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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2343] (860/1262)

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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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, • Bahrain at 200, as against 10,650 and 2,000 ordinary donkeys
311 lively in the same districts. The white donkeys of Bahrain attain
res P • 0 f 12/ to 13 hands, while the larger of the common sort
a Jefrom 10 to 12 hands. The donkeys of the Saluba,* in Central
Abia and Kuwait territory, are of exceptionally good quality, and by
iW means the owners are able to perform remarkable Journeys in the
i i j 11 the ; Oman Sultanate donkeys are plentiful in the hilly
wts'particularly in the districts of Western and Eastern Hajar and in
Dhahirali. The Bedouins of Trucial 'Oman, also, possess a number of
i l St ' In Central Arabia donkeys are fairly abundant; in J aba
Shammar, the northern part of that division, they are frequently white,
and axe used to a considerable extent for short journeys.
In Turkish 'Iraq donkevs exist in fair numbers and are of average
quality as also in 'Arabistan. In Persian Makran the donkeys, like the
other animals of the country, are ordinarily of small size.
The following estimates will serve to indicate roughly the extent to
whicli donkeys are kept
Haj at Davud
districts of the Persian Coast:
Dashtistan . #
Bandar 'Abbas .
j Bijaban • «
, 500
Donkeys in
Turkish 'Iraq
and Persia.
Horned cattle are found, more or less, m all the divisions of the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. region; but in most places there is nothing noteworthy
about their quality, and their size is generally small. In Arabia they
are kept chiefly for the sake of their milk and flesh; but in eisia y
ate also used as transport (especially among the Sagwand Lurs, whose
breed is small in size), for ploughing, and m some places to raise water
for irrigation purposes. The cattle of the Oman Su ana e aie very
frequently humped ; along the coast they are fed on fis re use,
up with date stones, date bags and other remnantB. n ^ a *
number of cattle possessed by settled villagers is small, but a good ma y
are owned by Bedouins. In Bahrain a local_breed exists to the number
of about 850 head, which are small m size but excellent milk givers,
these are all stall-fed, and butcher's meat m Bahrain is furnished by
stock specially imported from Persia. In the Hasa Oasis, it is esti
mated, there k on the average one cow per house among the v.llage
population. In Southern Najd cattle ofa small-hmbed humpedbreed
are fairlv abundant, especially m the Khar] distnc , T T ' . • . , t -
Najd, or Jabal Shammar, stock are few and poor. ^Tmdnsh 1 q
cattle are fairlv plentiful, the best being found m the n eighbourhood of
* Vide article " Salute " in the Geographical Volume, page 1669.

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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' [‎2343] (860/1262), 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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