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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎44] (55/1262)

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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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(i) Wahhabi raid on Sur, 1865, and damage ^inflicted on Hindu
(n) Direct action by British Government against the Wahhabis at
Qatif and Damman and against the Jannabah of Suiv,
1865-1866 .
(m) Settlement in 1866 between the British and the Wahhabis .
E. Assassination in 1866 of Thuwaini by his son Salim s
{Continued in Period IX, heading A.)
F. Foreign relations of ^Oman^ 1856-66
{Continued in Period IX, headings B and B.)
(i) Relations with Britain . . , , ,
(a) Telegraph treaties, 1864 and 1865 ....
(b) British 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. posted to Gwadar in
(if) The Anglo-French declaration of 1862 to respect the independence
of Masqat and Zanzibar. The Indian Government not aware of
its existence until 1871 .......
{Hi) Eelations with Persia , . , . .
{a) Persian claims in 1864 to Gwadar and Chabbar
R exgn of S aiyiu S alim-bin- T huwaini, 1866-1868
A. General insecurity on accession of Salim, 1866
{Continued in heading C below.)
{i) Removal from Masqat of all British subjects
B. Relation with Britain, 1866-1868
{Continued in Period X ) heading D.)
(i) Overtures from Salim for recognition, April 1866
(n) British subjects permitted to return
{Hi) Recognition accorded, September 1866
(<#) 00 00^1867 f Br . itiSh ^ re3 *e defined by Order in
C. Rebellions of Saiyid Turki and Hamad-bin-Salim, 1837-
{Continued in heading p below )
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{n) Rebellion of Hamad-bin-Salim, 1867
!)• Relations of Persia
* • • •
• • • §
{Continued in Period XI, heading I.)
( ' :) Te ™bbtr automaticall y i» 1866 of the 1856 lease of Bandar
(«) British^ intervention and renewal of the
lease on 4th August

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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' [‎44] (55/1262), 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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