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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎358] (501/1782)

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 Amir of
Southern
Najd and
the Trucial
Shaikhs.
358
Forte aud Ibn Sa'ud, in negotiations at Basrah, that each of the two Amirs
should in future govern his ancestral dominions as a vassal and official of
the Sultan, while the intervening district of Qasim should be occupied bv
Turkish troops with the free consent of all concerned and so brought under
direct Turkish control. This scheme was actually carried into effwt; small
Turkish garrisons were established in Qasim; and an imaginary partition
of the country into Turkish administrative districts took place. But Ibn
Sa'ud, who was now much stronger than Ibn Rashid, had no intention of
allowing himself to be restrained by the Turks from further victories.
After the end of the period with which we are concerned Ibn Rashid fell
in battle with the Wahhabis, and the Turkish pacific occupation of
^asim, which dtptndcd on an exact balance of power between Northern
<uid Southern Najd, came to an ignominious end.
In the summer of I'JO.j, while the Wahhabis, probably impressed to
some ( xtent by the iurkish annexation of Qasim, were militarily inactive,
the son of their Amir appeared in the deserts of Hasa and Qatar and wrote
thence to the Shaikhs ot 1 racial "'Oman to apprise them of his intention of
^sitin^ t he ii ccHint iy in the following year. His letters seemed to reawaken
i danger that had lain dormant for fully a generation, aud there was some
nstetuation among the I racial Shaikhs; but remonstrances were
Idies^ed to him indirectly through the Shaikh of Kuwait, and no action
followed his correspondence.
Cliietly through their effects at Kuwait, the stirring changes in Central
A labia (hew the attention of the Government of India to Najd for the
fiist time in many years, and there was some renewal of the occasional
intercouise with that country which had taken place in earlier times. In
01 it was proposed to send Muhammadan agents from India to Central
Arabia to study the conditions prevailing there ; but the time was held to
Je 1110 PP ortu ne. In the following year Ibn Sa'ud attempted to enter into
respondeuu with the British authorities, but his advances met with no
uieouiagement. Tu 1904, for reasons of policy at Kuwait, the British
th V ^ llmtUt . 1 guested the Porte not to send the Shammar Amir agaiust
o 6 , > but their dissuasion was ignored. Ibn Sa ; ud again sought
'f. 1 a nd the idea of sending a British officer to the Wahhabi
P to iscuss the situation with Ibn Sa'ud himself was considered, but
f . e ie j ec ted, for His Majesty's Government saw clearly how
e ^ ^ fiS th ey should be involved in any degree in Central
Arabian politics.
of N " l v^ ^' U1() l )ea11 P 0We r showed the slightest interest in the affairs
i we except Kussia, whose Consul-General at Bushehr had an

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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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