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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2648] (1165/1262)

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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 of the
Shaikh to
Departure of
the Viceroy.
tiord Cur-
zon's report
on hig visit
to Kuwait.
protection aftorded by the British Government. Mr. Dane, Foreign
Secretary, and Colonel Kemball, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian
Irult, were present at this interview.
Jh'om the " Hardmge ^ Shaikh Mubarak was taken by the Foreign
becretary on board H.M.S. "Hyacinth the flagship of Rear-AdmiraJ
Atkinson-Willes; this was the first time that the Shaikh had set foot on
deck of a man-of-war, and he was much interested in the ship and her
guns. After taking coffee in the Admiral's cabin, he left for the shore
under a salute of five guns.
• j 1 ' 8 ®T Cellcncy theVicero y left Kuwait at 10 P-M- the same evening
in the_ Lawrence", accompanied by the "Sphinx", for a visit of
inspection to Khor -"Abdullah and Khor Musa; but the remainder of the
squadron remamed at Kuwait until the morning of the 1st December. The
. of November was devoted by those who remained at Kuwait to the
exploration of the town and its environs; and Her Excellency Lady
launch 1 members 0f tlle sfcaff made a t0u1 ' of ba y in a ste am
In reporting the results of his tour to the Secretary of State, Lord
Curzon subsequently remarked, with reference to his visit to Kuwait : —
Here, as at Masqat, I found that the visit itself, quite apart from any fresh
promises or engagements, was regarded by the ruler as finally hindini; him to our cause
and as setting the seal npon the protection and overlordship of the British Power.
'f • r, ? e ^t in his private conversation with me the Shaikh, after stating
explicitly that he had severed all connection with the Turks, and that he repudiates
relations with any other power than the British, asked that he might receive from us
11 i'A "I 0 l. oii and an allowance. But these favours were evidently sought, as
ratification of a relationship regarded by the Shaikh as already in existence rather
than as vhe initial steps m a new and more defined regime.
Investigation of Khors 'Abdullah and Musa, 30th November
and 1st December.
,Ab - Tlle " Lawrence " and " Sphinx " entered Khor 'Abdullah early on
the morning of the 80th November, and masthead flags were lowered
at 6-30 a.m . in order to avoid the necessity of exchanging courtesies with
luikish posts in view of which it was necessary to pass, the existence of
which was not recognised by the British Government; the first of these was
the Ras-al-Qaid post on Bubiyan Island, where the Turkish flag was found
hoisted. The "Lawrence " and " Sphinx " arrived at 11 -30 a.m . at an
anchorage below the junction of Khors Zubair and Umm Qasr, the
Lawrence having touched slightly at the eastern end of Warbah
Island through shaving the spit too closely. The Umm Qasr fort, two
fl 160 mi i eS i taIlt \ was seen occu pied ; but no flag was visible on
e nagstaff there during the stay of the ships^ which lasted from 11-30
^ even i n ^ when the ships passed down Khor
Abdullah on their return to the open waters of the Gulf, the Turkish
flag was stiU floating over the post at Ras-al-Qaid. The entrance of
J^nor Musa was reached the same evening at 11-30 p.m.

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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' [‎2648] (1165/1262), 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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