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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎54] (65/1262)

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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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(is) First British treaty with the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. , 6th February 1806
(m) Temporary cessation of piracy, 1806-1808 ....
{iv) Deposition by the Wahhabis of Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, 1808
(v) Revival of piracy, 1808-1809 ...•••
C. Second British expedition, 1809-1810 ....
(z) Capture and destruction of Ras-al-Khaimah, 13th November 1809
(u) Destruction of Lingeh, 17th November 1809
(m) Capture of Laft, 28th November 1809 ....
(w) Question of the Qatar pirates . . . • . •
(v) Renewed troubles with the Qawasim One of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates; also used to refer to a confederation of seafaring Arabs led by the Qāsimī tribe from Ras al Khaima. , 1811-1819 .
D. Third British expedition, 1819-1830 ....
(i) Negotiations with the Sultan of 'Oman, 1819
(ii) Negotiations with Ibrahim Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. of Egypt, 1819 .
(m) Assurances to Persia, 1819 ......
{iv) Capture of Ras-al-Khaimah, 9th December 1819, and establishment
there of a British force ......
{v) Capture of D hay ah near Rams, 22nd December 1819
[vi) Further operations, 1820 .......
{mi) General Treaty of Peace, 1820 .
(viii) Individual status and independence of the various Shaikhs of the
pirate coast at time of signature .....
Period feom the General Treaty op peace to
the first maritime trtjce, 1820-1835
A. Permanent arrangements for the repression of piracy
{Continued in Period IV> heading A.)
(«) Evacuation by the British of Ras-al-Khaimah and temporarv occupa
tion of Qishm, July 1820 .......
(n) System of purely maritime control adopted with naval base at either
Qais Island, Masqat, Mughu or Basidu. Latter eventuallv
chosen, 1823 ^
B. Relations of the British Government with the Pirate Coast,
• • t t • ^ #
(Continued in Period 111, leading B.)
{i) Instructions to the Resident, 1822 and close touch established with
pirate coast from that date .
{ii) Native agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. established at Sharjah about 1823
(w) Questions relating to the interpretation of the Treaty of 1820
{iv) Miscellaneous Piracies, 1823-1835
C. Relations of 'Oman with the Pirate Coast, 1830-1885
{Continued in Period IV, heading D.)
(«) Annexation by the Sharjah Shaikh of the Slamaillyah district, 1832

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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:

Extent and format
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' [‎54] (65/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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