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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎645] (788/1782)

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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be ignored, the latter being treated for all purposes as an independent
power.* The susceptibilities of the Persian and Turkish Governments were
to be respected to the utmost, and the local representatives of the former
were to be assured, if necessary, that the operations against the pirates
covered no territorial designs. At Laft, though that place was no longer
under the control of the Saiyid of Masqat, the Qasimi shipping was not
to be destroyed without his express assent.
The naval force detailed for the expedition was placed under the ^trength ^aud
command of Commodore J. Wainwright of H.M.b. Chiifonne, 06 of the
guns, and consisted, besides the flagship, of H.M.S. " Caroline/' 36 expedition,
guns; and of the H.E.I. Company^ cruisers " Mornington/' 22 guns;
"Ternate," 16 guns; "Aurora/ 1 14 guns; "Mercury/' U guns;
"Nautilus/' 14 guns; "Prince of Wales/' 14 guns; 'Vestal/' 10
guns; " Ariel," 10 guns; " Fury," 8 guns; and " Stromboli," bomb-
ketch.
The land force, conveyed in 4 large transports and commanded by
Lieutenant-Colonel Lionel Smith of His Majesty's 65th Regiment,
amounted to about 1,411 fighting men, of whom 883 were Europeans and
528 natives of India ; the European portion was composed of His
Majesty's 65th Regiment, the flank companies of His Majesty's 47th
Regiment, and a detachment of the Bombay Artillery.]"
The armament, as a whole, was under the joint command of Captain
Wainwright and Colonel Smith.
By the death of Captain Seton, Resident at Masqat, a month before
it sailed, the expedition was deprived of its political adviser.]; Mr. Bunce
who was sent to take Captain Seton's place but probably possessed
no local knowledge, was ordered by the Bombay Government to remain
at Masqat; he also expired before the end of the year. . , ttftQ The voya ge.
The expedition started from Bombay on the 14th of Septembei _0 .
Before the ships had been 24 hours out of port the bottom e ou
of the " Stromboli " bomb-ketch^ andshe^foun ^ed^^in^hher^
* lu iome earlier instructions sent to Captain Seton a sort of to have
Wahhabi Amir of the action about to he taken e ^The writer has not
been contemplated : see Bombay Selection*, XXII, page ^ , nr executed>
been able to ascertain whether theie earlier xnBtructions were c t ,1 f orce on iy
t According to Regimental Records there were 638 sepoys and the whole force only
numbered about 1,200 men. . Uo^rW, at Masqat,
t Captain S^ton, of the Bombay Milto, 7' on ^
with two fihort iutervals, from 1800 to 1809. He ic o cmefal roader of
2 n a of Aogu s t 1809 and was huried at that plaoe.^ lewaa^ ^
his instructions, and the repudiation by Qovernm ^ will be remembered ; bat
with the Amirs of Sind in 1808 \vtde Kaje s fg ^ death was much
he seems to have been an earnest and energetic o »
regretted.

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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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