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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎73] (84/1262)

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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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(n) Discussions between Porte and the Britisli Government
{a) Report of intended Turkish expedition by sea from 'Iraq
to Qatif to support the Amir' Abdullah in Central
Arabia and to establish Ottoman supremacy over
"Bahrain, Masqat and the independent tribes of
Southern Arabia " ......
(6) Porte gives assurances that its only intention is to restore
order in Nejd : .
(m) British policy jn the Gulf in connection with the Turkish ex
pedition . . . . • • • • •
{a) Bahrain and the Trucial Shaikhs warned to hold aloof .
{iv) Occupation by the Turks of the Qatif and Hasa Oasis, 1871
(a) Disembarkation at Has Tanurah, 26th May 1871 .
(&) Turks were assisted by Shaikh of Kuwait .
(c) Visit of Mid-hat Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. to Hasa, November 1871 .
(v) Proceedings of the Wahhabis .......
(vi) Negotiations between the Turks and Wahhabis, 1872
B. Internal administration,, 1874-1877 . . f .
(t) Installation by the Turks of a Shaikh of the Bani Khalid as
Mutasarrif ... , . . . .
(u) Rebellion against the Turks, its repression and creation of a separate
Basrah Wilayat including Hasa, 1775 .....
C. Serious outbreak of piracy upon the Hasa coast, 1878-
1880 ...
(i) Various piracies, 1878-1879 .......
(it) Local Turkish and British action, 1878-1881 ....
(m) Denial by Turks of the existence of piracy, 1881
D. Discussion as to Turkish jurisdiction and responsibility
on the coast of Hasa and orders as to British action in
future upon the saine ; 1878-1881
(0 Action by British vessels on the Hasa coast prohibited, 1879
(u) Pull liberty of action given to Commander of British ships in
Turkish waters, 1881 .
from 1878.
General History or Hasa teom 1878 .
A* Turkish Governors of Hasa, 1878-1907 . . . •
(■£) Hasa again incorporated in Baghdad Wilayat, 1880 . . •
(n) The Basrah districts^ including Hasa, finally made into a separate
Wilaydt, 1884 . . .
(in) Saiyyid Talib Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , son of the Naqib of Basrah was Mutasarrif
of Hasa from 1902-1905 . . . . . > •
(iv) Attempt by Turks to create an ocean port and at Darin, 1887
B. Political admiaistration and tribal disturbances, 1878-
1907 ...........
({) Wahhabi rebellion in the Qatif Oasis, 1878 ....
(ii) Help rendered to Turks in Hasa by Shaikh of Kuwait, 1893
period III,
from 1878.

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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' [‎73] (84/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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