'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (796/1782)
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 hollowness of the arrangement was, however, very shortly demon
strated by the seizure, in Ras-al-Khaimah harbour, of a boat in which
Lieutenant Brace, under the orders of Government, had sent friendly
letters to the chief and to his envoy, Hasan-bin-Muhammad, regarding
the capture off Porbandar in the preceding month of August of some
boats under British colours. According to one authority * the wretched
envoy himself had, on his return from Bushehr to Ras-al-Khaimah,
been subjected to the most degrading treatment because of his con
cessions to the infidel.
The Qawasim, feeling perhaps how deeply they had committed
themselves, now indulged in a carnival of maritime lawlessness, to
which even their own previous record presented no parallel. In the
Mughu anchorage, with the connivance of the people of Mughu, they
captured a Baghlah belonging to Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat which was
laden with remounts for His Majesty's 17th Light Dragoons and with
sulphur for the British Government. Six native vessels were taken by
them off the coast of Sind; and not long afterwards an action was
fought off Quryat between one of their fleets, consisting of a ship with
25 Baghlahs and Batils, and a squadron commanded by Saiyid Sa id of
Masqat in person. In this encounter the Saiyid was wounded, while his
flagship the " Caroline" was boarded, and, but for an opportune dis
charge of grape from the poop among the enemy's boarders oiowiliti
the forecastle, would probably have been taken. In 1815 a Biitish
Indian vessel was captured by the Qawasim near Masqat, the majority
of the crew being put to death and the remainder held to ransom.
On the 6th of January 1816 the H.E.I. Company's armed
pattamar " Deriah Dowlut," officered and manned entirely by natives
of India, was attacked by Qawasim off Dwarka, and eventually taken
by boarding. Out of 38 souls on board, 17 were killed or murdered,
8 were carried prisoners to Ras -al-Khaimah, and the remaindei, being
wounded, were landed on the Indian coast. The entire armament
of the fC Deriah Dowlut" consisted of two Impounder and three 2-poun-
der iron guns ; whereas each of the pirate vessels, thiee in numbei,
carried six 9-pounders and was manned by 100 to 200 Arabs, fully
In the same month a Qasimi squadron composed of 15 vessels, the
smallest pulling 20 oars, waylaid the H.E.I. Company s cruiser Amoia
of U guns, Captain Jeakes, while convoying down 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. a arge
the " Deriah
* Vide Buckinghara, pages 424-425.
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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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