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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2201] (718/1262)

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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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bonds for payment given. A further settlement to the extent of
Rs. 3,002 was effected in the course of the year. The claim in the
Gwatar murder case was amon^ those rejected: that case seems to have
been an old one dating from 1898.
In April 1905 there was another conference at Chahbar, the Nazim 1905.
of Kalat Makran meeting there with the Zahir-us-Sultan, Governor of
Bampur, the Ittila'ud-Dauleh^ Karguzar of Muhammereh, and a special
Persian Mamur. The bill presented by the Nazim on this occasion was
for Rs. 5^557. At the conclusion of the proceedings cases to the value
of Rs. 37,262 still remained unsettled, but a further adjustment of
Rs. 3,513 was obtained after the conference.
British official matters in Persian Makran, 1896—1905»
At the end of 1898 it was decided to modify the system on which
payments had hitherto been made by the British authorities to local
chiefs in Persian Makran in consideration of their protecting the
telegraph line and rendering assistance to employes of the Indo-European
Telegraph Department. Minor cases of damage to the line and of theft
of property from members of the line establishment had become frequent
iii Gaih and Dashtyari; in the former district, moreover Mr. Graves, a
high local telegraph official, had been brutally murdered; and the Gaih
subsidy had^ceased to benefit the chief of the district, the Persian Govern
ment having virtually transferred it to themselves by adding its amount
to their revenue demand on Gaih,—a circumstance which sufficiently
explained the apathy now shown by the chief in telegraph matters.
The object of the new arrangements, introduced in 1899 with the
sanction of His Majesty^s Government and the concurrence of the Gov
ernment of India, was to ensure that the payments should benefit the
men of local influence on whom the protection of the telegraph line
really depended. In the Jashk and Bahu districts no change seems to
We been made; but the allowance of the chief of Gaih was redaced from
fts. 3,000 to Rs. 1,000 a year, the greater part of the Rs. ^,000 thus saved
being distributed among 9 minor chiefs of the district whose jurisdictions
^ere on the coast; and the Dashtyari allowance of Rs. 1,000 a year was
broken up, nearly half of it being similarly divided among minor chiefs.
^ agreement was signed by the new recipients in Gaih and Dashtyari,—
also it would seem by all former recipients except the chief of Gaih,
ments, 1898

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2201] (718/1262), 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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