'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (347/1782)
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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and who, in a full and able report, explained for the first time the work
ing of local politics. Various questions of the interpretation of the
settlement of IS20 were raised by Lieutenant McLeod as a result of his
tour, and were at once decided by Government; and political business
may be said to have fallen about this time, or shortly after, into the
general course which it has since followed. A Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. of the
Bushehr Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. seems to have been installed at Sharjah in 1823
being transferred thither on Lieutenant McLeod's recommendation from
Qatif, where he had previously been posted.
Period of the progressive establishment of good order at sea,
1 iratical offences were still, after this, occasionally committed; but,
as a rule, such mishaps as occurred affected native vessels only, and so
belonged to a class of which, before the expedition of 1819-20, it had
not been customary to take account at all. Few of the later cases are of
sufficient importance to merit separate notice; and a number of them,
though not justifiable as acts of regular warfare, were the less blame
worthy in that they were committed by crews which political
disturbanors, not g-ieed of plunder, had induced to put to sea. There were,
momner, scarcely any of a serious character in which the culprits
escaped punishment altogether.
In 1 \.7 some tribesmen of Qatar and Bahrain perpetrated a piracy,
accompanied by murder, upon a Bushehr vessel bound for Dilam, which
he\ stopped off Gana"\ eh ; but the ringleader in the affair, having been
captured in the following year upon the Persian coast, was handed over
to the British Resident. After he had been transferred to the keeping of
e^ Shaikl1 ^ Bushehr, however, he unfortunately escaped from custody
» a political levolution. Another heinous offence was one
committed in 1828 by a Ras-al-Khaimah Batil upon a Sohar boat, in
which the crew of the latter, fourteen in number, were drowned by being
• .J 11 . ovei ^ oar ^ an( ^ ^e boat herself was sunk after being plundefed :
. 16 -^-the Shaikh of the Qawasim was obliged by the British
P a authoiities to arrest and punish the criminals—one of whom he
caused to be put to death, to deliver up the piratical vessels for
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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