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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎461] (604/1782)

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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declared terminable at the option of Persia after twenty years, or on the
accession of a usurper to the throne of 'Oman ; and it contained various
stipulations, favourable to Persia, which arc mentioned * in the history of
the Persian Coast and islands. The general effect of the arrangement was
to transfer the position of the Saiyid at Banclai Abbas fi om a basis of
riffht to one of sufferance, and it was necessarily very damaging to his
prestige.
Relations of Saiyid Sa'id with other native powers in the Gulf
after 1829.
i
Sa'id
on Bahrain,
l»39-43.
The demands of East Africa on his attention and resources and the Renewed
absorption of what remained of thess by difficulties with the Wahhahis o g f
and the Persians left Sa'id with no power to prosecute an active policy in
any other direction. Of relations with Turkey nothing is heaid ; noi did
Sa'id manifest any interest in places upon the Arabian coast of the Gulf,
except only Bahrain, to the affairs of which he showed himself not
entirely indifferent.
In 1830 the Saiyid appeared to be negotiating with the Wahhabi
Amir for the transfer of the islands of Bahrain to himself as a fio£, but
his endeavours were frustrated by a settlement which his own attitude
enabled the Wahhabis to extort from the 'Utub. In 1835 Sa'id per
formed a friendly service to the ruling 'Atbi family of Bahrain by
sending his son Hilal to compose their domestic differences; but
the desired object was not attained. In 1889 Saiyid Sa'id seems to
have entered into negotiations with Muhammad Ali of I^gypt foi the
conferment of the Bahrain islands on himself, to be held by hma under
the suzerainty of the Egyptians. The incompatibility of British and
Egyptian policy constrained him in the same year to abandon this scheme,
but he immediately proposed another by which he should seize ana
occupy the Bahrain islands in the interests of the British Government
and in opposition to the Egyptians; the suggestion, howeyei, did not
commend itself to the British authorities. In 1843, civil wai then
raging in Bahrain, Saiyid Thuwaini in his father's absence was invited by
certain interested parties to annex the islands, and in icpl} sent provisional
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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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