'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (425/1782)
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 1880 the 'Ajman tribe attacked the Hasa Oasis ; but were repulsed;
and dissensions among the Turkish officials in Hasa came to a climax
with the imprisonment of the civil Governor by the military Command
ant,—an unusual proceeding which was subsequently condemned by
Relations between Turkey and Persia, 1880-84.
Turko-Persian relations presented no salient features during the
period under review.
Affairs and political relations on the western coast of the Persian
Bahrain was still the only principality on the Arabian side of the
Gulf of which the affairs demanded serious attention on the part of the
British Government. At the end of 1880, when Turkey had for some
years been manifesting a disposition to meddle in Bahrain affairs and
had in particular taken up, though tardily, the cause of the leaders in
the Bahrain rebellion of 1869, preparations were made by a Bahrain
refugee, who had become a pensioner of the Ottoman Government, to
invade the islands. A Bedouin force collected under his leadership upon
the coast of Qatar, but was unable to obtain boats in which to cross over to
Bahrain, and before long British naval vessels arrived upon the scene
and rendered the situation secure. Advantage was taken of the crisis by
the Resident 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. to obtain from the Shaikh of Bahrain
an Exclusive Agreement by which he bound himself to hold no political
relations with any power but the British Government.
In 188"Z the Shaikh of Dohah, whom the Turks had appointed to
govern Qatar in their name, but whose position as a Turkish official was
not recognised by the British Government, Qatar being in their view
independent of Turkish authority, expelled a number of British Indian
traders from Dohah, Direct compulsioh having been applied to the bhaikb
under the orders of the British Government, he allowed the traders to
return, and paid, as demanded, a substantial indemnity in compensation
of their losses. A Turkish protest followed, in reply to which the Porte
were informed that their claims tc Qatar were not admitted, and that
the British Government would continue to hold direct communication
with the chiefs of that coast.
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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