'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (798/1782)
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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already present there, was meanwhile sent to Ras-al-Khaimah to
demand an explanation, and returned to Bushehr with a flat denial, on
the part o£ the Qawasim. of their complicity in the Red Sea affair ; to
this denial were subjoined the further curious justifications, that the
Qawasim had promised to respect the lives and property of Christians only,
not those of idolatrous Hindus, and that in any case they could not recog
nise as native subjects of Britain any inhabitants of the western coast of
India except those of Bombay and Mang-alore. The Resident, Lieutenant
Bruce, and his Assistant, Lieutenant Taylor, arrived off Ras-al-Khaimah
on the 28th of November with the " Challenger/'' " Mercury/ - ' " Vestal
and " Ariel/"' and early the next morning a letter addressed to the Shaikh
was conveyed ashore by Lieutenant Taylor, but he was not allowed an
interview with the chief. A little later, however, Hasan-bin-Rahmah
consented to see Captain Bridges of the " Challenger/"' whom Mr.
J. S. Buckingham, afterwards well-known as a traveller and journalist,
accompanied in the capacity of interpreter ; and by these gentlemen it
was ascertained from the chief personally that he had both received the
letter of the Resident and fully understood its contents. In that com
munication discussion of the principal point, whether the Qawasim were
the authors of the crime in the Red Sea or not, was refused; the
immediate restoration of the plundered vessels and property or, alterna
tively, the payment of their value in cash was demanded ; the surrender
of Amir Ibrahim for punishment was claimed ; and it was added that
two sons of Shaikhs must be delivered up to the Government of Bombay
as hostages for the future behaviour of the tribe. In event of failure to
comply with all or any of these terms the squadron, under the instruc
tions received by the Resident, was simply to withdraw after denouncing
the displeasure of Government against Qawasim. The answer of the
Shaikh, delivered at noon on the 27th, was insolent and evasive ; but he
was given a further period of 24 hours for consideration, and meanwhile a
wind from the north-west arose, which compelled the squadron to weigh
anchor and run over for she?ter to the coast of Qishm. On the SOth
the ships again appeared before Ras-al-Khaimah and a fresh period of
grace was allowed the Shaikh, terminating at noon on the following day.
Hasan-bin-Rahmah continued obstinate and adhered firmly to his own
counter-proposal, which was that he should be allowed to send envoys
to Bomba}' to settle the matter there.
On the receipt of this reply the squadron stood in as close to the Futile attack
town as they could without going aground and opened fire upon four
A.rab vessels which were anchored close in-shore; but the range, which I3ecember
was fully a mile, was too great for all but a few of their guns; and,
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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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