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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎182] (325/1782)

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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out a continuation of hostilities, they allowed themselves to be placatedb)
the restoration of the hulls of the u Shannon " and (< Trin)mer ,, , from which
everything of value had been removed; abandoned a just claim to
compensation for incidental injuries; and accepted a bond for future good
behaviour, volunteered by the Qawasim, without sureties. The so-called
treaty embodying these conditions was dated 6th February 1806. A
serious feature of the case was a doubt as to the connection with it of
the Wahhabi Amir, whose dictation appears to have been alleged by the
Qawasim as an excuse for their misdeeds, and to whom Mr. Manesty
had already appealed in vain for restitution through a special messenger.
An exaggerated idea of the power of the Amir was at this time current
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. , and the Qawasim were evidently acute enough to
profit by it in prevailing on the British authorities to be satisfied with
an incomplete settlement.
The outcome of these perfunctory proceedings, in which the Resident
was moreover hampered by directions intended to prevent a collision with
the ahhabis, the Persians or the Turks, and even by a conflict of opinion
with the British Residents at Basrah and Bushehr, was of course only
to postpone the inevitable reckoning with the tribes until the piratical
spirit had found a fresh opportunity of asserting itself.
Temporary cessation of piracy followed by its revival on an
increased scale, 1806-1809.
*
For about two years the Qawasim remained quiescent; but their
better conduct was probably due, in part at least, to the stationing of
a large British squadron in the Gulf in 1807-08 in connection with
the rupture in Europe between Britain and Turkey, The policy of the
Government of Bombay, who under the benevolent Mr. Duncan even
prohibited the officers of their marine from firing first when the ships
under their command were approached by Arab vessels in a threatening
manner, cannot but have encouraged the Qawasim to resume their
piratical courses; and a series of melancholy and disgraceful affairs
was the result of their forbearance. In April 1808 the " Lively ^
was attacked off the Gujarat coast by four large Arab vessels, but
defended herself with success ; and an opportunity of punishing some oi
the offenders, who were afterwards discovered at Surat, was un
accountably neglected. During the same year a score of native Indian

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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:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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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