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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎243] (386/1782)

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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Wah of Baghdad. In 1866, there were indications that the Porte intended
to assert and enforce their authority over Kuwait; in 1869 they intimated
that they regarded Bahrain as belonging to them; and early in 1871 it was
understood that an attempt would presently be made to establish Turkish
sovereignty over Central Arabia, Bahrain, Masqat, and the Arab tribes of
Southern Arabia generally. An appeal made by a displaced Amir of
Southern >.ajd to the Turkish Government for restoration to power in
dependence upon Turkey quickly provided them with an opportunity for
open action; and in the summer of 1871 Hasa was occupied bv Turkish
troops sent by sea from Basrah; while Kuwait, from which armed
assistance and marine transport had been borrowed for the operations in
Hasa, was considered to have been incorporated in Turkey on the same
occasion. Riyadh in Central Arabia had been the original objective of the
Turkish expedition to Hasa, of which latter province the direct administra
tion was undertaken by Turkish officials towards the end of 1871 to the
disappointment of two contending Wahhabi Amirs; but no advance was
made from Hasa to Riyadh. A warning from the British Government, to
which point was given by the stationing of a British political officer in
Bahrain in 1871-7ji, sufficed to prevent actual Turkish aggressions, though
not Turkish threats, against that principality ; but the Turkish flag was
hoisted at Dohah in Qatar, a Turkish military detachment later occupying
that place; and Mid-hat Pasha, in his official gazette, included the chief
towns of Trucial ; Oman in an enumeration of those belonging to the
conquered province of " Najd," a province which his troops had not
entered at all, though they had taken possession of one of its outlying
dependencies (Hasa). About the same time that direct Turkish rule in
Masa began, a Turkish Consulate was established at Bushehr in Persia on
the opposite side of the Gulf, possibly with an eye to Bahrain affairs.
The British Government did not admit the title of the Porte to any
territory in Eastern Arabia except Hasa, which had been actually occupied ;
but the annexation of Hasa, even by such a power as Turkey, was a
sufficient evil in itself and greatly increased the difficulty of maintaining
maritime security in the waters 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. .
Relations of Turkey and Persia, 1861-72.
The most noteworthy incident in the relations of Turkey and Persia
during the period under consideration was a visit which the Shah paid tq
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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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