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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2179] (696/1262)

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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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for twenty years or more; his removal, as will be seen hereafter, was not
unconnected with representations made by the British Legation at Tehran^
His immediate successor was one Wali Khan, but in the spring of 1883
Sartip Sulaiman Khao, a Persian, was in power at Bampur. Later in
1883 or possibly in 1884, Sartip Ibrahim Khan was reinstated in the
Governorship ; and immediately, from all the districts under his charge,
reports began to be received of distress and of emigration on a large
scale to Masqat, India, and elsewhere. He died, however, in May 1884,
and his death was quickly followed by a general return of the emigrants
to their homes.
In 1887 a certain ^Abdul Fat-h Khan was appointed Governor of 1887-89,
Bampur. His rule was distinguished by unparalleled atrocities, of many
of which his brother Mohsin Khan was the instrument. In 1889^ the
Shah being then absent in Europe, the exasperation of the Baluch tribes
had been raised to such a pitch by his conduct, that most of the chiefs
rebelled and besieged him in a fort near Bampur. Having been cap
tured by them he was deposed by order of the Regent, the Amin-ul-
Mulk, on information supplied by the British Legation, and was tem
porarily a prisoner at Kirman. The insurgent chiefs, whom the local
British authorities had done their best to restrain by friendly advice,
remained for a time in possession of Bampur.
The next Governor of Bampur was a certain Zain-ul-^Abidin Khan, 1890 -97
who seems to have had a hand in the fall of Abdul Fat-h Khan, and who
retained his position until 1897.
Affairs of the Jashk and Biyaban districts, 1872—1896.
After the formation of the Gulf Ports administrative charge, about Persian ad-
„ , „ ministration
1887, Jashk and all the places dependent on it were transferred trom 0 f j a8hk an( i
the jurisdiction of the Governor-General of Kirman to that of the
Governor of the Gulf Ports; but the exact time of the transfer is un
certain. Previously to this, in 1884, Biyaban seems to have been
detached temporarily from the Jashk chiefdom, in which perhaps it was
usually included, and conferred on one Saiyid Nasim.
In 1886 a Persian Deputy-Governor, in the person of one Nasr Ullah 18S6-87.
Khan, was appointed to Jashk. The short period distinguished by
general self-assertiveness on the part of the Persian authorities in the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. had now begun. In the summer of 1887 a patrol of 100
Persian soldiers under Muhammad Kazim arrived from Mdbar at Jashk,

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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' [‎2179] (696/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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