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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2284] (801/1262)

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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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Principality, province,
or district.
Nob taxes, and when taken ;
also miscellaneous taxes.
Taraz taxes, and
when taken.
Sbarjah Princi
2 bags of rice t per boat,
in spring ; also a
Shdfah J every second or
third year.
Rs. 6 per operative,
in spring.
4, 3 and 2 bags of rice per
large, medium and small
boat § respectively, in
spring ; also a Shdfah of
about Es. 1,000 every
second or third year.
|10 per Qalfcab, H
in spring.
1, 2 and 3 bags of rice per
small, medium and large
boat respectively in
spring ; also $200 at the
beginning of the season,
for home defence.
$2 per operatiTe
employed on a
boat belonging to
another port.
Es. 20 and 2 bags of rice
per large, and Es. 10
and 1 bag of rice per
small boat, in spring;
also 1 hauler's share %
per boat, in autumn.
$6 per direr and ^
per hauler, m
Sharjah Princi
pality .
'Ajman Princi
'Ajman Town.
1 hauler's share per boat,
in autumn.
$1 per diver as f< Nob-an-
Nasara"** in spring;also
a Shdfah of about
Es. 2,000 every second
or third year.
Es. 6 per Qaltah, m
# Exemptions are chiefly in ^ avo . ur , o: E J^L this
t A bag of rice. s takenm
4, onoiau vj* ^ g to
§ A large boat is one carrying 12 or more divers, a medium boat oneJ^'T 1 ^^ oDe
Calculation and enquiry sbow that a hauler's share comes, on the average*
and his family. . _ j ggbers
^ ** About 20 years ago an Aden Sambuk was plunderedby 'A ]man p
Political Eesident, the Shaikh of 'Ajman imposed a special fine on tbe p ea
Nasara cjjj means " the Christians * Ndb/*

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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' [‎2284] (801/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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