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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎299] (442/1782)

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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from the Shaikh of Kuwait, seem to have been ineffectual. In the spring
of 1893 the Wali moved to Qatar, the principal Shaikh of which district it
had evidently been resolved to coerce into greater submissiveness towards
the Turkish Government; but ai^attempt to capture that chief by surprise
ended'in a lurkish military disaster, the force employed being driven back
with loss upon the town of Dohah, while the Wali sought safety on board
a Pinkish man-of-war in the harbour. British mediation between the Turks
and the Shaikh was proffered and was readily accepted by the latter ; but
the iurkish authorities declined to avail themselves of it. In the end the
all returned to his headquarters at Basrah leaving the affairs of Hasa
and Qatar in no better state than he found them ; and ultimately, in
Qatar, a settlement by no means favourable to Turkish prestige was
patched up through an influential Ottoman subject from Basrah.
Relations of Turkey and Persia, 1888-94.
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The years 1891-93, in spite of the embarrassments which weighed upon
lurkey in Hasa, were marked by a renewal of Turkish aggressiveness
towards Persia over the question of Muhammareh and the Shatt-al-'Arab,
in other words the question of their common boundary at its southern
end. In 1891 there were signs that the pretensions of Turkey to Muhani"
mareh were about to be revived, but it was only in 1893 that Turkish
officers at Fao suddenly began to collect customs duty on the cargo of
vessels from abroad bound up the river to Muhammareh. The Turkish
authorities at Basrah, so far from disavowing the action of their subordi
nates at Fao, declared that they had received orders to treat Muhammareh
as a Turkish port. At the request of the Shah, and apparently after
consultation with Russia, Kis Britannic Majesty's Government caused
a strong protest to be made at Constantinople, and the result was in
stant cessation of interference by the Turks with freedom of navigation.
In the matter of the fort which they had begun at Fao some years
before, the Porte showed themselves less pliable, while the Persian
Government displayed inexplicable nonchalance. In 1889, after the
failure of a British protest in the previous year, the Persian Ambassador
addressed the Turkish Government on the subject ; but his remonstrances
were unheeded. In 1890, when three British vessels of war were assembled
at Fao, a British naval party, including officers, was fired upon from the
fort when landing ; but the British Officer Commanding was subse-
Turkiah inter
ference with
the navigation
of the Shatt-
a]-'Arab,
1891-93.
Turkish Fort
at Fao, 1890-
94.

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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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