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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2372] (889/1262)

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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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ordinary character, but pointed to the existence of a correspondence
between the writer The lowest of the four classes into which East India Company civil servants were divided. A Writer’s duties originally consisted mostly of copying documents and book-keeping. and 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. Sir Nauroz Khan, Naushirwani.
Subsequent After the travels above described in India Saiyid Hasan appears to
proeeodings settled down at Quetta ; and Saiyid 'Abdus Salam at Haidarabad in
H-fra fcDakkh..,
'Abdus Salam Saiyid Hasan in 1904 succeeded in obtaining permission to visit
in India. Kabul from the Amir Habib Ullah Khan and left India for the Afghan
capital on the 6th of December in that year; in 1908 he was believed to
be still at Kabul. In 1907 Saiyid Muhammad, son of Saiyid Ahmad and
(?) nephew of the Naqib, went to Jalalabad in Afghanistan and thence
returned to Baghdad intending to fetch the mother and sister of Saiyid
Saiyid ^bdus Salam on his part opened relations with the
Nawwab of Dir on the North-Western Frontier of India, who from
time to time made him presents in money, aggregating, it is believed,
about Rs. 10,000, and also sent offerings to the shrine at Baghdad
through the Turkish Consul-General at Bombay. Subsequently the
Nawwab of Dir proposed to give one of his daughters in inarriage to
Saiyid ''Abdus Salam, but it was apparently arranged that the Nawwab
should first pay a visit to the Naqib at Baghdad, where it was suggested
that he should build himself a house and acquire a graveyard for the
burial of Pathans dying at Baghdad. In December 1904) Saiyid ^Abdus
Salam arrived at Peshawar, apparently for the purpose of conducting the
Nawwab to Baghdad; but the sudden death of that ruler put an end
to the scheme. Nothing has been heard since of the proposed matri
monial alliance; and the present Nawwab does not appear to have the
same personal regard as his father for the members of the Naqib s
family. In 1908 Saiyid ''Abdus Salam was reported to be at Quetta.
The journeys of these individuals in India have been ostensibly
begging tours ; but it is believed that they have also conduced to intri
gues of a political tendency ; and more than once reason was found tor
suspecting that ; Abdul Hamid, Sultan of Turkey, utilised the Naqib o
Baghdad as a medium of communication with the Amir of Afghanistan.
The Naqib of Basrah.
Position and At Basrah also, in Turkish ^Iraq, there is a Sanni Naqib ^
property of religious influence is small as compared with that of the Naqi
the Naqib of Baghdad, and his importance depends chiefly on his wealth and 011
employment of himself and his family by the Turks in political ni a ..
The usual residence of the Basrah Naqib is at Sabiliyat on the Sna
''Arab, but he has also a large residence at Basrah town and a . c0 ?. ra j
house at Rafidhiyah near Zubair. Besides these he owns agricu
estates at Nahr ''Umr, Jazirat-al-^Ain, Muhaijaran, Yusifan, n | ; g
Kut-ash-Shaikh, Nahr Khos, Abu Ibgai^ and other places on the ,
of the Shatt-al-'Arab, and possesses property on the island ^ " a

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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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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' [‎2372] (889/1262), 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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