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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎355] (498/1782)

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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no intention of doing them justice. Ultimately, on the 25th February
1905, the Shaikh was presented with|an ultimatum, made effective by the
presence of three British vessels of war, which required him to arrange
for the infliction of certain punishments, the payment of certain compen-
sation, and, among other matters, the surrender of J Ali, for deportation by
ihe British authorities. The Shaikh complied on the following day with
most of the conditions ; but J Ali, whether with or without the Shaikh's
connivance, had escaped to the mainland and was consequently not
suirendered, Ihe submission made by the Shaikh being regarded as
sufficient, however, the incident was declared closed and official relations
ictmned to a normal footing. A few months later 'Ali voluntarilv came
in and was removed to Bombay for a term of years.
After this crisis the relations of the Shaikh with the British Govern
ment, though his internal administration remained in many respects un
satisfactory, were very much better than .they had been; and trade expand
ed m an extraordinary manner, attaining in 1905-06 the unheard of value
of £3,000,000 sterling.
An Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , a European officer, was appointed to
Bahrain in 1900, and in 1904 a Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. was substituted as the
British representative.
Among foreign powers having relations with or interests in Bahrain,
Turkey must — on account of her proximity, traditions, and claims to
ownership - be given the first place. In 1900 Bedouins massacred on the
mainland a member of the Bahrain ruling family and a number of persons
who accompanied him. As the offenders were nominal Turkish subjects,
the Shaikh of Bahrain's demands for satisfaction were ressed by the
British Government on the attention of the Porte; but it soon became
evident that the local Turkish authorities in Hasa could or would do no
thing against the guilty Arab tribe to enforce a settlement; and eventually
the case dropped. The Turkish Government, by way of reminding the
British Government of their own pretensions to sovereignty over Bahrain,
raa,de frequent requests for information concerning the crisis between the
Shaikh and Britain in 1904-05, and in the end it was intimated to them
that discussion of the subject could not be continued by His Majesty's
Government.
The Persian Government, while they concurred in the steps taken by
the British authorities in Bahrain to obtain redress for their subjects
injured in 1904-05, and even expressed gratitude, soon afterwards renewed
their claims to possession of Bahrain. Arguments on the subject con-;
tinued until after the close of the period at Tehran, where the pretensions
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P«rBia and
Bahrain.

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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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