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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎353] (496/1782)

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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The most significant instance of British political intervention with a Attempted
foreign power in the interests of a Trucial Shaikh occurred however in ^ n ® xatio n to
1904., when an attempt was made bj Persia to annex the islands of Bu MfisTand U
Musa and Tunb. The decline of trade at Lingeh after the establishment Sands,
of a post of the reorganised Persian Customs there in 1902, leading as it
did to suggestions by merchants that a new entrepot of trade should be
established on Bu Musa, caused the Persian Government to cast covetous
eyes on that island and on the island of Timb. Russian incitement also may
have been at work, for Russia, after a visit paid by the Viceroy of India to
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. in 1903, seemed to apprehend the creation by Britain of
a naval station or stations at the entrance of the Gulf. In the spring of
1904 a Belgian officer of the Persian Customs visited Bu Musa and Tunb,
removed flags which had been hoisted there by the Shaikh of Sharjah under
the advice of the Government of India in the previous summer, substituted
Persian flags, and installed Persian custom guards on both islands. Diplo
matic remonstrances by His Britannic Majesty's Minister at Tehran
resulted, however, in the removal of the Persian flags and the replacement
of the Sharjah colours. One of the inducements employed by the British
Legation in this case was a hint that the ownership of Sirri Island, which
had been annexed by Persia in 1897 but was claimed by the Shaikh of
Sharjah, would be called in question by Britain if Persia claimed Bu
M usa and Tunb.
Affairs and foreign relations of Qatar, 1399-1905.
The political position of the Qatar promontory remained indeterminate
throughout the period, the Turks still affecting to treat it as a part of the
Ottoman dominions, whilst the British Government regarded it as an inde
pendent Arab territory and themselves, consequently, as entitled to main
tain direct relations with its Shaikhs.
At the end of 1902 the Porte attempted to assert their authority over Relations of
Qatar by appointing Turkish administrative officials to Wakrah and Q U [ key witl1
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , as well as to J Odaid, which place, though situated in Trucial
'Oman, they persisted in treating as a dependency of Qatar ; the new
Ottoman officials were in addition to a representative whom the Turkish
Government already maintained at Dohah. A Turkish Mudir actually
made his appearance at Wakrah in the spring of 1903 ; but later, on
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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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