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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎66] (77/1262)

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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 iii.
peetod iv.
D. Civil war in Bahrain and expulsion of^ 'Abdullah-bm
Ahmad from the chief ship, 1840-1843
(0 Breach between Shaikh 'Abdulla and his grand-nephew Shaikh
Muhammad, 1840-1842 .
(n) Expulsion of Shaikh Muhammad by Shaikh 'Abdullah, 1842
{in) Return of Shaikh Muhammad and expulsions by him of Shaikh
Abdullah who retires to Dammam, 1843
(iv) Incidents during the civil war affecting British interests
Rule op M uhammad- bin-Khalipah 3 1843-1868
A. Attempts by Shaikh ; Abdullah to regain the chief ship,
{%) Appeals for assistance by 'Abdulla to the Wahhabis, the Trucial
Shaikhs, the Shaikh' of Kuwait, and the British and Persian
authorities, 1843-1849 .......
(n) Shaikh 'Abdullah's death in 1849 ......
B. Relations of Bahrain with the Wahhabis, 1844-1849
{Continued in heading & below,)
{i) Hostilities between Shaikh of Bahrain and the Wahhabis 1845-1849
(n) Peace concluded, 1849. Wahhabi Amir agrees not to encourage the
e^-Shaikh 'Abdullah, and Shaikh of Bahrain promises an annual
tribute ..........
C. Relations of Bahrain with Persia, 1843-1849
{Continued in heading G helow,)
D. Relations of Bahrain with Turkey, 1843-1849
{Continued in heading Q below.)
ii) Turks for the first time in 1847 claim sovereignty over Bahrain
E. British relations with Bahrain, 1843-1849 ....
'(0 Slave trade treaty concluded, 8th May 1847
{ii) Proposal for a British protectorate over Bahrain considered and
rejected, 1847-1849, but it is decided that any attempts upon
Bahrain are to be resisted by a British naval force . .
F. Internal affairs, 1843-1849
{Continued in heading Q helow.)
(i) Arrival of the Dawasir in Bahrain, 1^45
{ii) Malcontent 'Atbi Colony on Qais Island, 1847-1849
G. General history of Bahrain and British policy, 1850-1868
(») Danger from Wahhabis and sons of the ex-Shaikh 'Abdullah arrested
by British intervention, X850-1852

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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' [‎66] (77/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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