'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (486/1782)
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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interception, and at the beginning of 1004, a few copies still occasioilally
found their way to Masqat.
The origin of the " Fath-al-Basair " was discovered in 1902, through
the strange experiences of an Arab named Salim Qamri, the son of a
Zanzibar merchant. Salim Qamri, who in 1902 was about 30 years of age,
had been at one time employed as a clerk in the service of the Sultan of
Zanzibar, and had subsequently visited Jibuti, Hodaidah and the Persian
Gulf on his own account. Eventually in 1900 he settled at Lahaj near
Aden under the protection of the Sultan of that place, and in 1901, he
became a student in the school of the United Free Church of Scotland's
Mission at Shaikh 'Othman; here he was converted to Christianity and
in 1902 was baptised. In March 1902 he received through the French
Wfi" Consul at Aden an advantageous offer of employment at Paris, which he
accepted; it emanated from a M. Piat, formerly French Consul at Bushehr.
Salim Qamri reached Paris about the beginning of .J une and found that he
was to be employed there as native editor of the " Fath-al-Basair " under
i\!. Piat, who was then working in the French Foreign Office. The minute
account which he gave of the modus operandi and of the contents and
distribution of the paper, tallying as it did in every respect with what was
already known from other sources, was enough in itself to place his veracity
beyond suspicion. After falling in for a short time with the wishes of his
employers, who kept him under close surveillance, Salim Q,amri struck work
from conscientious motives ; and on his persisting in his refusal to assist in
the production of the paper, he was medically examined, pronounced insane,
and consigned about the middle of July to the Sainte Anne Lunatic
Asylum in Paris. Meanwhile, however, he had succeeded in communicat-
ing by post with the Bevd. Dr. Young, head of the Scottish Mission at
Aden, and with the Revd. Mr. Brechin, a Scottish clergyman in Paris;
and in August he addressed an appeal for help to the British hanbassy in
Paris. Eventually Dr. Young, who came to Paris for the purpose, succeeded
with official assistance in obtaining Salim Qamri''s release from the asylum
nifi® —where he had been confined on the ground of u erotic mania, piostiation
^ and depression ''—and brought him back to Aden.
liii t# His formal deposition taken by a Magistrate at Aden on the 15th and
16th of December 1902, added something to what was known of the
" Fath-al-Basair " bureau and its operations. According to his statement
a letter had been issued to the Somali Mulla in the name u all Muhamma-
dans and their teachers " promising him aid in arms and ammunition, from
Jibuti, in his struggle against the English; a second from all Muslim
teachers ;J had been sent to the Shaikh of Kuwait, urging him to break off
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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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