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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2289] (806/1262)

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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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rities on the pearl fisheries of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
Arahian side (eoncld.) and
province or
Particulars of taxation.
Average total proceeds of taxation
per annum, and distribution
of the same.
All ports.
Half a Turkish Lirah is
levied on each pearl boat,
irrespective of size, at the
beginning of the season.
The proceeds, amounting
to about £75 sterling per
annum, go to the Turkish
Kuwait Town.
The value of a diver's share
of the profits is levied, in
cash, upon each boat at
the end of the season.
The revenue obtained, which
fluctuates from season to
season and has been
variously estimated at
$20,000 to $60,000 a year,
is taken by the Shaikh of
Fersian side.
Port or ports.
N5b taxes,
and when
Tariz taxes, and
when taken.
in rapees.
Not ascer
$5 per diver and
$4 per hauler of
local operative
in large and ire-
dium boats and
$2 per head of
local operatives
in snnall boats
taken in spring.
B euabkb.
The Zabit of the
island receives
from the vendor
one-fourth of
the price of
every pearl at
the time of sale,
besides which he
recovers from
the purchaser a
sum equal to 15
per cent, of the
value of the
pearl.* He also
obtains all the
shells from the
operatives with
out payment.
The whole pro
ceeds are taken
by the Khan of
Hayat Davud.
The revenue has
hitherto general
ly been taken
by the Harami
Shaikh of 'Asanl.
*See also statement on page
2235 from a different source.

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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' [‎2289] (806/1262), 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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