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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2481] (998/1262)

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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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Agreements with the Shaikh of Bahrain, 1820-1907.
The Shaikh of Bahrain subscribed to three of the agreements Treaty of
accepted by the Shaikhs of Tmcial ^Oman, viz., those of 1820^ 1847 and 1820, En-
1856. On the 31st of May 1861 the Shaikh of Bahrain further agreed, 0
in consideration of protection to be afforded him by the British ail( j
Government, to abstain from slavery and other unlawful practices by Convention
spa. of 1861.
Agreements with the Shaikhs of Qatar, Hasa and Kuwait.
No agreements on the subject of the slave trade have been obtained
from the Shaikhs of Qatar or Kuwait, or from those of Hasa. Until
1871 the latter province was, except for two brief intervals during
which it was held by the Egyptians, a dependency of the Wahhabi
Am irate of Najd.
Agreements with the Turkish Government,* 1812-1907.
But for an order obtained from the Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. of Baghdad in 1812, in which Order of tlie
it was directed that natives of India kidnapped and brought to Basrah
for sale as slaves should be handed over to the British Agent at Basrah, *
no arrangements for the suppression of the slave trade were made with
the Porte until 1847.
At the end of January in that year, at the instance of the British Imperial
Government, a decree was promulgated by the Sultan of Turkey whereby 18 e ^ ee 0
merchant vessels under the Turkish flag were prohibited from engaging
in the slave trade and were made liable, in case of disobedience, to
confiscation, and the masters of the same to punishment; it was agreed
that offending vessels might be captured by British as well as by
Turkish men of war, and in the former case the vessels seized were to be
delivered over by the captors to the Turkish authorities in the Persian
Gulf. The Wali of Baghdad was at the same time instructed to publish
the new orders, which were to take effect four months after the
27th of January 1847 ; and slaves coming into the hands of the
Turkish authorities were to be repatriated. The Wali of Baghdad was
warned to confine himself, in the case of vessels belonging to independent
Arab chiefs which might contain slaves, to repelling them from Turkish
ports. Finally it was ordered that slaves released should, according as
* The agreements Trentioned in this paragraph are contained in Aitchison s
Treaties, Full information regarding the Turkish slavery laws will he found m
Young's Corps de Droit Ottoman, Volume II, pages 166-206.
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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' [‎2481] (998/1262), 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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