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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎261] (404/1782)

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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The difficulty in which the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. was
placed from 186-2 to 1871, through there being no naval force properly
at his disposal, have been described. As will be apparent from the pas
sages quoted above from his writings, they were severely felt by Colonel
Pelly, the only Resident to suffer from them; and in his opinion they
were increased by a ruling of the Government of India in 1865, follow
ing upon strong action which he had taken in Bahrain, that the Resi
dent was not in future to seize vessels belonging to native chiefs on his
own responsibility. With reference to this order he reported on 23rd
April 1866 :—
Although loath to trouble Government with petty details, I would venture to
append a few specimens of the complaints that reach their representative from the
littoral 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. ; and these should not be considered as selected specimens,
for I have taken them one by one as they have to-day turned up, and the records show
thousands o£ such cases.
Formerly, the Resident would have despatched a vessel of the Gulf Squadron, with
an Assistant or Agent on board, to enquire into the cases, and with instructions, failing
satisfactory arbitrament, to blockade, fine, or otherwise punish. But under the more
recent expression of views by the Indian Government, I do not feel at liberty to use
any coercive measures, or to levy any fine, unless under the explicit instructions of
Government.
Restrictions
on the action
of the
Political
Resident in
the Persian
Gulf, ,
1862-71.
In the meantime, I most respectfully solicit the instructions of Government as to
the means by which I should proceed, and as to the manner in which I should pro
ceed with the particular cases now submitted.
# # # #
On the whole, I fear that in the long run Government will find it almost necessary
to maintain peace at sea in the Gulf, and to protect the persons and property of their
subjects residing in the sea-board trading marts ; and to do this it seems almost essen
tial that your representative should be in possession of : —Ist.—The means of enforcing
his arbitraments and maintaining peace ; and 2nd.—Either discretionary power, or else
clear instructions as to the manner in which he should use the means at his disposal.
Specimens of complaints from the littoral 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. ,
ait*
Translated purport of a letter from Khumees bin Esau Seyhatee, to the Resident,
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. ; received at Bushire 28th March 186(3.
I beg to inform you that a boat belonging to me was broken up at sea between
Bahrain and Kateef, and seven men who were on board of her were murdered. They
blame Feysul fortius act, as the sail of the boat was found in his possession. Feysul
has denied the charge, and has accused Abdoollah Omanee of the deed. Abdoollah
Omanee, who was with Feysul, hearing of this accusation, sought protection with the

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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)
Arrangement

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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