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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎475] (618/1782)

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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range of British naval guns, and informing the others, who sided with the
Sultan that they were at liberty to proceed to his assistance by land.
These were the local dispositions made to meet the situation ; and Direct action,
amono" those of a further-reaching character, more fully noticed in the Britibh Gov
history of Najd, was an ultimatum seut through his seaport of Qatif to ^
the Wahhabi Amir, in which a written apology and compensation for the Wahhabis
outrage at Sur were demanded. No reply to the ultimatum having been
received within the limit of time prescribed, naval operations against the 1865.66.
Wahhabis followed at Qatif and Damman ; and on the 11th of February
H M S " Highflyer ,} appeared off Sur to insist on atonement by
the Jannabah for their part in the affair of August by payment
of ^7,700 compensation within 24 hours. On the tribe attempting
to procrastinate, a fire was opened which demolished their forts; the
whole of their boats were either confiscated or destroyed; and a large
quantity of their ship-timber was burned. No personal injury was
suffered by non -combatants, who were given ample opportunity to
remove; but a small part of the town was accidentally burned, in conse
quence of a change in the direction of the wind.
At length, on the 20th of February, two letters from the Wahhabi
Amir reached Colonel Pelly, who had taken up his post of observation BriU^Gov.
at the British telegraph station then existing in Khor-ash-bham. ^ ^
the first, which was dated 28th January, accepted Colonel Pelly s bis, 18 6.
mediation between the Wahhabis and the State of ^Oman, subject appa
rently to a condition that the British Government should undertake to
enforce the award 3 while the second, in reply to the Britlsh
turn, stated that an agent would be sent to discuss matters and that the
Jannabah were guilty of the outrage at Sur, but that thc
nised his responsibility for recovering damages fiom t tm. , . . . ,
ment of India animadverted on the stringency of the demands
been made by their representative at Qatif and Sur, and on ® 6 01 1
of the time allowed for compliance with the British terms a o o
places, but they were on the whole satisfied with the resul of the opera
L. In April 1866 WahMbi emissaries &om 'Abdul ah, who had
recently succeeded his father Faisal as ruler of the Wahhab.s, ailived at
Bushehr and undertook, besides giving other more general assurances a^
the Amir should not in future attaek Arab tribes in alliance -th th
British, especially those of 'Oman, so long as the custom ^ ly j/ d t
punctually paid. The British Government on their part dechr^d ^
guarantee the payment of Zakat, but the good offices of ^ Bus
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. were promised in any dispute whieh might arise on the subject.

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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)
Arrangement

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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