'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (786/1782)
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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an hour. At length the Aral* squadron took to fiig'ht, pursued by the
" Nautilus/' who plied them with her shot as long as they were
Second Britisk expedition against the Qawasim, 1809-10.
The insolence of the Qawasim and their power for mischief had now
reached such a point that they could no longer be ignored; and the spirit
of the tribe was clearly shown in a demand, made by the Shaikh of Ras-
al-Khaimah about this time, that the Government of Bombay should pay
tribute for the privilege, which he would accord to their ships, of naviga
ting 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. in safety. The Qasimi sailing craft were
eetimated to amount to 63 large and 813 smaller vessels, and the crews
to aggregate nearly 19,000 men.
The outbreak of piracy in 180S was attributed, like the same pheno
menon in 1805, to Wahhabi influence ; but the indications of this, though
more substantial than on the former occasion, could still hardly be called
conclusive, Husain-bin-'Ali of Rams had, it is true, visited the capital of
the Wahhabis before becoming their representative in the Qasimi
country ; and there were rumours of an engagement on his part that
one-fifth of the proceeds of piracies should be paid to the Wahhabi
Amir in accordance with Wahhabi practice in such matters. The
piracies on the Indian coast were considered by Captain Seton to be due
to Wahhabi instigation; and, whether his belief were well-founded or no,
it was undeniable that the recent outrages coincided very closely in time
with the supersession of the hereditary Shaikh of the Qawasim by a
Wahhabi officer. In 1809 the deposed Qasimi Shaikh, Sultan-bin-Saqar,
was decoyed by the Wahhabis to their capital, Dara'iyah, and there
detained; but he eventually escaped, by way of Yaman and the port of
Mokha, to Masqat, where he was kindly received by Saiyid Sa'id, the
ruler. Meanwhile a demand had been addressed to the Qawasim by the
Wahhabi Amir, that they should join the ^Utub in a naval expedition
against Kuwait and Basrah ; and with this requisition they seem to ha\ e
complied, or at least to have professed their willingness to comply.
On the coast of Persia, in 1809, the Qawasim sustained a check,
being driven out of Lingeh and Charak by a Persian force fiom Lai and
compelled to retire to Basidu on Qishm Island ; it is probable, however,
that this reverse was of very short duration, for a British aimament a
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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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