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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2507] (1024/1262)

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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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Masqat; to issue certificates of manumission himself without reference
to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushehr • in doing so he was to consult
the Shaikh of Bahrain^ but he was not^ in practice^ to give the Shaikh
any option of withholding his consent. We shall have occasion to
return to this correspondence further on in connection with the question
of domestic slavery in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
In 1906 or 1907 the Shaikh of Bahrain^ at the instance of the 1906-07,
Political Agents recovered a fine of Rs. 500 from an Arab who was proved
to be in possession of a freshly imported African slave and to have acted
cruelly towards two other slaves in his possession.
Local history of the slave trade in Qatar, Hasa and Kuwait^
1873-1907.
The records of Government contain few references to the slave trade 1896-99.
in Qatar, Hasa and Kuwait, where however it is undoubtedly no less
prevalent than elsewhere in the Gulf. In 1896 reason was found for
believing that there was some exportation of slaves from Trucial ^Oman
to Qatar; and in 1899 it was stated in Trucial ^Oman that many slaves
were being brought to Qatar by sea»
In 1904 a female slave, who had been left for sale with an inhab-1904.
itant of Bahrain by a native of Qatar, took refuge at the British Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent.
and was manumitted. A fine of $100 was recovered from the Bahrain .
subject, and it was intended that the Qatari should be similarly
punished • but in the case of the latter no means of enforcing the penalty
could be found.
Local history of the slave trade in Turkish 'Iraq, 1873-1907,
It does not appear that the importation of slaves into Turkish
; Iraq has ever, at least in recent years, been carried on upon any
considerable scale. About 1890, however, Colonel Tweedie, the British
Resident at Baghdad, who was satisfied that the trade existed to a
certain extent, requested the Consul at Basrah to persevere in urging
the Wali of Basrah to do his utmost for its suppression. Reports
were received from time to time of the passage of slave cargoes
up the Shatt-al-'Arab, but in no instance were they fully substantiated,
la 1891 or 189^ a proclamation, drafted in accordance with the terms of
the Treaty of 1880 between Great Britain and Turkey, was received from
his Government by the Turkish Consular Agent at Ling eh, for the
iflformation of Turkish subjects residing at that place. In 1893 the
Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. reported the existence at Basrah and in

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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)
Arrangement

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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