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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2278] (795/1262)

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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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HI. Table of the pearl banks —continued.
Position and extent.
E ema.EKS.
At an inlet ^ a mile
east of Kas-ash-Sha-
jar. This bank is J
a mile long and J of
a mile broad.
Depth of water is 2
to 5 fathoms. Ju
risdiction belongs
to the Khan of
Dashti, but it has
been delegated by
him to the Khan
of Jam who lives
in the interior.
From Nab and village
along the coast
south-eastwards till
it meets the Barku
Depth of water ^ a
fathom to 10
fathoms. Former
ly under the Hara-
mi Shaikh of
'Asalu; now under
the Tamimi
Continuous with the
last ; in the neigh
bourhood of Barku
Do., except that
depth of water is
2 to 4 fathoms.
Ras Ghurab
v 1 /' wh
Off the coast from
the east end of tbe
Barku hank to Kas
Depth of water
2 to 6 fathoms.
Under the Tamimi
Off the coast between
Ras Ghurah and
Ghaf village, ending
one mile west of
Off the coast from
Ghaf to Khuvadan
The depth of water
is 2 to 4 fathoms.
Under tbe Tamimi
From | a mile west
of Tibin village
westwards to Khu
vadan, at an average
distance of J of a
mile off shore.
Shaikh Shu'aib
All round Shaikh Shu'
alb Island, except off
Laz and Qurat.
Depth of water is 2
to P 10
Under the
Shaikh of Mug*"
At the south-eastern
end of Shatvar
Depth of wafer« 5
to 10 fathoms.

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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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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' [‎2278] (795/1262), 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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