'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (244/1782)
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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eause. The result of 1ns operations seems to have been the expulsion of
the Bani MVin from Qishm.
In 1757 Naeir Klian invaded Shamil, but he had to return in haste to
Lar ; an attack on which by Karim Khan was apprehended. Mulla 'Ali
Shah still continued to withhold from Nasir Khan a sum of 1,000 Tumans
and two brass guns which he had often promised to give him; and in
this year, much to the indignation of the Khan, he placed himself beyond
the latter's reach by retiring to Hormuz and at the same time persuaded
a number of the chief inhabitants of Bandar 'Abbas to retire likewise to
At the beginning of 1758 Mulla 'Ali Shah was still at Hormuz;
Larak at this time also belonged to him; and he was strong in a
matrimonial alliance which existed between his family and that of the
Qasimi Shaikh of Has-al-Khaimah. In March of this year Dr. Ives
visited Bandar 'Abbas with a party of the Company's servants who were
on their way to Europe by way of Turkish 'Iraq ; and he mentions, in his
account of his journey, that the Khan of Lar had about 5,000 armed men
at his disposal and that he had lately defended his capital with success
against Karim Khan. A few days before Dr. Ives's arrival Nasir Khan,
on the complaints of the British and the Dutch, sent a force against a
petty chief near 'Isin who had interrupted the wool trade with Kirman,
and the robber was dislodged from his fort and about 70 of his men were
slam; but, unfortunately, a detachment of the Khan's force allowed
themselves to be surprised by a party of the enemy after their success,
and lost several killed. Among these last was the Khan's chief officer,
and the Surgeon of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was called in to attend the
wounded. At Bandar 'Abbas, at the time of Dr. Ives's visit, no
inhabitants remained except the dependants of the European Factories
and a few Hindu and Persian merchants. In June the fort of Shamll
was taken by an enemy of the Khan of Lar and that of 'Isin was
seized by a party sent by Mulla 'Ali Shah; and these two incidents,
both disagreeable to the Khan, were celebrated with firing of guns
and distribution of presents by Mulla 'Ali Shah, who remained
on Hormuz, and whose rashly defiant conduct occasioned general
surprise. Towards the end of the year Muhammad Vali Khan, a com
mander in Karim Khan's army, appeared in Lar and began to plunder
the country; he defeated Nasir Khan, killing his principal lieutenant, and
obliged him to fortify himself in the town of Lar; and so general was
the alarm caused by his presence that even Shehryari, the chief of Minab,
thought it time to levy a contribution of Es. 30,000 from his subjects
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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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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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