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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎640] (783/1782)

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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Arabs, having proved impossible without recourse to hostilities on a laro-e
scale, a modest treaty was signed by Captain Seton at Bandar 'Abbig
on the 6th of February 180C and was con6rmed by the Governor-General
of India on the 29th of April following. By this document peace was
established, the Qawasim binding themselves under a penalty of $30,000
to observe the same; the " Trimmer ", which had been brought to Masqat,
was restored, all claims to the cargo, guns, etc., of that vessel and of the
" Shannon " being however waived by the British Government; the
Qawasim undertook to assist British vessels visiting, or driven upon,
their shores, and promised to give three months , notice before infringing
the peace, should they find themselves compelled to do so at the behest
of the Wahhabi Amir; finally, in case of the treaty being ratified, as it
was shortly after, the tribe were to be at liberty, as before, to frequent the
ports of India. The Wahhabi Amir was not consulted in the negotia
tions. Before the execution of the treaty the " Shannon " had already
been returned in a dismantled state.
Temporary cessation of piracy, 1806-1808.
/ish^fleeUn For full - V tw0 J ' ear6 from tlie signature of this peace the Qawasim
the Gulf, remained quiescent, abstaining at least from offences against British
trade and vessels. It is not improbable that their good intentions,
recorded in the treaty of 1806, were confirmed by the presence in the
Gulf during 1807 of a fleet of no less than eight of the H .E .I.
Company's cruisers. These ships were originally sent in company with
H.M.S. Fox to threaten Basrah, in consequence of hostilities in
Europe between Britain and Turkey ; but, instead of being withdrawn
on the conclusion of this service, they were left on duty in the Gulf for
about a year,
Jf'ih' 1 , In 0ther direction,! ' the turbulence of the Qawaeim tos not
a ,: eether snE P ended - In 1806 some of the Qawasim eepoused the side
of Samd Qais of Sohar in his contest with Saivid Badar of Masqat for
the mastery of 'Oman, but they did not do so with sufficient foite to
• t.s being worsted by Badar. A spirited morement by which
e OaBimi Shaikh, Sultan-bin-Saqar, recovered Khor Fakkan from the
Omani Samds Sa'id and Qais in May 1808 is described in the historr
ot the Oman Sultanate.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎640] (783/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575944.0x0000b8> [accessed 14 August 2018]

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