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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎634] (777/1782)

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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634
Qasimi inter
vention in
Bahrain,
1782.
llaid, pos-
siblj Qasimi,
on Rustiq in
'Oman, 1783.
Capture
of the
" BasSein,"
May 1797.
Attack on
the " Viper,'
October
1797.
scoured the eeas plundering all indiscriminately ; and their fiucceesful
example eoon found imitators in every Arab port. Towards the end of
1778 the Qawasim captured a vessel belonging to the East India
Company on its way from Bombay to Basrah, and sold the crew and
passengers as slaves; and in 1779 they seem to have been in possession
of a ship named the " Expedition/' belonging to the Shaikh of Bushehr,
which they declined to restore.
In 1782 the Shaikh of the Qawasim, after mediating unsuccesBfully
between the 'Utub and the Persian claimants of Bahrain, took part with
a contingent of his subjects in the unsuccessful assault by the Persians on
the 'Atbi stronghold of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ; his attitude on this occasion appears
y cnt outon the part of the 'Utub ;
who had captured a boat belonging to his Shaikhdom and put 18 of the
crew to death.
About 1783 Ibn-Kahmah, a Shaikh of the Pirate Coast-as the
modern Truaal 'Oman may most appropriately bo styled at this time-
11 a senou6 attack on R'istaq, then the capital of the Imam of 'Oman •
but the identity of the chief cannot now be fixed* nor the significance
or his raid ascertained.
Some years of peace followed, during which nothing was heard of
the Qawasim ; but in 1797 a state of war again prevailed between
Masqat and Ras-al-Khannah and hostilities had been declared between
he l mm of 'Oman and the Government of Persia,-circumstances
which may have conduced to the commission in this year of two remark
able and unprovoked outrages by the Qawasim.f
atta^V 8 ' 11 . 0f . May lm ' 0ff Ram6 ' a ^ of " boats
lud cam Ca n , 6n0W " BaS8ei11 ^ UndCT Bri «
nd carrjing public despatches, and took her to Ras-al-Khaimah, where
she was detarned for two days and then released by order of the SWlL
^ cparation seems to have been exacted for this insult to the British
a flfeZTo y b0re ^ natUral frUit ' In the m0nth of 0ctober following
were tb^nTr.: ^ ^ of the Shaiki '
lying m the barbour ^ Bushehr, their purjiose being to inte re ept
father's name 1 "™ fehMh!' 111 i>a ' lar ^ l!5s - al - K:hi ' iaa1 '. "hose grat-great-grand-
si :r nothet eiplanation of
tions, (1) that the PrU* ^ u a ' ' au ^ two sugges-
-d fai,el, r ia
Sa'id of ' Omin and his brother S If- Wi ' ,tn 81086 a C0n<e8t between the Imam
brothe, Sultan, a pp ear t„ be equally uufounded.

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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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