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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎637] (780/1782)

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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but the Arabs then proceeded to a general massacre of the inhabitants of
Qais and afterwards departed, leaving the released prisoners to their fate
upon the deserted island. In the end, out of a once numerous company,
only two—Mr. Jowl or Yowl, an officer of the mercantile marine, and a
seaman named Pennel—survived to reach Bombay and deliver the carefully
preserved despatches of the " Fly " ; the rest mostly perished between
Qais and Bushehr, some by shipwreck and others from the hardsliipe
of the way.
The death of Saiyid Sultan of Masqat at the hands of the Qawasim
iu 1804 is related in another place.
In 1805 two English trading brigs, the "Shannon", Captain
Babcock, and the '* Trimmer Captain Cummings, both belonging to
Mr. Manesty, the H.E.I. Company^s Resident at Basrah, were
attacked by pirates in the neighbourhood of Farur Island and taken
after a slight resistance. The Indian members of the crews were put
to death ; and Captain Babcock, having been seen to fire a musket in
the fray, was condemned to lose his arm, which was accordingly struck
off with a single blow of a sword. The European prisoners were then
conveyed to the Arabian coast, from which in course of time they
succeeded in making their escape. Subsequent enquiry showed that the
" Shannon " had fallen to the Qawasim of Lingeh, while the " Trimmer
had passed into the possession of those of Ras -al-Khaimah ; and both
were at once converted by the captors into vessels of war and were
regularly employed in piracy. Mr. Manesty, conceiving that the
Wahhabi Amir had power to order the release of his property, sent an
agent to wait upon him at his capital of Daia iyah ; but nothin &
resulted from this mission.
In the same year a fleet of 40 Qasimi vessels surrounded the H.E.I.
Company's cruiser " Mornington", of 22 gune, and tried to capture
her; but the attack failed, and the assailants had reason to regret the
encounter.
Capture
of the
" Shannon "
and " Trim
mer,'' 1805,
Attack
on the
"Morning-
ton," 1805.
First Britisli expedition against the Qawasim, 1805.
Up to the point that we have now reached, the Government of
Bombay had manifested towards the pirates a degree of forbearance
which, in the light both of earlier and of later events, it is difficu t o
understand. It appears to have been a standing order of ^tGc-vern-
picnt that none of their vessels in the Gulf should fire untd they ha4

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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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