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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2659] (1176/1262)

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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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as tlie standard work on Persia in any language. We take this visit therefore to be
a signal proof that Your Excellency's interest in tlie country remains unabated ; and
if we may be allowed to say so, it gives us a special encourageinent in our endeavours
to maintain the pre-eminence of British, trade in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and south of
We should take this opportunity of expressing our high appreciation of the valued
assistance rendered to British interests and commerce by our esteemed Resident,
Colonel Kemball.
In conclusion, Your Excellency, whilst reiterating most respectfully lour welcome,
we trust that Your Excellency's tour in theae waters has been a pleasant one, and that
Your Lordship will carry back to India not unpleasing recollections of your visit.
We beg to subscribe ourselves on behalf of the British and British Indian Com^
munity of Bushehr. ^ «
Your Excellency s Humble bervants,
r E. Gentleman.
G. 0. Gunning.
G. A. L awes.
W. Van Lennep.
T. J. Malcolm.
H aji H abeeb A bdul G ani .
Members of the deputation.
Bushehe ;
The 4th Decemher 1903.
To this address Lord Curzon replied as follows
dentlemen I am very glad to see you here, and to receive your friendly address.
I im sorry to have been prevented from receiving you on shore, when I might have
heetT intr^uced to an eveu larger number of British res.deuts and merchants at to
'" T v T c L ot T e India oomiug to B^hehr in the year 190S, though he_ be the first
occupan^of i^t eosition^oji^t^ese^^wate^ dann^ isjerm oj ^ee.j ur
ZljUoncal successor of Sir ttuA
hundred years ago; and h, ,s the latest^h.^^ represent £n t kh and Indian
officers who have bee ^ 1? o corresponding commercial interests, in this
political interests, and a to J ^ t h e 8l lt Puliticial Agent as far back as
neighbourhood since the app ri "Uppn renresented here for as much half a
1812. Even th.n inte^ opened a fact , )ry at
century; since it was in 1763 ^ India was sufficient to Hccommoilate the
13u s hehr At thattime one vessel ^e^^fro^m ^ndiaj^sumci^^ and ^ i33
whole of Bntish trade. tbe i.nporis have increased from 135 lakhs One lakh is equal to one hundred thousand rupees , of
were British. In the last twenty y ^ r^ia fn 2014 lakhs One lakh is equal to one hundred thousand rupees in 1901, of which
which 117 5 were from Great Bn^i" an 5am e period the imports of tea trom India
1524 lakhs One lakh is equal to one hundred thousand rupees were bntish ^d lndian In the same p ^ kkh ^ TDe£e fignres
where the preponderance of trade lies
This history of UO ye.. "fe tell
foreign nation with th , ese ' f i d9h ip au d confidence ; it is a chapter of history
Governments and peoples of . 0 'O se . , , A w . th pnl j e . an d it imposes upon us obli-
^ron^wtHuslmpSle'that we should overlook, and which no Government, either
of Great Britain or India is likely to ^ connection. From here the
Bushehr is the he ^^ er mild co n trol 0 ver the waters of the Gulf, and over the
wlefupSofpS Bhor«. the results of I have enjoyed so many op^tum-

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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' [‎2659] (1176/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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