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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2279] (796/1262)

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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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jlJ, Table of the pearl hanks on the Persian side —continued.
Ras Mansuri
Position and extent.
At an average dis
tance of ^ of a mile
off shore, beginning
miles west of
Makahil and extend
ing 1 mile west
wards, with a
breadth of | of a
Close to shore, begin
ning at a point about
3 miles west of Chiru
and stretching west
wards for 1^ miles,
with a breadth of ^
of a mile.
Surrounds Hindarabi
Island as a belt J to
| a mile broad and
is interrupted at one
on the east
7 miles south and
slightly east of Hin
darabi Island.
^ a mile off Ohira
village, to the east
ward; this bank mea
sures only about 50
yards across.
About J of a mile off
shore, running from
about miles south-
west of Kalat to
wards Gurzeh for
1| miles; width |
to | a mile.
Begins south-west of
Gurzeh, and runs
towards Kalat, at
^ a mile off shore.
Surrounds the island
of Qais, except be
tween Halah and
Masheh, and in
places reaches to 1^
miles off shore.
Closely adjoins the
shore and extends
from the vicinity of
Gurzeh towards
Tavuneh village.
Also called Ras Ba-
zali Depth
of water is 2 to 4
fathoms. In the
jurisdiction of the
Hamadi Shaikh of
Depth of water is
about 4 fathoms.
Uuder the 'Obaldli
Shaikh of Chiru.
Depth of water is 1
to 10 fathoms.
Under the 'Obaidli
Shaikh of Chiru.
Depth of water is Iq
fathoms and less.
Depth of water is 4
to 6 fathoms.
Under the 'Obaidli
Shaikh of Chiru.
Depth of water is 3
to 5 fathoms.
Under the Hamadi
Shaikh of Mugam.
Depth of water is 2
to 11 fathoms.
Under the Al 'Ali
Shaikh of Charak.
Depth of water is
i a fathom to 6
fathoms. Partly
under l;lie Hamadi
Shaikh of Mugam
and partly under
the Shaikh of

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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' [‎2279] (796/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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