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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎196] (339/1782)

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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British
demand on
the Qawasim
for repara
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neutrality. Saiyid Sa'id, disregarding an offer of British mediation,
soon afterwards made a descent on the island of Muharraq ; but he was
driven again to bis ships; with heavy loss. The feebleness of the Bahrain
principality, however, continued to invite aggression by its stronger
neighbours.
The serious Red Sea case, constituting as it did a warning of the
extent to which piracy might be expected to spread if it were allowed to
flourish unchecked 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. , led to an unconditional demand for
reparation being made on the Qasimi Shaikh, at the end of November
1816, under orders from the Government of India. The demand was
presented by the Resident in the Gulf, who took with him to Ras-al-
Khaimah one vessel of the Royal Navy and three of the East India
Company's marine, but it was rejected by the Shaikh with such obstinacy
and even insolence that the Resident was provoked, though no coercive
action was sanctioned by his instructions, to undertake an immediate
naval attack upon Ras-al-Khaimah. This enterprise, however, wh'.oh
was carried out on the Ist December 1816, resolved itself into a futile
long-range cannonade, and was abandoned without any advantage having
been obtained. Two vessels were then sent with demands for satisfaction
to the ports of Sharjah, Lingeh and Charak, where it is probable that they
met with no greater success than had attended the visit of the whole
squadron to Ras-al-Khaimah, The marauding fleet of Ras-al-Khaimah
alone consisted at this time of about 60 large vessels, and the piratical
ports of Sharjah, Rams, Lingeh and Charak boasted some 40 others of a
smaller size: of all these a great proportion were constantly at sea, and
they were frequently sighted by the British cruisers, which however were
seldom able to come up with them on account of their superior sailing
qualities.
The demonstration against Ras-al-Khaimah was not, perhaps,
altogether without effect: at any rate there was a diminution during
the next two years in the number of attacks committed by the Qawasim
upon British vessels. Towards the end of 1817, however, a Qasimi
fleet raided Shaikh Shu^aib Island, and threatened ^Asalu, Kangun, and
Daiyir in such a manner as to cause a serious panic at Bushehr; and
about the same time the Qawasim captured two native ships off "i Q )
oesides the " Mustapha," an Arab vessel under British colours and
command, at a point only 70 miles from Bombay. At the end of IB 18
the Last India Company's cruiser ^ Antelope" in a spirited action
fought with considerable risk to herself, saved the Sultan of Oman's ship
Rahmany and a Baghlah from capture by a group of Qasimi vessels

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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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