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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎63] (74/1262)

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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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F rom 1893.
1907 824
A. General history, 1893-1907 . 824.
{%) Administrative position in Qatar in 1905 ..... 825
(u) Assassination of Shaikh Ahmad, brother of Shaikh Jasim and its
results ..... ..... 826
B. British relations^ 1893-1907 827
($) Question of the status of Qatar^ 1893 ..... 827
{%%) Question of British war vessels at Dohah and British liberty of
action in Qatar, 1893 ....... 827
(m) His Majesty^ Government observed that there was no sufficient
reason for allowing!Turkish pretensions to * # # pre
vent Government of India making such treaties with Chiefs of
Qatar as might be considered advisable ..... 828
(iv) Attempted invasion of Bahrain from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. with the countenance
of the Turks, 1895 828
(v) Question of Turkish sanitary post in Qatar, 1897 . . . 828
(m) Question of the renewal of treaty relations between Great Britain
and the Al Thani Shaikhs, 1898-1899 ..... 828
{a) Definite overtures by Shaikh Ahmad in 1898 and 1902 . 829
{vii) Attempts by the Turks to appoint officials at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , Wakrah,
and ^Odaid, 1902-1904 ..... . . 830
{viii) Piracies on the Qatar coast, 1893-1906 ..... 831
{a) Orders of Government in regard to piracies. All cases to
be reported to them before action is taken, February
1907 833
{ix) Visits by British officers to Qatar, 1899-1906 .... 834
C. Helations with Najd^ 1893-1907 835
{i) Relations of Shaikh Jasim with Ibn llashid. Amir of Jabal
Shammar and Hail ........ 835
(it) Relations of Shaikh Jasim and Ahmad with Ibn-Sa^ud, the
Wahhabi Amir of Riyadh . . , , . . , 835
tROM 1893.
Prom the expulsion op the Portuguese ekom
Bahrain in 1602 to the expulsion oe the
Persians in 1783 .836
A. Expulsion of the Portuguese from Bahrain by the Persians
in 1602 - 836
(0 P ersian occupation of uncertain duration 836
pblluod 1.

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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' [‎63] (74/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 1 December 2023]

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