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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎658] (801/1782)

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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65*
Preparations
by the
Qawigi m
to OCC'JpJ
Bssidn.
Overtures of
the Qawasim
rejected by
the
Government
of Bombay.
Bahrain, the Shaikh of tho?e island^ was induced to arrange -vrith Hasan-
bin-Rahmah for the exchange of some Qasimi prisoners in the hands of
the British Government against Indian women then held in captivity at
Ras -al-Khaimah : of the latter 1 7 were released.
The Qawasim now entertained the design of forming a settlement
at Basidu on the island of Qishm, to which they might retire if success-
fullv assailed by the ever advancing Egyptians, and whence, at the same
time, they might continue to prey with convenience upon the upward
and downward commerce of the Gulf. The gallant action fought by the
" Antelope " is believed to have been largely instrumental in frustrating
the execution of this scheme.
Conscious of impending retribution, the de facto Shaikh of Ras-al-
Kbaimah at this point made overtures for a reconciliation with tbe
Government of Bombay and adverted to the negotiations of 1814 be
tween himself, the Wahhabi Amir and the British power ; but it was too
late. His advances were sternly rejected.
The third British expedition against the Qawasim, 1819-20.
Deliberations The third campaign of the Indian Government against the pirates of
preeeding the 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. was undertaken, after full consideration, with a firm
expedition.
resolve that it should be final and conclusive; and it probably would not
have been so long delayed as it was, had it not been for difficulties in India,
particularly those occasioned by the Gurkha war of 1 SI 1-15 and by the
Pindari troubles and Maratha war of 1 SI 7-18. Operations appear to have
been contemplated as early as 1S16; but it was not until September
1818 that the Government of Bombay submitted, under orders from the
Government of India, detailed suggestions for the pacification of the
Gulf. It was believed that a stubborn resistance would be offered by
the Qawasim, to overcome which a strong land force, estimated by the
Government of Bombay at 3,000, and by the Government of India at
4,000 or 5,000 men, would be required; and, as on account of the position
of affairs in the Dakkhan not a single battalion could be spared in time
for service abroad during the approaching winter, the Government of
India directed that the expedition should be postponed until the following
year. The Wahhabi power in Central Arabia had recently been over
thrown by Ibrahim Pasha, son of Muhammad 'Ali Pasha, Viceroy of
Egypt; and it was hoped that the eastward progress of the Egyptians,
whose active co-operation against Ras-al-Khaimah it was at the same
time resolved to invite, would in the meantime make the task of the

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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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