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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2196] (713/1262)

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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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Persian Baluchistan^ and Mr. R. Campbell, the successor of Mr. Graves.
On the 12th December the f< Persepolis^ reached Galag, the landing place
for the Rapch neighbourhood, the Persian troops were at once disembark^
ed and marched to the scene of the outrage, where they were joined
on the 16th by Captain Sykes, Mr. Campbell, and a party of 30 blue
jackets under Lieutenant Mowbray, commanding the " Pigeon. ,; Colonel
Meade, the Resident, with Major Fagan, the British Consul at Masqat,
arrived off Galag in the " Lawrence " on the 18th ; they reached tlie
Rapch camp on the following day. Meanwhile the Persian force,
accompanied by Captain Sykes and by Lieutenant Mowbray with his
naval detachment, had advanced into the portion of the Karwan district
lying to the west of the Rapch river, and a slight encounter with tribesmen
of the locality had taken place. Colonel Meade, after interviewing some
village headmen and recording such evidence as was available, proceeded
with an escort consisting of 30 bluejackets under Lieutenant Carr of
H. M. S. " Lapwing to overtake the Persian expedition. On the 26th
December Gao was reached, a village at the entrance of the hills. Here
the despatch box of the late Mr. Graves was found, two hamlets were
burned, and a trifling night attack by Karwanis was repulsed without
any loss to the force. On the following day the Persians commenced
destroying the date plantations of Gao; but, a message having been recei
ved from Sa^d Khan,son of Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Husain Khan of Gaih, to the effect that
he would deliver up the actual criminals within a month, ths Darya Baigi
decided on the advice of Colonel Meade to suspend the infliction of further
damage. Sa^id Khan^s promise was not, however, redeemed. Colonel
Meade, accompanied by Major Fagan, left Galag on the Slet December
for Masqat, where important affairs required their immediate presence;
but Mr. Campbell remained in camp upon the Rapch river, a small party
of British bluejackets and some sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. of the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. Battalion
being left for his protection. The country had, from the commencement
of the operations, been deserted by its inhabitants, who retired into tbe
broken waterless hills to the northward ; but the Persian force continued
in touch with them, and in January 1898 a skirmish took place in wbicb
the Darya Baigi was wounded, losing the tips of two fingers.
In the meantime disturbances had broken out within a short distance
of Chahbar ; and on the 9th January 1898, a detachment of 1^ r ^ es
of the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. Battalion was despatched from India. ^
arrival 40 were posted at Chahbar and 40 at Jashk under Native Officers,
while the remainder under Captain Creagh and Lieutenant Waller ^ eie
employed to strengthen Mr. CampbelFs camp on the Rapch*

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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' [‎2196] (713/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 December 2023]

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