'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (243/1782)
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.
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were still entertained by the Britifih at this time of advantage from the
Khan's protection, for, as was generally admitted, he was the only
person capable of maintaining any sort of order in the districts around
Bandar ^Abbas. , , < • ^ . , •
In 1753 the Agent fonnd himself obliged to retain the Company s ship
" Guardian " at Bandar 'Abbas for a considerable period, the reason
being that Nasir Khan was at the time bard pressed by an Arab con-
bination and in danger of being overthrown, in which c^e it m.ght have
been necessary to embark the Company's servants and goods. Nasir
Khan however, thongb a number of Persians joined with his Arab enemies,
succeeded in maintaining hie position as principal chief in the Garmsir or
" Hot Country," as his jurisdiction was called.
During 1754 the situation of Nasir Khan continued critical. He wm
repulsed in an attack on Kirman and was several times defeated by^the
Huwalah, with whom lie was compelled to make peace, while Mulla 'All
Shab, having become distrustful of his intentions, seized Hormuz and
stationed a ship there, but himself remained at Bandar 'Abbas with
another sliip, , ,
In 1755 a new factor appeared upon the scene in the person o a
lieutenant, named 'AH Khan, of the Vakil Karim Khan of Shiraz; this
officer twice defeated Nasir Khan in the field, ^ driving him into his
capital of Lar, and appointed tax-collectors to visit Minab and Bandar
'Abbas. Shehryari, the chief of Minab, sent these agents away unpaid;
but at Bandar 'Abbas, where they remained or some time, they were
perhaps more successful. Mulla 'Ali Shah was required by them to
supply " sundries " to the value of Rs. 4,000 for the Vakil; and it was
intimated to the English and Dutch Agents, but with what result does
not appear, that they were expected to send him handsome presents.
The advance on Shiraz towards the end of the year of Azad Khan,
Afghan, who had an understanding with Nasir Khan, compelled
Karim Khan to recall 'Ali Khan from Lar, but not till he had ravaged
that district "in a terrible manner". Meanwhile Mulla 'Ah Shah had
laid siege to Laft on the island of Qishm, the stronghold of Abdul
Shaikh, with whom he was at war, and the latter, who was 80 yeais ot
age, happening to die while the siege was still in progress, the place
surrendered. Thereupon Mulla 'AH Shah returned home in triumph with
the head of his deceased enemy ; and, on his arrival at Bandar 'Ahbils, he
levied a contribution of Rs. 3,000 on the " Multanny* and Banksally ^
merchants there for the purpose of rewarding the Arabs who had joined his
* Evidentlj "Multani," i.e., probably Sindis or Khojabs.
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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).
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- 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.
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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.
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