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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎62] (73/1262)

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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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(a) Turks v.ere accompanied by Shaikh of Kuwait ^ •
(ii) Shaikh Jasim -hin -Muhammad-hin-Tham appointed Qaim-Maqam of
Qatar by the Turks, 1876 . • • __ ^ -t
(m) Military garrison and steam launch stationed at Dohah by ^
Turks in 1888
{iv) Mudirs arrive for Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and 'Odaid, 1890
B. British relations with Qatar^ 1872-1893.
{Continued in Period III, heading B )
U)Question of political relations with Shaikh of Dohah and the Turks,
(ii) Turks decline to agree to a joint police of the seas, 1881
Uii) British Commanders empowered by British Government to act m
the territorial water of Turkey, 1881 . . . •
(iv) Shaikh Jasim gives a verbal promise to adhere to Agreement of
(v) British Indian traders expelled from Dohah, 1882
(vi) British naval action and Shaikh Jasim compelled to pay compensa
tion, 1882 ...
(vii) Protest in 1883 by the Turks and latter informed that Britain had
never admitted Turkish rights of suzerainty over Qatar .
(viii) Wanton attacks on British Indian traders, British action^taken, and
usual protests by Turks, 1887-1888 .....
(ix) Further correspondence between Britain and Turkey in regard to
latter's position at Qatar, 1889
C. Relations with Bahrain and affairs at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , 1872-1893
(i) Claims of Shaikh of Bahrain to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , 1873 ....
(ii) Shaikh of Bahrain's claims to Qatar disallowed by the Government
of India, 1875 .........
(m) Evacuation of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. by Shaikh of Bahrain, 1875 .
(iv) Destruction of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. by Shaikh Jasim, 1878 . . . t
(v) Rumours of Turkish intentions to rebuild Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , 1888-1891
D. Relations with Abu Dhabi and affairs at ; Odaid, 1872-1893
(i) Relations of the Turks with 'Odaid, 1871-1876 ....
(ii) 'Odaid claimed byTurks as a dependency of Qatar .and belonging to
Turkey, 1878 .........
(Hi) Return in 1880 of the Bani Yas to Abu Dhabi and hostilities
between latter and Shaikh Jasim of Dohah, 1880-1890 »
(iv) Prospect of Turkish and Central Arabian (i.e., by Ibn Rashid)
interference, 1888
(v) Turkish support of Shaikh of Dohah in the war, and the communi
cation addressed to Abu Dhabi, 1889 .....
E. Rising in Qatar against Turkish authority^ 1893
(Continued in Period III, heading A.)
(i) Defeat of a Turkish force near Dohah, 26th March 1893
(ii) Shaikh Jasini appeals to the British and asks to renew the agree
ment of 1868, or undertake same obligations as the Shaikhs of
Trucial 'Oman, 1893 .......
(Hi) Pinal settlement with the Turks, June 1893 ....

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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' [‎62] (73/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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