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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2371] (888/1262)

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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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Saiyid 'Abdus Salam visited Quetta; and in September he made a
journey to Bahawalpur, but the Nawwab of Bahawalpur refused to see
him; from Bahawalpur he travelled hj Lahore to Rawalpindi. He
arrived at Rawalpindi at the beginning of October and thence made a
flying excursion to Murree, where he met Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Ayub Khan and
extracted from him Rs. 300. Immediately after this he joined his nephew
Saiyid Muhammad at Hasan Abdal, where the latter^ assisted by the
refugee Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, eldest son of the late
Afghan Amir, Sher "'Ali Khan, had been engaged in attempting to get
permission from the Amir 'Abdur Rahman for a visit to Kabul; the
Amir's answer, which arrived on the 25th of September, was unfavour
able. Later it transpired that the Amir suspected the Saiyid's relations
with his uncle the Naqib to be unsatisfactory, or at least that he found
this a convenient excuse for declining to receive him; apparently,
however, he sent him a present. On the 8th of October 1896 the two
Saiyids arrived at Peshawar together and were received with much
respect by a number of local Muhammadans. Saiyid Muhammad lodged
with Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim, and Saiyid 'Abdus Salam with
Ghulam Samdani, contractor. At Peshawar Saiyid Muhammad
had a meeting with Khawas Khan, Zakha Khel Malik of the
Khaibar, and was said to have asked him for Rs. 2,000; but the
astute Afridi only paid him Rs. 10 in cash and offered him a daughter
in marriage, 1 a proposal which Saiyid Muhammad evaded by repre
senting that he had already two wives. Saiyid ' Abdus Salam remained
at Peshawar for about a fortnight and then returned to Rawalpindi,
where he spent a month with Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Ayub Khan; towards the end
of November, on his way back to Karachi, he visited Dera Ismail
Khan, where large numbers of Afghan Powindas came out to meet him
and presented him with Rs. 700; but the Saiyid's health was at this
time delicate; and, finding the crowding of the devotees unpleasant,
ne shut himself up closely, during his stay, in the house where he
lodged. After further futile attempts to obtain an interview with the
Nawwab of Bahawalpur he finally left Karachi for Baghdad at some
time in December 1896. Meanwhile Saiyid Muhammad had not relaxed
nis efforts to induce the Amir to let him come to Kabul; but that ruler
was inexorable, and early in December the Saiyid quitted Peshawar for
Rawalpindi^ where he enjoyed the hospitality of Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Ayub Khan
for more than a month, and accepted at his departure a gift of Rs. 2,000.
In January 1897 Saiyid Muhammad visited Lahore, where he lived
tor three weeks with Nawwab Fat-h 'Ali Khan; engaged in a correspon
dence with the Bahawalpur State, which apparently had no result;
and obtained Rs. 200 from Muhammad 'Ali Khan, a son of the
^te Nawwab Nasir 'Ali Khan, besides various sums, it was believed,
Jjom others of the Lahore Nawwab fraternity. Before the middle of
ebruary 1897 Saiyid Muhammad reached Haidarabad in the Dakkhan,
^nere, on the 18th of September, he had a night interview lasting
1 1 ^ a.m , with His Highness the Nizam; but it seems doubtful,
nough he was entertained by the dignitaries of the state, whether he
I e 8 c ^ Ye d. rauch financial assistance at Haidarabad. Throughout 1897 and
Saiyid Muhammad remained at Haidarabad. In December 1897
ail d January 1898 letters were written by Saiyid 'Abdus Salam at
1 ad to a native of Kalat residing at Quetta; they were of an

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2371] (888/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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