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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2643] (1160/1262)

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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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Visit to Lingeh, 24tli to 25th November.
Lingeh was reached on the evening of the same day, the 24th of at
November, the " Lawrence^ and " Sphinx " being rejoined at this point Xangeh-
by the East Indies squadron, which had parted from them at Hanjam. In
the evening the town and the Persian war-vessel Persepolis were
brilliantly illuminated, and the Viceroy entertained the Governor of the
Gulf Ports and his brother, the Mujir-us-Saltaneh, Deputy Governor of
Lingeh, at a dinner on board the " Hardinge. 33
After dinner Lord Curzon proposed the health of the Shah in these
I rise to propose the health of His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia. IVo
days ago, when we touched at the first port in His Majesty s dominions, I had the
honour of being received by our guest of this evening, the Salar-i-Mu azzam.
Governor of the Gulf Ports, who had been specially deputed by his royal master
to greet me, and to whom it is my pleasant privilege to return the comphment thiB
evening. A few days hence, when we arrive at Bushehi^ I undeistand that I am
further to be welcomed by one of the most distinguished of I er^ian 8 . . ,
the A'la-ud-Dauleh, Governor-General of Fars, who has ^ been specially commissioned
by the Shah for that purpose. I desire to return my sincere thanks for the
ment thus conveyed to me, and to the Government which I represent, by Imperial
Majesty. There is not one of us who does not feel 'a peculwr pleasure m touching
upon Persian soil. For many centuries the British Persian people We b
connected together by the closest ties of friendship and esteem. . ® et 3nol interest
Persia in particular there exist very intimate relations of po i i , '
and trade. We hope that the friendship that has thus endured for sofongmay con
tinne to grow, and that nothing may ever happen to disturb for
warmest wishes for the integrity and welfare of His llajes ,1 s u f m ost pleasure
the health and long rule of their illustrious Sovereign. ^ 18 w,th J* e " u* resent
that I entertain his representative this evening, and t a
company to drink to the health of His Imperial Majesty the Shah.
The toast having been warmly received, the G overnOT ™! e and P r0 P°® e ^
the health of the King of England. He said that the Shah and eve y
Persian cordially appreciated the great honour paid to Persiaby the v s t
of so distinffuisbed a representative of the British Empire. The Viceioy s
visit could not fail to strengthen and increase thefnendship ^d —
relations which had existed for centuries between the ^
was held by all as a mark of the continued interest which Great Butain
took in Persia and her prosperity. . ,, ,
Next morning, the 25th of November the Bvitish ^^er called
informally on the Deputy Governor at his house, a nd a largep
S e < i H r dillge " ^sfaHntecuring the' pumslmcnt of a Persian Colonel
charge of the quarantine arrangements at Lingeh. ihe same atternoo
3 p.m . the squadron left Lingeh for Bahrain.
Visit to Bahrain, 26th and 27th November.
■i i -iTYWfio'p arrived off Bahrain at 8 Amval m
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ceedings at

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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' [‎2643] (1160/1262), 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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