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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎638] (781/1782)

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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638
Coercive mea
sores adopt
ed, March
1805.
Blockade of
the QSsitni
fleet at
Qishm, July
1806.
been fired upon,—a rule which placed their small and isolated
cruisers at a dangerous disadvantage in dealing with an enemv whose
fayourite method of attack was by boarding; and offenders against this
regulation were liable to heavy punishment. On one occasion
Lieutenant Gowan of the f< Fury 6 guns, having beaten off a number
of boats which closed in upon him with hostile intent during a calm,
received on arrival at Bombay a severe reprimand from the Governor in
person for " daring to molest the innocent and unoffending Arabs of
these seas."*
In March 1S05, however, at the suggestion apparently of Captain
David Seton, who had been sent to Masqat as Resident for the
second time in consequence of the death of Saiyid Sultan, Government
dctei mined to assist the ruler of Masqat in chastising the Qawasim jt
but trie decision was hedged about by so many conditions and qualifica
tions as to render it almost impossible of execution. Captain Seton was
to refrain from action altogether unless satisfied that the Wahhabi Amir
would not take offence at the coercive measures to be employed ; in his
proceedings towards the pirates, even, he was " to act with the greatest
moderation and " to aim at pacification by means of negotiation " ; and
he was to ayoid all possible complications with the Governments of
Turkey and Persia. A further difficulty was created by his being
inquired to conduct his proceedings in consonance with the ideas of
^ Ir. Manestv, Resident at Basrah, and also with those of Lieutenant
Bruce, Resident at Bushehr. In the event Captain Seton, who sailed
from Masqat in the " Mornington " on the 28th of May 1805, unfor
tunately allowed himself, before taking steps against the Qawasim, to
be drawn into thinly-veiled cooperation with Saiyid Badar against the
Ma mi possessors of Bandar 'Abbas..—a proceeding against which the
Persian authorities afterwards protested as an act of hostility against
themselves ; but before their protest had time to take effect Captain
beton found an opportunity for a partial reckoning with the Qawasim.
On the 15th of June the Anglo-'OmSni squadron, on a report that
Qasinn fleet had arrived there, moved over to Qishm town; but the
_rum our proved to be incorrect, and, as the Qawasim were in too great
^ ^ thevhaTe heeo
for the atronglj anti-official tendencies of Bacbn Jh am ^Z T ^ j ** !
fto* Wi. because o t Mi a..,*. ap . n the aove?lT c ; W i 0 t :;' d . ! r UbM,nint,J ^
ti ' ^
for avenging the death of hie imm A' ^ 0n , ruier ^ ^«sqat to take steps
slain by the Qawfcim mmediate predecessor, ^aiyid Sultin, who had been

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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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