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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎652] (795/1782)

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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later, the Shaikh received a drepp of honour from the Shah of Persia and
was requested to eo-operate with the Persians in the reduction nf
Bahrain.
Preliminarj ^ ^ ^ ^siilentjat Bushehr had for some time been in correspondence with
KeT'th. aean-bin-Rahmah, de facto Shaikh of Rfe-al-Khaimah, in regarf to
Resident at depredations committed by the Qawasim on the coast of India • and '
fSmi "' d tllc the Bhip " Ahmad Shah," apparently eontaining remounfa
plenipoten- for the East India Company, had been taken by the Shaikh of Charak
October near the I6land of whence a part of the booty had been carried
18U. off to Ras-al-Khaimah in a Qasimi boat. Hasan-bin-Rahmah did not
immediately reply to the Resident's first letter, but proceeded to
Dara'iyah to confer, perhaps on the subject thereof, with 'Abdullah-bin-
Sa 'ud, the Wahhabi Amir. On his way back to Ras -al-Khaimah
lasan-bm-Rahmah despatched from Hasa a certain Hasan-bin-
Muhammad-bin-Ghaith with letters from the Shaikh himself and from
the Wahhabi Amir for Lieutenant Bruce: this emissary arrived at
Buehehr on the 2nd of October 1814. In their epistles the Amir and
the Shaikh both denied the commission of offences by the Qawasim
against the British flag, but promised the restitution of any property
the taking of which could be proved; both requested that the distinc
tion between British subjects and others might be made more plain;
and a request was added by the Shaikh that Hasan-bin-Muhammad
might be treated as a plenipotentiary empowered on his part to renew
the treaty of 1806, and that the past might be regarded with a lenient
eye. To increase the attractiveness of these proposals a hope was held
out that an Agent would shortly be deputed by Hasan-bin-Rahmah to
Bombay for the purpose of negotiating a regular treaty; and, by way
of mollifying the resentment of the British Government, it was verbally
explained by the envoy that the incessant naval warfare in which
e Qawasim engaged was necessary for the maintenance of their
| 11 u Gulf, and that without it they could not live in safety from
eir enemies. Lieutenant Bruce and the emissary accordingly signed
a preliminary agreement by which it was provided that, in consider-
ation of the Qawasim's respecting British vessels in future, flying a
special flag to distinguish them from other maritime Arabs, restoring
tie ompany's property taken from the "Ahmad Shah/' and fulfilling
certain other conditions, the misdeeds of the past should be overlooked
an the tribe should be at liberty to visit the ports of British India.
On the Resident's part this agreement was entered into subject to the
approbation of the Government of Bombay, to whom it was immediately

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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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