'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (782/1782)
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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force on shore to be attacked by landing parties^ the eliips returned to
their former station. At daybreak on the 5th of July, however, a flotilla
of 30 Qasimi boats carrying- about 1,000 men entered the Qishm road
stead ; and here Captain Seton and Saiyid Badar immediately blockaded
In the negotiations that followed the part of intermediary was Preliminary
assumed by Mulla Husain, Shaikh of Qishm. Captain Seton in the n g ia u
first place required that the losses suffered by British shipping should be
made good by the Qawasim; but, as they assured him that they could not
pay more than Rs. 10,000, and such a sum only by instalments, the question
of an indemnity was dropped. Eventually it was arranged that, if the
"Trimmer " were returned to Captain Seton at Masqat in 25 days, along
with a letter for the Governor of Bombay expressing the penitence of
the Qawasim, their inability to pay an indemnity, and their resolve to
abstain from piracy in future, a truce should be observed until the
Governors pleasure was known ; and that, if the Governor considered
the settlement satisfactory, the " Trimmer " should be retained by Gov
ernment and peace declared. Mulla Husain was anxious that Captain
Seton should have a personal interview on shore with Sultan-bin-Saqar,
Shaikh of the Qawasim, who was present; but Captain Seton avoided
compliance with this wish as he learned that further conditions, to enable
the Qawasim to visit India, would be pressed upon his acceptance.
Saiyid Badar was anxious to return to Masqat, and it is possible that
his impatience may have prejudiced the negotiations ; on his part he was
satisfied with a truce of 70 lays, after which he intended, according to
his own statement, to requite the Qawasim for the death of Saiyid Sultan
and to expel them entirely from Qishm and the other parts of his Persian
fief. "While the Masqat fleet was before Bandar 'Abbas the Qawasim
appear to have attempted a diversion by means of maritime raids on Sur
and Gwadar. -r. ,,
Eventually, in October 1805, an agent from Mulla Husain of Qishm
arrived at Masqat to negotiate on behalf of the Qawasim, and Captain ber 1805.
Seton applied for the instructions of the Bombay Government; these,
when received, were to the effect that any peace to which the Government
became a party should be of a universal character, extending to the
whole Gulf, and that full indemnification for past losses must m any
case be required.
First British treaty with the Qawasim, 1806.
The enforcement of these extensive demands, so disproportionate to
the impression which had as yet been made on the minds of the Gulf
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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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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