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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎197] (340/1782)

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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^ ith whicli she found them engaged; and other encounters^ too numerous
to be mentioned, took place between the Qawasim and His Majesty's
and the East India Company^ ships.
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Third British expedition against the Qawasim, settlement, and
connected occurrences, 1819-20,
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At length, various internal troubles in India having been successfully '
surmounted between 1814 and 1817, it was resolved by the British
Government of that country to make an end of piracy in the Persian
Gulf.
In the spring of 1819 Captain Sadleir was sent in advance from Preparations
Bombay to arrange for the co-operation with the British against the petition*'
Qawatim of the Sultan of 'Oman, and, if possible, of the Egyptian forces 181 9-
then occupying Najd and Hasa, to whose commander he was authorised
to offer possession of Ras-al-Khaimah as an incentive to joint action.
A satisfactory understanding with Saiyid Sa'id was reached ; but from
the first there was no chance of an agreement with the Egyptians, who,
before the season fixed for British action arrived in the autumn of 1819,
had withdrawn entirely from their acquisitions in Hasa and partially
even from Najd. Dr. Jukes was sent on a special mission to the
Persian Governor of Ears to reassure him as to the objects of the British
expedition, and suitable explanations were also offered to the Shah of
Persia through the British Envoy at Tehran.
The British armament, which left India at the beginning of Novem- th^expedi- ^ 0r
ber 1819 and was under the command and political control of General tion, 1819-20.
Sir W. Grant Keir, consisted of three vessels of the Royal Navy, six of
the East India Company's marine, and a land force of over 3,000 men,
including a company of European artillery, the 47th and 65th Foot, and
a battalion and some details of native Indian infantry; and it was
joined before Eas-al-Khaimah by the Sultan of 'Oman with two ships
and 600 men. An 'Omani army also marched by land to the scene uf

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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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