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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎610] (753/1782)

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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AbortiTe
attempt# of
'Abdul 'Ajsia
upon Cliah-
bar, 1871.
Seizure of
Chahbar by
'Abdul 'Aziz,
January
1872.
Expulsion of
Abdul 'Aziz
from Chabbilt
by the Per
sians, Feb
ruary 1872.
to exclude that chief from the Ohahbar fort. Din Muhammad on
becoming aware of these orders established himself in *.he fort and
professing 1 to hold it in Saiyid Turki's interest, requested Tcrki's per
mission to resist the demands of 'Abdul ^Aziz by force if necessary ; and
a little later Muhammad 'Ali, chief of Bahu, whose help had been
solicited by 'Abdul 'Aziz, also wrote offering his services to Saiyid
Tnrki. These proposals, which by the advice of the British political
officers were declined, induced Saiyid Turki to seek the aid of the
British Government in expelling 'Abdul 'Aziz from Gwadar and
Chahbar: the meagre results of his application have already been
mentioned above.
In the meantime 'Abdul 'Aziz did not desist from his efforts to
capture Chahbar. In September 1871 he started by land for that place
with a following of 150 of the Rind tribe and others ; but the chief of
Bahu, whose attitude has already been described, induced him on this
occasion to return to Gwadar. In October, having received promises
of assistance from Husain Khan, chief of Gaih, 'Abdul 'Aziz again
took the route for Chahbar, this time with a few companions only ;
but once more he was obliged to fall back on Gwadar without having
accomplished anything. About the same time Saiyid Tnrki sent the
former Wali of the place, Rashid-bin-Hamad, to Chahbar on a special
mission ; but the envoy failed in his object, of which the precise nature
is not known, and returned to Masqat in the following month.
At length, on the 15th of January 1872, Saiyid 'Abdul 'Aziz left
his headquarters on pretext of a shooting excursion in the interior;
after placing a few miles between himself and Gwadar he embarked in
a Dangi; and shortly after he arrived at Chahbar, where the fort, held
only by two or three men under Aghi, a son of Din Muhammad, fell
into his hands without resistance. The fact that the boat on which
Abdul 'Aziz sailed for Chahbar belonged to Sohar and brought letters
from the chief of that place lent colour to a supposition that the
coup had been instigated, or at least suggested, by Ibrahim-bin-Q.ais.
, Abdul 'Aziz was not destined, however, long to enjoy the fruits
of this venture. With Din Muhammad he concluded an arrangement by
which he was to remain in undisturbed possession of Chahbar while the
matter was referred to Saiyid Turki; but Sartip Ibrahim Khan, the Persian
Governor of Bampur, was less accommodating. Early in February 'Abdul
Aziz leceived a letter from the Sartip stating that Chahbar belonged to
Persia, and desiring him personally, in case he desired Persian recognition,
to wait on the Sartip at Qasrkand for the purpose of entering into the
necessary arrangements. It is worthy of remark that the Vakil-ul-
Mmk, Persian Governor-General of Kirm an, was also at Qasrkand at
this time. 'Abdul 'Aziz consulted Captain Miles, the Assistant
outical Agent at Gwadar, who had meanwhile been authorised by
the Government of Bombay to inform Ibrahim Khan that Chahbar
iad always been regarded by the Government of India as belonging to
Masqat,and that its status was not affected by the determination of the
, erso-Kalat boundary; and, at the suggestion of Captain Miles, > Abdul
Aziz solicited the orders of Saiyid Turki. Before a reply could be received
iom- Masqat, however, the Persians had arrived in the neighbourhood ;
and a request for advice was telegraphed by 'Abdul 'Aziz to Colonel

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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)
Arrangement

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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