Skip to item: of 180
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer


This item is part of

The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. 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.


This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

BUSHIRE (Town)—For present entry substitute the following :
BtSHIRE (Town)— Lat. 28° 59' 7" (Stiffe ); Long. 50° 49' 24" (St. John).
This is the chief port of Persia; it is also the principal town on the eastern
side 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. , and the headquarters of the administrative division
known as the Gulf Ports. Its position on the Persian coast is about 190 miles
north by east of Manamah in Bahrain, 170 miles east by south of Kuwait
and 150 miles east-south-east of the mouth of the Shatt-al-’Arab.
On December 10th, 1856, Bushire surrendered to a British force which had
landed at Rishahr on December In March 1857, the main force proceeded
to Mohammerah, leaving 3,000 men to hold Bushire, which was occupied till
In January 1911 Saulat-ud-Dauleh came to Bushire, with a horde of
tribesmen to meet Nizam-us-Sultaneh, and as a consequence there was
much disorder in the town.
On April 8th, 1911, Mirza ’Ali Muhammad, Muvaqqar-ud-Dauleh arrived
m Bushire as Governor of the Gulf Ports, vice the Daria Begi. Muvaqqar
had been kcrguzor in Shiraz, where he was friendly to Quwam-ul-Mulk and
hostile to Saulat-ud-Dauleh.
In November 1911 the Bushire as well as all other anjumans
was abohshed. ' *
The year 1911 was marked by much unrest in the districts round Bushire
due chiefly to Nizam-us-Sultaneh’s attempts to recover revenue • and a more
serious state of affairs supervened when the 39th Central India Horse
landed at Bushire, in November 1911, on their way to Shiraz and Isfahan In
January 1912, consequent on the attack on the Central India Horse at
Kazarun, a detachment of about 250 Indian infantry was landed at Bushire
which in addition to a squadron of the 39th, remained at Bushire through
out 1912. The presence of these Indian troops at Bushire conduced to keep
ing the town^ free of disturbances during 1912, though the district was again
much disturbed and Zair Khidr of Tangistan actually blocked the road
within 12 miles of Bushire.
In April 1913 the headquarters of the Indian battalion on arms traffic
fluty 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. was moved from Jask to Bushire, bringing the
B ^ gth or!i? ^ about 5 companies. About the same time the squadron
ot the 39th Central India Horse was withdrawn to India.
Bushire is a compact town. The houses are of stone, and nearlv all
have an upper storey. There are only about 1,500 houses, but the popula
tion is dense and out of all proportion to the number of dwellings,
ihe ordinary budding material is a friable conglomerate of sand and shells.
J he town is divided into four wards, or mahallas, styled BehbehanI, Deb-
dasiiti, KhashhabI, and Kuti; besides these there are two small quarters
occupied oy Jews. At the northern end of the town is an open space called
Basidun, between which and the water’s edge is situated a block of buildings
containing the Imperial Customs House and the Persian Post Office.
The esplanade upon the seaward side runs at some height above the beach
and along it are some of the best edifices in Bushire. The furthest building
to the south is 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. , and a little beyond it is an ah-amban
-h or climate see under Bushire Peninsula,

About this item


The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.

The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.

Extent and format
1 volume (88 folios)

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 88; these numbers are printed or in pencil, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'CORRECTIONS TO GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME III' [‎32r] (65/180), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/143, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2019]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="">'CORRECTIONS TO GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME III' [&lrm;32r] (65/180)</a>
<a href="">
	<img src="!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it. in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image