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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎235] (378/1782)

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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In 1853 the rdg-irae of Maritime Truces was made permanent by the Perpetual
conclusion among the Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman of a Perpetual Treaty of Peacef 1853.
Peace, of which the terms were the same as those of the periodical Truces.
At the end of 1854 the delivery up and destruction of a piratical
craft was enforced at 'Anik on the coast of Hasaby energetic naval action.
The owner seems to have been the last of the race of professional pirates
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. , and the disappearance of piracy as a calling- is marked
by the replacement of the word " piracy " in official correspondence about
this time by the milder term " maritime irregularity." In 1855 an Arab
vessel in difficulties near Khor-al-'Odaid was attacked and one of the crew
killed; and an Indian vessel from Bombay met with bad treatment
at Sharjah; in 1856 there was a technical breach, on a large scale, of
the maritime rules at Abu Dhabi; and in 1860 a case of wreck,
worse than that of 1855, occurred at Ras-al-Khaimah. In these cases
substantial compensation for the injured parties was recovered, and in
a majority of them severe punishment was inflicted, over and above, on
the offending places or individuals. The only grave case of the period,
one in which two Arabs lost their lives, resulted inter aha in the surrender
of one of the chief criminals, who, being an 'Omani subject, was executed
at Masqat by order of the Sultan of ; Oman.
Maritime Surveys, 1836-62.
In so far as officers and ships permitted, the work of surveying the
Gulfs of Persia and 'Oman was carried on by the Indian Navy con
currently with their duties of watch and ward.
A survey of the south-east coast of Arabia, begun by Captain Haines
in 1833, was discontinued in 1837 owing to the exigencies of the service ;
and from 1839 to 1844, in consequence of the war in Afghanistan and
want of money for general purposes, marine surveys by the Indian NaVy
Were almost entirely in abeyance. In 1839, however, perhaps in con
nection with the occupation of Kharag, a report on the harbour of Kuwait
was made by an officer of the Indian Navy. The survey of the south
east coast of Arabia was resumed in 1844 and completed in 1848. In 1857,
it having been decided to revise 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. survey of 1820-28, in
which errors and omissions were known to exist. Captain C. Constable,
assisted by Lieutenant A. W. Stiffe, was appointed to carry out the
work. He completed it in 1860, the vessels employed being at first the
" Euphrates " and later the " Marie," and the result of the labours of

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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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