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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎262] (405/1782)

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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Chiefs of Bahrain. The Chiefs of Bahrain now demand blood-money for the murdered
men. This act was committed on the high seas, and obtainment of reparation for the
same rests with you. I claim blood-money for the seven men and the value of the boat
and gear, worth 55 dollars. It was my duty to inform you of this occurrence, as obtain-
ment of reparation for the deed rests with you, and there is no excuse to be made in
the matter. The beat is owned by me, Khumees bin Esau Seyhatee.
Translated purport of a letter from Khaled bin Sultan, Chief of Shargah, dated the
2nd Ramzan 1282 (20th January 1866). Eeceived at Bushire 28th March 1866.
Informs that his bugla from Bussorah encountered a storm and had to put into
Ejman, and in entering the creek she struck. Her cargo was taken out by the boats of
the place, and only a portion restored. The owners of the stranded bugla then wished
to float her, but were hindered from doing so until the waves broke her up, when again
the owners tried to save portions of the wreck, but were again prevented. This is the
order at sea now-a-days. If the Sirkar cosnent to our acting in like manner, let us
know ; but if the Sirkar intends doing justice to us, we require all that was taken from
the bugla, as also all loss that has happened to the bugla since she struck.
Translated purport of a letter from Mahomed Ali, to Hajee Yacoob, late
Agent, without date. Received at Bushire 28th March 1866.
I beg to inform you that the Ahl-Boo Soomait, Saad bin Mahomed, attacked my
people in three boats on the Pearl Banks and attacked them, breaking one man's teeth.
We know that the Sirkar has command of the sea, not the Ahl-Boo Soomait Please
inform Resident of this, for we can act just as the Boo Soomait bave done, but it is not
the part of any but the Sirkar to afford us our rights.
i r.inslation of a letter from Mahomed Busheer, acting as Shargah Agent, tothe
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. , dated the 13th Shawul 1282 (1st March 1866). Received 28th
March 1866.
tieports his failure to obtain from Ejman Sheik property taken from the Shargah
bugla stranded at that port, or the wreck of the bugla itself. Property of Lingah people
5,780^ Krs : property of British subjects 2,100* Krs.
Translated purport of a letter from the Chief of Mogoo, to Sheikh ;Mahomed
Busheer, Lingah Agent, dated none. Received at Bushire 28th March 1866.
The Ahl-Boo Soomait attacked my people at sea with firearms, and took from them
forcibly one diver. Mahomed bin Nair, who is bearer of this letter, will inform you of
particulars.
Translated purport of a letter from Mahornad Busheer, acting for Shargah Ag<ot,
1866 ngah 0hief ' dated the l3th Shawul 1282 ( lst March 1866 )- Re ceived 28th 6111011
Demands compensation for one man's teeth and forcible removal of one diver from
a Marzoogee boat by the Ahl-Boo Soomait, else Resident will be informed of tla cir*
cumstanct , and if a ship of war be sent to demand redress, ho should not feel grieTfid
at Agent having reported the matter.
franslated purport of a letter from Bunyas residing at Kishm^ dated the
Received 18th April 1866.

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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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