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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎42] (53/1262)

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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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period vii.
Aggressions of the Wahhabis and Egyptians^ 1829-1856
{Continued in Period VIII, heading D.)
(i) Revival of Wahhabi influence • . ....
(ii) 'Oman ngrees to pay a tribute of $5,000 a year to the Wahhabis
(Hi) Oman threatened by Egypt, 1839-1840 ....
(a) British attitude.......
(iv) Wahhabi aggression renewed, 1845 .....
(v) Tribute increased from $5,000 to $12,000, 1853
J. Relations with Persia^ 1829-1856
{Continued in Period VIII, heading F?)
(t) Second attempt by Persia to resume the Bandar 'Abbas fief,
(i't) Renewal of the Bandar 'Abbas lease to Oman and unfavourable
terms ..........
(a) Edict of 1855 ........
{b) Treaty of 7th November 1856, general effect of which
was to transfer the 'Oman position at Bandar 'Abbas
from a basis of right to one of sufferance .
(c) New arrangement in favour of Sa'id and his sons only .
Relations with other native powers in the Gulf, 1829-
(i) Renewed designs of Saiyid Sa'id on Bahrain, 1839-1843
L. Relations with Britain, 1807-1856
{Continued in Period VIII, headings P and F.)
{%) Early preference of Saiyid Sa'id for a French alliance
{a) Treaties concluded with Prance in 1807 and 1808 and
French representation admitted to Masqat.
(}) Decline of French influence on capture in 1910 bv the
British of Mauritius and Reunion . .
(ii) British policy as regards assistance to be given to ruler 'Oman
m internal troubles and British view of obligations involved
by the treaties of 1798 and 1800. (See also page 466)
(a) British attitude during Wahhabi invasions and in opera!
tl(ms a g aillst tbe Qawasiin of Ras-al-Khaimah
(in) British expeditions against the Bani Bu 'Ali of fhp TVoi- *
district near Sur, 1820 and 1821 . . al1
(iv) British assistance tendered to Saivid Sa'irl • ' ' . '
1720-1856. , ^ various occasions,
( v ) Treaty of Commerce, 1839
(5) Slave trade treaties, 1812 and 1845 .
(c) Customs Agreement, 1846
(d)Gift to Britain of the Kuria Muria l'land s ' 1854 " "
{vt) British representation . . * *
(rt) British officers up to 1809
(h) Under supervision of Bflshehr "R^ ^ '
Officer till 1840 Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and no British

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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:

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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' [‎42] (53/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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