'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (793/1782)
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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the Wabhabi Amir a letter would seem to have been addressed, requeet-
ing that potentate to prohibit piracy by his dependents ; and he in his
reply, which was dignified but somewhat sarcastic in tone, appears to
have stated that he had no cause of quarrel with Christians and that
he had interdicted his followers from molesting British vessels * The
" distinguished zeal, prudence, promptitude and ability with which the
operations generally had been conducted by Captain Wainright and
Colonel Smithf were highly commended by the Governor-General of
India in Council.
Renewed trouble with the Qawasim, 1811-1819.
During the remainder of 1810 and throughout the year 1811, the
li.E.I. Company's cruisers "Benares" and "Prince of Wales''
being for part of that time employed in the Gulf, there was a complete
cessation of piracy ; but in 1812 the Qawasim showed signs of returning
to their nefarious practices. In 1818 several large craft belonging to
Kangun and Basrah fell into their hands, while some Indian trading
vessels under the British flag were plundered by them, and others lay
in enforced idleness at Porbandar not venturing to put to sea. The
possibility of a renewed outbreak such as occurred is partially explained
by the unsurveyed state 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. , in consequence of which a
much larger proportion than was supposed of piratical craft had escaped
destruction in 1809-10.
In 1813, as mentioned J in the history of the ; OmAn Sultanate, an
expedition was undertaken by Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat against Rau-al-
Khaimah, the ostensible object of the same being the restoration of
Sultan-bin-Saqar, the legitimate Shaikh of the Qawasim, who promised
to exert his influence for the repression of piracy, to his position of
authority over the tribe. At the suggestion of the Saiyid and under
orders from the Government of Bombay, Lieutenant Bruce, the British
Resident at Bushehr, accompanied the 'Omani expedition for the
purpose of witnessing the agreement which Sa'id proposed to form
* See Morier's Journey through Persia, pagts 374-375.
. t ^oIoij«S Lioi.el SmitL, G.C.B., G.C.H., served with the 65th Regiment from 1806
till about 1825 ; be was promoted Major-Ueneral in 1819 ; he became Colonel of the Ist
cot m 1834 and Colonel of the 40Mi Poet in 1837 ; and in the latter year he rtached
i« lan of Lieutenant-General, In 1838 he was created a Baronet. He was appointed
overnor-Gwjeral of Jamaica, and afteiwards of Mauritius, where he died in 1843.
+ Vide page 445 ante.
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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