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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎245] (388/1782)

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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Was preVeuted by the assassiuatiou of the Sultan by one of his own sons
and the operations of the single British vessel sent to Qatif and Dam-
mam were inconclusive; but the local confederates of the W ahhabis at
8ur itself were severely punished. Later, it appeared that the Amir was
willing to accept British mediation in the dispute between himself and
the Sultan of J Oman and that the time allowed him for replying had
been too short. In 18G6, suitable assurances for the future having
reached the British representative in the Gulf from the Amir, peace was
re-established.
In the autumn of 1867 a sudden and treacherous descent was! made
by the Shaikhs of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi upon Dohah and Wakrah in
Qatar, places then dependent on the principality of Bahrain. The two
towns were wholly destroyed, the inhabitants being at the same time
driven forth and despoiled of all their property. There was some delay
on the part of the British authorities in taking action, due to the Abyssi
nian war and to other causes, during which the injured tribes themselves
attempted to retaliate upon Bahrain; but in the latter part of 1868 severe
if tardy chastisement was inflicted upon the two principal delinquents, the
Shaikh of Bahrain being deposed in favour of a brother, while his war
vessels and fort of Abu Mahur were annihilated, and the Shaikh of Abu
Dhabi being compelled to pay a fine under threat of bombardment of his
port.
At intervals between 1863 and 1869 the Persian Government put
forward claims to ownership of Bahrain, but they were academic and of
no political importance.
In 1869 the ex-Shaikh of Bahrain, aided by several desperate associ
ates of mark and a host of Bedouin tribesmen, invaded the main island.
The reigning Shaikh was defeated and killed in battle, and the princi
pality remained in the hands of the usurping coalition for two or three
months. Towards the end of the year a British naval squadron appeared
upon the scene and quickly overcame their attempted resistance. Several
of the ringleaders in the invasion, including the ex-Shaikh, were then
captured and deported to India; and Bahrain was left in possession of a
son of the deceased Shaikh.
In 1869 the Wahhabis, who had abstained from interference in the
events in Qatar and Bahrain just described, were expelled from Baraimi,
an outpost on the border between Trucial ; Oman and the ' Oman Sul
tanate from which they exercised influence over both, by a new and ener
getic Sultan of ' Oman. Civil war in Najd and the subsequent acnexa-
Destruction
of Dohah and
Wakrah by
the Shaikhs
of Bahrain
and Abu
Dhabi, and
British
action, 1867-
68.
Persian
claims to
Bahrain,
1862-69.
Invasion of
Bahrain
from the
mainland
and British
action, 1869»
Expulsion of
the Wahhabis
from Baraimi,
1869.

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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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