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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎651] (794/1782)

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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with Sultan -bin-Saqar ; of arranging with the Qasimi Staikh, after his
restoration, a renewal of the treaty of 1806 ; and of concluding new
treaties upon similar lines with other Arab powers in the Gulf. The
failure from the military point of view of the Saiyid's expedition,
notwithstanding help rendered by the Bani Yas tribe of Abu Dhabi,
caused the British scheme founded on it to fall to the ground.
In 1814 a fresh expedition by Saiyid Sa'id against Ras-al-Khaimah Repetition
in which the Bani Yas once more assisted, was crowned with partial 3ame '
success, the Qawasim binding themselves by the terms of peace to abstain
from aggression upon the inhabitants of either coast of the Gulf of
'Oman and 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. below Bahrain and Kangun, all of whom
were to be regarded as subjects of Masqat, and to return any booty which
might have been taken by their fleets then actually at sea j but the
engagement was not observed. During the presence of the Saiyid before
Ras -al-Khaimah, or very shortly after his departure, a Persian vessel
carrying goods from Masqat to Bandar 'Abbas, a port under his jurisdic
tion, was attacked by 7 Qasimi boats and taken after a stout resistance
in which many were killed on both sides ; and it is not clear that
restitution was made even in this case, although it was covered by the
terms of the treaty, on which the ink was not yet dry.
Saiyid Sa'id, before sailing against Ras -al-Khaimah in 1814, had
attempted to enlist the active co-operation of the Bombay Government
by claiming the benefits of an offensive and defensive alliance ; but this
interpretation of existing Anglo -'Omani treaties was at once repudiated
by the British authorities. Lieutenant Bruce, however, who had been
instructed to proceed to Ras -al-Khaimah in any case and to demand
satisfaction for recent injuries by the Qawasim, besides obtaining if
possible, a fresh treaty with the tribe, was authorised to accompany the
expedition; but it would seem that either the course of events or the
line of policy followed by his associate was such as did not permit of
his intervening in the negotiations.
In the accommodation which was arranged the Saiyid appears to
have concentrated his attention on obtaining advantages for hims
and even to have obliged Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar to relinquish m his
favour all claims to Has-al-Khaimah ; but it was agreed that the Shaik
should be placed in possession of Sharjah, at which pto and at.
Lingeh he for some time afterwards continued to leside, „ , , «
In August 1814. Sultan-bin-Saqar, who was then at Lmgeh and was ^
supposed to be well disposed towards the British Government sent an t.n-bi ^.r
agent of his own to the Court of Shiraz, on a mission of which e ^
nature did not transpire ; the only visible result was that, three months

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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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