'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (77/1782)
The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.
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B. Seizure of Bahrain by the Imam of 'Oman, 1718
(t) 'Oinani occupation of short duration only
C. The Huwaiah Arabs predominant in the island at the
middle of the 18th century
D. Annexation of Bahrain to Persia, about 1 < 53
35. British views in regard to Bahrain, 1602-1783
(i) Bahrain contemplated or suggested as head-quarters ol the East
India Company in 1700, 1751 and 1752 ....
(it) Dutch suspected of wishing to occupy Bahrain, 1753
F. Expulsion of the Persians by the Arab Shaikhs of the I tub,
1783 . . . '
(i) Munamah was actually seized by the 'Utixb oi Kuwait who were
joined afterwards by 'Utub from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and Kuwais and
contingents from ten other Qatar tribes .....
From foundation or the Bahrain Shaikhdom
in 1783 to thiud and last attack on BaHIIAIN
by 'Oman and conclusion of peace with
A. Establishment of the 'A1 Khalifah dynasty as Shaikhs of
(i) Succession of the Jalahimah section under the sons of Jahir chief of
whom was Rahmah, 1783 ...... .
(u) Abortive attempts of Persia to regain Bahrain, 1783-1785
(m) The 'Utub threatened by 'Oman make overtures.'to Shaikh Jy'asir of
Bushehr, to whom they pay some revenue, 1799
(a) The 'Utub appear to have informed Persians on this occasion
that Bahrain had belonged to the Turks some 70 years
previously. This statement incorrect. Turks had tempo
rarily occupied Bahrain in 1559 and were expelled bv the
(tv) First invasion and occupation of Bahrain by 'Oman in 1800 and 1802
B. Extension of Walihabi influence over Bahrain, 1803-1811
(t) Wahhabi Wakil placed in charge of administration of Bahrain, Hasa
and Qatar and tribute paid through him, 1810-1811 .
(n) Bahrain freed from the Wahhabis by ruler of Masqat. 1811, and
alliance with latter, 1811-1813 ....
(in) New combinations formed 181G, Bahrain being in alliance with the
w ahhabis and the Qawasim against 'Oman and Rahmah-bin-J abir
of the Jalahimah of Qatar ....
(u>) Second (but unsuccessful) attack on Bahrain by Oman, 1816
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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.
Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .
Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:
- 'Chapter I. General History of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.
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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:
- Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
- Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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