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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2591] (1108/1262)

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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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Simultaneous Notification by the Shaikh of Kuwait.
Be it known to all who see this that, whereas it has become known
to us that the traffic in arms in British India and Persia is prohibited,
we have, therefore, decided to do all that lies in onr power to assist the
British and Persian Governments in putting a stop to this illegal traffic,
and we hereby declare that, from the date o£ this notification, the importa
tion of arms and ammunition into Kuwait and the territory under my
control, and the exportation of the same, are absolutely prohibited. All
arms and ammunition imported into any parts of Kuwait territory or
exported therefrom, in future, will be seized and confiscated.
. -j 24th day of Moharrum 1318.
Dated thlS 24th day of May 1900.
Seal o£
MAY 1906.
(Names of the headmen and grey beards of the southern ports from
Charbar to Sadich and the ports belonging to Sadich. Agreement
regarding harbours from Gwetter to Charbar is separate.)
Headmen of
Mir Abdoo.
Mir Shahsowar.
Mir Isa.
Mir Abyan.
Mir Dost.
Mir Gul Muhammad.
Mir Sahib Khan.
Mir Shero.
Mir Allohi.
Mir Eahim Khan.
Hot Sher Muhammad.
Hot Lallah.
Hot Bay an.
( 26th May 1906).
We, the abovenamed persons, were present this day at Karwan before
Sa 'ad-ud-Dowlab Governor of Persian Baluchistan, Captain
McConaffbey, Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Makran, and Mirza Mahmood
Khan Mudir of Customs, Charbar, and have received very strict orders
Galeg, Ballak, Eafch and Darak
Karwan . . . . •
Bir and Tank Bandar
Sorag and Sadich Bandar • .
Sirgan nnd Parag • • •
Khir and Gurdan Bandar . •
Dated 2nd Babi -ul-Akhir, 324

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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' [‎2591] (1108/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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