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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎354] (497/1782)

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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Relations of
Britain with
Qatar.
Ill
Muladmiuis-
tration of the
Bahrain
customs.
354j
representations beinc? made by His Britannic Majesty's Embassy at Con-
stantinople, tlie Porte undertook to maintain the status quo in Qatar, can
celled the appointment, and withdrew from other projected encroachments.
Meanwhile, since 1900, Ahmad, one of the Shaikhs of Qatar, had been
in correspondence with the British representative in Bahrain, his object
beinu; to obtain British protection in return for an undertaking on his
part to maintain maritime security near the coast and co-operate generally
with the British Government, It was considered, however, in 1903, that
the promise given by the Porte to abstain from disturbing the stain ({no
in Qatar involved h corresponding obligation on the part of Britain not to
enter ink) a fresh agreement with any Qatar Shaikh ; and the negotiations
ended in nothing.
Affairs and foreign relations of Bahrain, 1899-1905.
The principal event in Bahrain affairs during the period was a rupture
between the ruling Shaikh and the British Government, which various
causes contributed to bring about.
In 1899 it was calculated that the trade of Bahrain had increased in less
than ten years, under the fostering protection of Britain, by 40 per cent. ;
but the Shaikh owing to mismanagement of the Bahrain customs, which he
invariably farmed out to merchants, had benefited little by the prosperity
of the port. He was strongly and repeatedly advised to adopt a better
system but obstinately evaded doing so, and his pecuniary difficulties, by
which the administration of his principality suffered more than he did per
sonally, remained unrelieved.
This controversy somewhat disturbed the relations of the Shaikh with
the British political representative in Bahrain ; but the open breach, which
occurred in 1904, had nothing to do with the customs question. For some
years the Shaikh had been on bad terms with one of his nephews, named
Ali ; and the latter, of whom the Shaikh was really afraid, had taken to
evil courses and began to trouble the public peace bv his behaviour. At
length, in September 1904, a serious aggression was committed by 'Ali on
h German tlrm at Bahrain; and in November a riot and general attack
upon the Persians in Manamah town occurred, for which his servants and
dependents were responsible. The Shaikh was at once called to account for
these outrages, and in the case of the German firm a satisfactory settle
ment was reached without serious difficulty or delay. But in the case of
the Persians the course in which the Shaikh persisted showed that he had

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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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