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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎69] (80/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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(v) Transhipment of Turkish troops in Bahrain waters prohibited by
the British Government, 1893 . . . .
(vi) Political status of Bahrain subjects in Turkey, 1890-1894 .
(a) Turkey informed that Bahrain was under British pro
tection, 1892
D. Eelations of Bahrain with Persia, 1871-1895
{Continued in heading J lelow.)
{%) Persian claims to Bahrain and Persian intrigues, 1886-1887 .
E. British relations with Bahrain^ 1871-1895 ....
{Continued in heading Q- heloiv.)
{i) British censure of a political murder by the Shaikh, 1877 .
(n) First " Exclusive Agreement" with Shaikh of Bahrain, 22nd De
cember 1880 .......
(m) Pinal " Exclusive Agreement,^ 13th March 1892
T. Attempted invasion of Bahrain from Qatar, 1895-1896
{i) Formation of a hostile Al-Bin-'Ali settlement at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , 1895
(n) Muster of Turkish and Qatari forces at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
{in) Destruction by British of the hostile fleet, 1895 . . ,
{iv) Protest by the Turks who were informed that Britain could not
admit the coast on which Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. was situated to be part of the
Ottoman Empire ........
G. General history of Bahrain and British policy, 1895-1904
{Continued in heading ISf helow.)
{i) Shaikh Hamad recognised as heir-apparent, 12th February 1901
{ii)\ Differences between Shaikh ^Isa and his nephew ^Ali-bin-Ahmed
1899 .........
(m) Question of the reform of the customs, 1899-1903
{a) Shaikh raises duty from 4 to 5 per cent., 1899
{iv) British political representation °, . . . ,
{a) European officer appointed, February 1900 .
(J) Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. appointed, 1904
{v) Protection of British subjects ......
{a) Fracis, Times and Co. Arms case, 1899
{vi) Experimental office opened by Imperial Bank of Persia, June 1900
{vii) Landing stage constructed by Shaikh, 1904
{viii) Asphalt deposit near Jabal-ad-Dukhan, 1904 .
{ix) Victoria Hospital opened, 1905 .....
H. Internal History of Bahrain, 1895-1904
I. Relations of Bahrain with Turkey, 1895-1964
{Continued in heading O {ii) helow.)
(i) Constantinople Board of Health propose a sanitary post in
Bahrain, 1^97 .
(n) Turkish Government request application to them for an Ottoman
exequatur for the recently appointed " British Vice-Consul ^
at Bahrain, 1898 . .
FROM 1869,

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, 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 appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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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. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎69] (80/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 March 2024]

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