'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (324/1782)
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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redress was obtained, after the lapse of two years, through the Persian
Government and the Shaikh of Bushehr, In 1804 the crew and passen
gers of the Fly , which had been captured, as already mentioned, by
a Fiench privateer, were piratically attacked while on their way to
India in a native vessel that they had purchased at Bushehr and were
carried off by the Qawasim, who did not readily restore them to liberty.
In I80o the u Shannon " and " Trimmer two merchant vessels owned
by Mr. Manesty, the British Resident at Basrah, were taken by Qasimi
pirates ; and in the same year a fleet of Qasimi vessels attempted to
seize the Kast India Corapany ; s large cruiser <c iVfornington 1} , but were
beaten off with loss.
First British expedition against the Qawasim and treaty of peace,
The loss of the " Shannon and the " Trimmer >J was an affair too
serious to be ignored; and the Government of Bombay now directed
Captain Seton, the British Resident at Masqat, apparently at his own
suggestion, to assist the Sultan of 'Oman, who also bad grievances
against the Qawasim, in chastising that unruly tribe. At the beginning
of June 1805 Captain Seton, in the " Morningtonjoined Saiyid
Badar off Qishm ; but, before taking action against the Qawasim, the
allies recovered by force the Persian leased seaport of Bandar 'Abbas
and its dependencies, which had been lost to 'Oman, as already mentioned,
on the death of Saiyid Sultan. This was a proceeding open to
misconstruction by Persia, and one that made it evident, whatever reasons
Captain Seton might allege in justification of his conduct, that his
attention was not so firmly fixed as it ought to have been on the sole
object of the joint expedition as sanctioned by Government. At length,
in the beginning of July, an opportunity presented itself, and was
promptly utilised by the allies, of blockading a considerable flotilla of
Qasimi vessels in the anchorage of Qishm; but the Sultan of 'Oman
appeared indifferent to the advantages of a full and immediate settlement
with the Qawasim, and the British Resident perhaps gave too much
weight to their evasive pleas and promises of amendment. The Govern
ment of Bombay, who probably overestimated the effect of the lesson on
the tribe, were at first inclined to insist on a very drastic and comprehensive
settlement; but, when it was shown to be impossible of attainment with-
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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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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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