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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎209] (352/1782)

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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family of Bushehr and by dissensions among the members of that
family, were exerting themselves, not entirely without success, to
obtain direct administrative control of the town of Bushehr and its
dependencies.
In September 1826 the Shaikh of Bushehr was captured at sea by the
Sultan of/Oman, who kept him a prisoner at Masqat until May 1827 ; and
during the Shaikh's detention a conflict took place among the members of
his family for the Governorship of Bushehr. An accidental consequence
of this broil was an insult to the British Resident, who had attempted to
mediate among the Shaikh's relations. The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. was withdrawn for
a short time from the town of Bushehrlto a'place in the neighbourhood ;
but, on reparation being promised by the Persian Governor of Fars, it was
immediately re-established; and in 1827 a Persian official was deputed by
the Shah from Tehran to inquire into and redress the grievances of the
British political representative.
About the end of 1828 Timur Mirza, a son of the Prince Governor of
Fars, was appointed Governor of Bushehr in supersession of the hereditary
Shaikh and called upon the Sultan of 'Oman, who had recently married his
sister, to help him in establishing his authority. In 1830 the Shaikh was
restored to his former position by the Persian Government, and Saijid
Sa'id had then to be restrained by the British authorities from affording
active assistance to Timur Mirza, who was apparently disposed to resist the
orders displacing him. In 1832, however, Kiza Quli Mirza, a brother
of Timur Mirza, was sent by his father to assume direct control of iBushehr;
and a naval demonstration subsequently made against the town by the
Qasimi Shaikh in the interests of the Shaikh of Bushehr was stultified by
the action of the British Resident, who compelled the Qawasim, by threats
of force, to withdraw. Early in 1833 the Persian princeling was obliged
to quit Bushehr by a rising against him, headed by one Jamal Khan of
Bushehr and the hereditary chiefs of Tangistan and Dashtistan ; but later
in the year, the insurrectionary combination having broken up, the royalists
repossessed themselves of the town without serious difficulty. The influence
of the British Resident was exerted, throughout this.contest, to prevent the
commission of excesses; and a practical appreciation of the value of British
support was shown by both sides,—by the Shaikh of Bushehr, who in 1828
made overtures for British protection, and by the Persian Governor of Fars,
who in 1832 advanced an absurd argument, with reference to the Qasimi
demonstration against Bushehr, that it was the duty of the British Govern
ment "under treaty with Persia" to protect the Persian Coast against
maritime attacks by whomsoever made.
to the British
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at
Bushehr, and
proceedings
of the Sultan
of 'Oman,
1826-32.

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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:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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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