'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (232/1782)
The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.
This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.
of African soldiers for equipping a Persian ketch upon which, at the
insistence of the A-dmiral, the British flag was hoisted. The operations
of the Admiral against the mutineers ended in a fiasco, and the
Company's servants at Bandar 'Abbas, apprehending the issue of
" some strange and severe ordersby the Shah, requested that the
guard of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. might be strengthened ; but it does not appear that
Nadir Shah took any steps to express resentment.
In 1743 the British Factory at Isfahan was re-opened, but the up- 1743
country trade was crushed by * " inland duties, " and the endeavours of
the Company's employes to obtain a Raqam for exemption from
these were not immediately successful. The Shah's minister at first
asked that the question might be dropped ; but, when hopes of a gratuity
were held out to him, he promised to use his best endeavours, adding
however that his efforts might fail, and that in such a case a public
application to the Shah at a cost of about Rs. 30,000 would become
necessary. It was apparently considered by the Agent that a sum of
700 or 800 Tumans would be well laid out in securing the desired
In 1744i the question of inland duties at Isfahan was settled by the
Shah, who decided that in future they should be paid by the British at
the same rates as by his own subjects. The Shah's officers took upon
themselves, besides bringing this order into force, to demand arrears of
inland duties, and the Company's representatives were compelled to pay
up under this name about 2,800 Tumans, of 'which it does not appear
that any portion was ever refunded.
Nadir Shah, whose capital after 1741 was at Mashhad, visited 1740
Isfahan early in 1746 ; and during his stay there, according to the Chief
and Council of Bandar 'Abbas, a he treated our Resident as civilly
" as could be expected from the tyrannical disposition he was in the
a time he was there, but we believe it was owing to the help of a
"present, amounting to shahees 70,169-9, which could not be avoided
" without running the risk of his resentment." Before leaving Isfahan
on an expedition—apparently his last—to Sistan, where a revolt had
broken out. Nadir Shah wrote to the Company's Agent at Bandar 'Abbas
requesting that a European physician might be sent to him; and the
Agent, learning that there was already a capable practitioner at or near
Isfahan, instructed the Resident there to make the necessary arrange-
* The nature of these duties is not clear ; if they were either Rahdari, Sad-yak or
Havoy, " they ought not, under the former privileges confinned by Nadir Shah, to
ha ve been demanded.
About this item
Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.
Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .
Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:
- 'Chapter I. General History of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
- Extent and format
- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.
- Physical characteristics
Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:
- Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
- Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
- Written in
- English in Latin script View the complete information for this record
Use and share this item
- Share this item
'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (232/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000021> [accessed 19 January 2019]
Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.
<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000021">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎89] (232/1782)</a> <a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000021"> <img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/IOR_L_PS_20_C91_1_0232.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" /> </a>
Copyright: How to use this content
- 'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'
- front, back, spine, edge, head, tail, front-i, i-r:iii-v, 1:130, 1:778, iv-r:iv-v, back-i, front-a, back-a, spine-a, edge-a, head-a, tail-a, front-a-i, v-r:v-v, 779:1098, 1131:1146, 1099:1130, 1147:1484, 1489:1496, 1485:1488, 1497:1624, vi-r:vi-v, back-a-i
- East India Company, the Board of Control, the India Office, or other British Government Department
- Usage terms
- Open Government Licence