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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎198] (341/1782)

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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the 9th the town was occupied without resistaucej after a short
which the artillery played the principal part. The enemy
Settlement
with the
Qawasim and
General
Treaty of
Peace, 1820.
: " vi il'tti
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operations, but arrived too late to be of service. Lieutenant Bruce, the
British Resident at Buehehr, was attached to General Grant Kcir's staff
as his political adviser. A landing was made on the 3rd December 1819,
and on
siege in
suffered heavily in the fighting ; but the British losses were, by compari-
sion, very slight. The hill fort of Dhayah near Rams was taken on the
2-2nd December, when nearly 400 fighting men laid down their arms and
became prisoners of war; and serious operations were then at an end. In
January 1820 a fort having been constructed and a British garrison
established at Ras-al-Khaimah, the other ports of the Pirate Coast weie
visited, and a clean sweep was made of their military defences and of
their larger war vessels. A squadron also repaired to Bahrain and
obtained the surrender and destruction of several piratical craft which
had found refuge there; and similar measures were taken at Lingeh,
Mughu, ^Asalu and Kangun upon the Persian side.
These decisive proceedings quickly resulted in the submission of all
the Arab chiefs of the Pirate Coast; aud on the 8th January 1820 a
General Treaty of Peace was framed, to which on various dates they
severally became parties, and to which the Atbi Shaikhs of Bahrain also
adhered. By this Treaty the Arab signatories bound themselves and
their subjects to abstain for the future from " plunder and piracyas
distinguished from lawful aud open warfare, by sea; and various
arrangements were prescribed for ensuring a strict observance by them
of their new obligations, among these being the adoption by the tribe
of a common distinctive Hag, and the institution of a system of ships'
papers for purposes of identification. The Treaty also contained articles
directed against the inhuman practice, hitherto common, of butchering
prisoners of war, and against the slave trade. It was clearly recognised,
however, at least by the commander of the British expedition, that
security in the future would dopeud less upon the paper engagements
subscribed by the Glawasim and other tribes than upon the ability an^
alacrity of the British Government to punish violations of the same,
The policy involved in this view having fortunately been accepted
by the British authorities in India, who never again allowed a piratical
proceeding 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. to pass without instant notice and
punishment, the old regime of lawlessness and violence at once becam
obsolete; bat for some years vigilance and occasional action continued
to be required in order to prevents its return.

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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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