.
Governorship or about May 1882 Sartip Ibrahim Khan was removed from
X8?2—96 ^, Governorship of Bampur, which he had filled with muchdistinctio^
# Goldsmith's Eastern Persia, pages 77-78. In the same book (pages
be found Captain Euan Smith's account of Ibrahim Khan : " This fam ou3 c ^
quite a despot in these regions, was a little squat stumpy man, very stoat ana rou j
with a good-natured face, a pair of piercing eyes, and an unusually loDg» t0
and silky beard. Probably aboat 50 years of age, he looked much yoangei'» oWlllo did
the jet black dye of his abundant hair. Though evidently fall of vivacity, W
little to initiate conversation. His Persian was very difficalt to and ^tand,
mixed with Baluch, and he talked very quickly, clipping bis words at the sa^e W'

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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' [‎2178] (695/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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