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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎206] (349/1782)

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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History of the
pirate
Rahmah-
bin Jabir,
and his
proceedings
1824-26.
No account of events 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. at this period would be
complete which did not mention the 'Atbi freebooter Rahmah -bin-Jabir
an extraordinary and desperate character to u horn more than one reference
lias already been made, lie narrowly escaped punishment as a pirate
as we have seen before, during the British expedition of 1809-10
against the Qawasim. At that time, and for several years afterwards
he was closely associated with the Wahhabis; but his ruling motive was
enmity towards the A1 Khalifah Shaikhs of Bahrain; and, when in 1816
the Sultan of 'Oman prepared to attack Bahrain and the Wahhabis took
the part of the Al Khalifah, llahmah broke with his former allies and
connected himself with the 'Omani ruler. The Wahhabis in consequence,
in the same year, expelled him from his principal fort of Tammam on the
coast of Hasa and obliged him to retire to Bushehr, where he remained
under Persian protection until 1818. He then returned to Hasa to help
the Egyptians in their operations against the Wahhabis, and was reward
ed by the latter, when victorious, by being replaced in possession of
Dammam. In 1819 Rahmah was expected, both as a political ally of
the Sultan of 'Oman and as an enemy of the Wahhabite Qawasim,
to assist the British expedition which sailed in that year against Ras-al-
Khaimah; but instead of doing so he proceeded, early in 1820, to join
the Persian Governor of Fars in an abortive scheme of forestalling the
designs of the Sultan of Oman upon Bahrain by means of a Persian
descent on those islands. An order for the destruction of Rahmah's
vessels was then passed by the commander of the British expedition, but
was recalled on the ground of his being a dependent of Persia; and in
April 1820 he declined, on the plea of his connection with Persia, an
offer of admittance as a party to the General Treaty of Peace between
the British Government and the Arab chiefs of the Gulf. In 1832 the
Al Khalifah of Bahrain and Rahmah-bin-Jabir submitted their differ
ences to the arbitration of the British political representatives in the
leisian Gulf, and, after ineffectual attempts to reconcile them had been
made by Lieutenant-Colonel Kennett and Lieutenant McLeod, a settle
ment was at last arranged by Colonel Stannus in February 18^i
Rahmah then turned his attention to the port of Qatif, blockading it and
attacking its shipping in order to compel the inhabitants to pay him
tribute, or rather blackmail; and these proceedings he continued into the
year 1825, disregarding the remonstrances and even the threats of the
British political officers, by whom they were regarded as savouring more
of pirao\ than of regular warfare. A new quarrel having broken out at

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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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