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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎313] (456/1782)

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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intimated their willingness to be included in the same political circle as
the Shaikhs of 11'ucial Oman who had treaty relations with the British
Crovernment j but no steps foi their admission to it were taken m response^
Affairs in Bahrain and relations with Britain, 1894-99.
iii
In Bahrain affairs the harbouring of aggressive designs by Turkey
and the maintenance of a protective attitude towards the Shaikhdom by
Britain continued to characterise the situation. The secession of a mal
content tribe from Bahrain to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in Qatar was followed by the
establishment of a hostile settlement at that place with the active assistance
of the principal Shaikh of Qatar and of the Turkish authorities in
Hasa. In 1895 preparations on a large scale for the invasion of Bahrain
were begun at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and were actively promoted by a Turkish official
who had recently appeared there. A Turkish gunboat also arrived upon
the coast for the purpose of covering the tribal operations. A British
naval force was then concentrated in Bahrain waters, and ; after ineffectual
remonstrances had been addressed to the Porte^, proceeded to forcible action.
Over 40 vessels of the native fleet assembled for the invasion were disabled
or destroyed, and 120 others were seized and carried over to Bahrain,
where most of them were subsequently burned as the owners neglected to
ransom them by paying a fine. This striking demonstration completely
assured the safety of the islands, and a protest made by the Turkish
Government only provided the British Government with an opportunity of
emphatically re-stating their views in regard to Turkish pretensions in
Qatar and Bahrain.
In 1897 a proposal to establish a sanitary post of the Constantinople
Board of Health in Bahrain was rejected at the instance of Her Majesty's
Government ; and in 1898 a request by the Porte that a Turkish exequatur
should be obtained for any British representative appointed in Bahrain
was refused by the British Government.
Attempted
invasion of
Bahrain
from the
mainland
frustrated by
British ac
tion, 1895.
Turkish
designs on
Bahrain,
1897-98.
Affairs in Kuwait and relations with Britain, 1894-99
Several causes conduced to the sudden rise of Kuwait into political
. fi . importance during this period.
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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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