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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2198] (715/1262)

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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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after deposing 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, the rebellious chief of Gaih, in
favour of Mauladad Khan, who already governed Qasrkand^ proceeded
against the Karwanis. In April 1898 Malik Ghind, the principal assai
lant of Mr. Graves, was killed in resisting capture; another of the gang
was taken prisoner and subsequently executed at Jashk ; a third^ who
surrendered protesting his innocence, was sent in chains to Bushehr and
only two out of five ringleaders remained at large. Lutf "Ullah Baig
ultimately visited the Darya Baigi near the coast before the latter's
In acknowledgment of their services on the expedition, thus brought
to a close, the Darya Baigi received a presentation sword, and Lutf Ullah
Baig a presentation rifle, from the Government of India.
A claim for £5,000, to be paid as compensation to Mr. Graves'
widow, was preferred by the British Legation at Tehran early in 1898 j
but it was contested by the Persian Government. His Britannic
Majesty's Government founded their demand on the responsibility of
the Shah's Government, under treaty, for the safety of British telegraph
employes in Persia, and on the fact that Mr. Graves' murder was the
result of anarchy which the Persian Government, notwithstanding
remonstrances, had left unchecked during many months. The Persian
Government, on their part, objected that Mr. Graves was not their
servant but the servant of the British Government, and had therefore no
claim on them, and that the amount demanded was excessive. The
claim continued to be brought forward at intervals until 1903, but it was
not strongly pressed, and it ultimately remained unsatisfied. The
effectual punitive action taken by the Persian Government in the cas
inclined the British authorities to treat them with consideration.
State of In 1901-1902 the country near Chahbar was seriously disturbe
affairs near by the violence, already described, of Mir Mahmud of Dashtyan,
1901—1903. who had not then succeeded in establishing his title to be regarde
as chief of the district jointly with Mir 'Abdi. Mir Mahmu^
had once refused to accept a portion of the Dashtyari teleg ra P
subsidy; but he was, nevertheless, annoyed when he found
self altogether excluded from participation in it; and the wen
which he felt against the British Government was increased by
seizure at Chahbr, in August 1900, of 6 Martini-Henry carbines
he waslendeavouring import. In the end he openly declared ^
intention of harassing British interests to the utmost of his ability > a
in September 1901, in pursuance of his threat, he succeeded, 0
the Persian G overnment had enjoined their representative at Ba^P

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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' [‎2198] (715/1262), 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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