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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎459] (602/1782)

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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Relations of Saiyid Sa 'id with Persia after 1829.
The connections of Sa'id with Persia during the later part of his
reiori were at first not unsatisfactory ; but towards the end his influence
and position in that country were suddenly and irretrievably destroyed.
In 1880 and 1831, contentions again prevailing at Bushehr between
Shaikh 'Abdur Rasul and Timur Mirza, Saiyid Sa'ld was much inclined
to send ships to the assistance of the latter, who was his brother-
in-law; but he finally allowed himself to be dissuaded by the
Resident at Bushehr and by the Governor of Bombay from embroil
ing himself in the internal affairs of Persia. In 1839, conceiving
himself to be insulted by the murder—at the hands of a rival chief— of
Jamal Khan, a candidate for the Governorship of Bushehr whom he had
employed as his agent in arranging a fresh matrimonial alliance
between himself and the royal family of Persia, Sa^id was disposed to
adopt extreme measures against the port of Bushehr; but eventually,
under British advice, he contented himself with making a respectful refer
ence to the Shah, and received in reply au assurance that the murderer
should be suitably punished. In 1840 Saiyid Sa^id visited Hormuz and
Qishm on a tour of inspection.
In 1845 and 1846 the relations of Saiyid Sa^id with Persia were
again strained. The trouble originated in the ill-treatment of a Masqat
merchant at Bushehr and in the seizure at that place of some chests of
indigo which were the property of Muhammad-bin-Salim, the nephew
of Sa'id; and it was shortly aggravated by the advance, under instruc
tions from the Governor-General of Pars, of a Persian army against
the Saiyid^s fief of Bandar 'Abbas, where an attempt was made to
extort a large payment from Saif-bin-Nabhan, the "Omani Governor.
Saiyid Sa'id, being superior to the Persians at sea, was inclined to
retaliate by blockading or even attacking Bushehr, and the Persian
authorities were considerably alarmed by his attitude, especially Shaikh
Nasir of Bushehr who feared the loss of Kharag Island; nevertheless
they continued to temporise, and eventually M inab, one of the chief
places in the Saiyid's rented possessions, was invested by a Persian force
under Fazal J Ali Khan, Governor of Kirman. Saif-bin-Nabhan would
at this junctuie have declared a blockade of the Persian coast in his
master's name, but a stringent prohibition by the British Resident
at Bushehr deferred him, and he resorted instead to payments, or
Renewed
friction be
tween Saiyid
Sa'id and the
Persians at
Btisliehr,
1830-31,
1839, and
1845-48.
Second at
tempt by
Persia to
resume the
Bandar 'Ab
bas fief, 1846-
48.

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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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