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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎641] (784/1782)

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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His exploit at Khor Fakkan must have been one of the last public Deposition
acts of Sultan-bin-Saqar at this time, for within the next few months Shaikh 81 '" 1
he was deprived, under orders from the Wahhabi Amir, of his general the
. . Wahhabi
headship over the Uawasim. He retained at first independent autho- Amir, 1808.
rity in his own port of Ras-al-Khaimah ; but in the following year (1809)
even this was taken from him; Husain-bin-'Ali, Shaikh of Rams,
was nominated governor and tax-collector on behalf of the Wahhabis
over most of what is now Trucial 'Oman, including Ras-al-Khaimah ;
and other Wahhabi officers were appointed to the smaller sub-divisions
of the country. The Wahhabis also possessed themselves of the forts
of Fujairah, Bitbnah, and Khor Fakkan in Shamailiyah.
Revival of piracy, 1808-1809.
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Mtack on the
"Lively,"
1808.
Apparently before the removal of Shaikh Sultan from the Qasimi
Shaikhship the predatory instincts of his tribe had broken forth once
more upon the high seas and the treaty of 1806 had been violated. This
breach of their engagements was the more notorious that it was
committed off the coast of India.
In April 1808, off the coast of Gujarat, the schooner " Lively,^
Lieutenant Macdonald, was hemmed in by 4 Arab vessels, each larger
and carrying more men than herself, and an attempt was made by the
enemy to board her ; but it was repulsed by the determined fire of the
" Lively," which did great execution. Three of the pirate craft which
took part in this affair were subsequently discovered at Surat and were
taken to Bombay ; but, though wounded men were found concealed on
board and the identification in other respects appeared to be complete,
the Government, " in consideration of their long detention, set. them
free again to exercise their calling on some hapless coaster. This they,
or others resembling them, seem to have done with effect; for, in the
course of 1808, no less than 20 country vessels fell a prey to Arab
buccaneers off the Indian coast.
About September 1808 the "Minerva," Captain Hop wood, another Ca^tureoftho
trading ship belonging to Mr. Manesty of Basrah, was captured 18 o8 t
by boarders from a number of Qasimi boats, which had maintained
a running fight with her during several successive days. The majoiity
of the occupants were, it was said, put to a cruel death by mefliods
indicative of religious fanaticism ; but the lives of the second mate^and

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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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