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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎357] (500/1782)

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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year later the thanks of the Imperial Natural History Society of Moscow
for the courtesy shown to their representative were conveyed to the
Shaikh of Bahiain by the Russian Consul-General at Bushehr, who pro
bably welcomed the opportunity afforded of entering into friendly corre
spondence with the Shaikh.
Affairs and foreign relations of Central Arabia, 1899-1905.
Events in Central Arabia, which since the Turkish occupation of Hasa
in 1871 had very little affected the course of 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. affairs, at length
"
began to make their influence felt again in the Gulf.
About 1891 a great internal revolution had taken place in Central
Arabia by which the whole of Najd had been brought into subjection to
Ibn Rashidj the northern or Shammar Amir, not excluding even the terri
tories of Ibn Sa ^Cid, the southern or Wahhabi Amir, his former over
lord. About 1900 the power of the Wahhabi began to revive, and a
struggle followed into which the Shaikh of Kuwait and the Turkish
Government were drawn, with perceptible and even conspicuous results on
the coast of the Gulf itself. Early in 1901 the Shaikh of Kuwait joined
Ibn Sa'ud in an invasion of the debatable district of Qasim, between
Southern and Northern Najd, which the Wahhabi Amirlwas endeavouring
to wrest from his Shammar rival. The invasion in the end failed ; but
the Shammar Amir, alarmed by its partial success, sought help of the
Porte, whose vassal he professed himself to be. He also applied to the
British Government for protection. The Government of Turkey were in no
wise loath to interfere, and they began by trying to intimidate the Shaikh
of Kuwait into abandonment of Ibn Sard's cause and into submission to
themselves; but their efforts were foiled by British support of the Shaikh.
It was arranged that the Turks should restrain Ibn Rashid from fighting
with Ibn Sa^ud on condition that the British Government on their part
should oblige the Shaikh of Kuwait to remain quiet.
Meanwhile the Wahhabi arms were making rapid progress in Najd, and
by the end of March 1904 Ibn Sa'ud had not only recovered his hereditary
dominions proper but had also possessed himself of Qasim. The Turks
were then tempted into marching from Turkish 'Iraq to the assistance of
Ibn Rashid ; but shortly after their arrival in Qasim they were defeated
by the Wahhabis and retired northwards. Early in 1905 a Turkish force
larger than the first penetrated from Turkish 'Iraq into the neighbourhood
of Qasim ; and in the meantime it had been amicably arranged between the
War between
the Amirs of
Southern and
Northern
Najd.
Turkish
invasion and
short-lived
pacific
occupation of

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎357] (500/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575943.0x000065> [accessed 21 August 2018]

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