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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎616] (759/1782)

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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Attempted
settlement of
the Uind
diffcultv.
1884.
616
object of the attack was undoubtedly plunder; but the excuse alleged
by the Kinds themselves was the Gwadar affair of 1879, and it is not
improbable ihat a desire to embarrass the Sultan may have been amonfr
the motives of the crime. The J amadar was released after a few davs
but stores of considerable value remained unrecovered, and the Rinds
were said to have renewed their threats of a feud against the British
and J Omani Governments. Major Mockler, who had an intimate know
ledge of Gwadar, acquired during his service there as Assistant Political
Agent, was deputed from Basrah to examine into the situation • and after
local inquiry he arrived at the conclusion that, while there w'as no dan
ger of a feud, the time had come for the coercion of the Rinds bv the
tioops of the Khan of Kalat, assisted, if necessary, by the British Govern
ment. As a measure of precaution, however, an escort consisting of a
J amadar and six camel-riders was provided for the protection of the
inspector of the telegraph-lme between Gwadar and Chahbar : and the sale
of gunpowder and similar articles to Rinds was prohibited at Gwadar
by order of the Wall.
A tour by the Agent to the Governor-General in Baluchistan in some
o the outlying portions of his charge had been for some time in contempla-
- 1011 ; and m July 1883 Sir Robert Siandeman was authorised to visit with
a military escort, during the ensuing cold weather, the tracts of Panicmr
Kaij, and Southern Baluchistan. A part of his mission, as defined
his mstructmns from the Government of India, was to enquire into, and
so far as possible settle, the questions pending with the Rinds at Gwadar ■
and it was arranged that Major Mockler, on account of his local
penence, should be associated with him in the task. The Rinds were
bein V° lici ^ d i 0 l 3rofe . ss fiance to Persia, but there
tial 0 , uu ^ le ^ rom cause, and a more substan-
clmracter nf X ^ f" 7 0f a settle ^nt was the nominal
ovpr f h?« f f i • 0n 1 r0 as ^ et exerci sed by the Khan of Kalat
5th of kbT ^ dominions. Sir R. Sandeman reached Kaij on the
R^nds in f ' ai Wa f. met there Ma i or Mockler ' butthe
not a? L? f a su A m f f on s which had been addressed to them, did
Tump a in* ^ ^ tle ' uy at ^aij a move was made to
of bnn<'-iiio^ Iii West of .^d this had the effect
Sir R. Samleimn^nm • 16 i - a( ^ nien au( i their followers. At Tump
between Gwadar and a ^ or ^he disposal of 26 cases pending
and unsatisfactory, and some diffoin a "c Ut}l . Februa ry, were partial
R Sandeman and ai • m , ltnces of opinion arose between Sir
an a „r w :"tSS f ^ f", J 0f '
thev undertook fn 1 > -i i Rind chiefs m attendance, by which
to s^render evil-doers 01181 C01lduct of their trib^en and
xil wubuuanon with Mr. Ffineh Di
SubsequentbTthe^Wali^of^cf 1 ^ c]a ^ ni j S whicJl la >' against the'Rinds,
Wcl11 0± Gwadar, who seems to have had insufficient

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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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