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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎68] (79/1262)

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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 v.
period vi.
FROM 1869,
B. British action
(i) Muhammad-bin-KhalifaB, Is T asir-bin-Ahmad, and Muhammad bin
'Abdullah captured and deported to India, 1869 .
(w) Shaikh 'Isa-bin 'Ali installed as Shaikh, 1869 . . , •
C. Connection of the Wahhabis with the invasion
D. Connection of Persia with the invasion . . . .
(i) Views of Indian Government in regard to our policy in the Gulf .
E. Connection of Turkey with the invasion
(i) Turkey informed Britain could not recognise Turkish claim to the
sovereignty of Bahrain
peom 1869.
Etjle of 'Isa-bin-'Ali, phom 1869 ....
A. Affairs arising out of the Turkish annexation of Hasa,
1871-1873 . •
(i) Desire on the part of the Turks to lay claim to all districts over
which the Wahhabi had at any time exercised even transient sway .
(u) Turkish aggression checked, 1871-1872 .....
B. General History of Bahrain^ 1871-1895 ....
("0 Threatened invasion of Bahrain in 1874 by Nasir-bin-Mubarak
(n) Question of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and other Bahrain possessions in Qatar. Claim
to sovereignty by Shaikh of Bahrain over possessions on main
land discouraged by British Government .
(in) Fall of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and migration of the Na'im to Bahrain
(w) Piracies by the Bani Hajir from Hasa, 1878-1879
(v) Preparation by Nasir-bin-Mubarak, now head of the Al 'Abdullah
branch of the ruling family of Bahrain, for an attack on Bahrain,
1880, and action by British. Warning given to Shaikh Jasim of
Dohah and the Wali of Baghdad .....
(vi) Death of the ex-Shaikh Muhammad-bin-Khalifah at Makkahin
(vii) Rumours of renewed intentions of Nasir-bin-Mubarak to attack
Bahrain, 1892 and 1894 and British warnings given .
C. Relations of Bahrain with Turkey, 1871-1895
{Continued in heading I helow.)
(») Various protests by Turks against supposed British action in
(n) Proposed Turkish lighthouse and coal depot in Bahrain, 1875 and
(m) B^rad^tion^of criminals and debtors between Hasa and Bahrain,
(w) Turkish sovereignty over Bahrain proclaimed at Qatif, 1893, and
-Dntisn protest . f i J
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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' [‎68] (79/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 July 2024]

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