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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎291] (434/1782)

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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foiled in their design of seizing Shalbah, they proceeded at the end of 1885 fort at Fao,
to construct a fort on the Turkish bank of the river at Fao, below Shalhah, 1^,85 ' 88 '
commanding the entrance from the sea. Their action in this respect was
contrary, if not to the letter, at least to the spirit, of the Second Treaty of
Eizeioum as amplified by the explanation of the Ambassadors of the mediat-
ing powers, which seemed to imply that the opposing banks of the Shatt-al-
'Arab would not be fortified by either Persia or Turkey; and the British
Government also regarded the erection of the fort with disapproval for
general reasons. In 1887 diplomatic remonstrances on the subject were
addressed to the Porte through His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador at
Constantinople; they were founded partly on the British construction of
the Treaty and partly on considerations affecting British interests. In 1888
the Turkish Government returned an unsatisfactory reply, and, had it not
been for the annoyance then recently caused to Russia by the opening of
the Karan to navigation, a British naval demonstration would probably
have taken place in the neighbourhood of Fao.
Affairs and relations of the western coast 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. ,
1884-88.
Some unrest prevailed during the period upon the western shores 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. ; it was due chiefly to misconduct on the part of the principal
Shaikh of Qatar, but it was intensified by Turkish and Persian intrigues.
In 1886 the Shaikh connived at excesses by Bedouins at his port of
Dohah, his object being to bring about by indirect means the removal of
the British Indian traders settled there; but a denial of complicity and an
apology by him were accepted as sufficient amends by s the British political
authorities. In 1887 there was renewed disorder at Dohah for which the
Shaikh was responsible; this time the British subjects at Dohah were
temporarily removed to a place of greater safety, and valuables belonging
to the Shaikh were sequestrated in Bahrain with the r esult that he paid
compensation to the sufferers. These proceedings elicited a protest from
the Ottoman Government, which His Britannic Majesty's Government
refused to entertain on the ground that they did not recognise the
existence of any Turkish rights in Qatar.
In 1887-88 Turkey and Persia both manifested an undue interest in the
affairs of Bahrain and Trucial 'Oman, the Shah having revived his claim to
28 a
llltreatment
of British
Indian
subjects
in Qatar,
1886-1887.
Turkish and
Persian
intrigues in
Bahrain, eto.

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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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