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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2286] (803/1262)

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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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Table of the taxes levied annually by local autlio-
Principality, prorince,
or district.
Sharjah Prinoi-
Sharjah Town.
Dibai Principa- Dibai Town,
A.bu Dhabi Princi- Abu Dhabi Town,
Nob taxes, and when taken ;
also miscellaneous taxes.
Rs. 50 in cash and 1 bag
of rice per boat, in
1 bag of rice per boat, in
spring ; also 1 hauler's
share per boat and
Maba'ijah f in autumn.
There is also a Shofah of
about Rs. 8,000 every
two or three years and
an occasional Radhaf. J
Rs. 10 and 1 bag of rice
per boat, in spring.
1 bag of rice, ^4 as
Khanchiyah § and $1
as Riyal Sur |1 per 'Amil
boat, % and as Royal
Sur per medium sized
Khalawi (i .e., ordinary)
boat, in spring; also
1 hauler's share per
boat m autumn. Shdfah
has been levied twice in
the last 13 years, and on
the last occasion
amounted to Rs. 4,000.
1 hauler's share per large
or medium boat and 1
diver's share per small
boat, in autumn ; also
$100 royalty on every
pearl fished worth
Rs. 1,000 or more.
Commission is ahio
taken on the sale of
pearls at Dalmah Island,
and occasional Shdfahs
are raised there and at
Abu Dhabi Town.
TarSz taxes, and
when taken.
Rs. 4 per diver and
Rs. 3 per hauler,
$3 per diver and
$2 per hauler, in
$10 per Khalawi
(or ordinary) boat,
in spring; Rs- H
per Qaltah, on
'Amll boats only,
in spring; and 1
hauler's share per
boat, in autumn.
$21 per Qaltah, in
^ An Ami!
among the crew.
Riyal Sur
Exemptions are chiefly in favour of re ^ a 1 ^ n '
tMaba'ijab ^
JEadhaf is an emergency tw
§ Khanchiyah originally«
> r Jk) OT"the_ town wall^ ^
II myai our or "tne town wau
boat is one owned and fitted out by a capitalist who receives
A Khalawi is one organised on the usual principle 8 -

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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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