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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎664] (807/1782)

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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664
Assurances
to Persia.
Objects
of the
eip «dition.
Composition
of the naval
and military
force*.
Captain Sadleir to the Government of India after his departure from
Hofuf not one reached its destination ; and in the expedition against
Ras-al-Khaimah, which meanwhile took place ; the expectation of Eoyp.
tian assistance was after the first discarded.
To prevent a misunderstanding: by the Persian Government of the
objects of the Ernish expedition, such as might easily arise through
the chastisement of the Shaikhs of Lingeh, Mughu, Charak and Chiru,
who were believed to be implicated in recent piracies and whom it was'
intended to punish, Dr. Jukes was despatched in advance with reas-
sunng letters from the Governor of Bombay for the Persian Governor
General of Pars and the Persian Governor of Bushehr ; and, on the
lath of December 1819, a letter explaining the intentions of the Indian
Government was addressed to Mr. H. Willoek, His Majesty's Charoe
d'Affaires at Tehran, for the satisfaction of the Persian Court.
In the instructions ultimately issued to Major-General Sir William
Grant Keir, K.M.G., in whom were vested both the supreme political
authority and the direction of the military operations, much was left to
the discretion of the commander ; but it was clearly indicated that the
main purpose of the expedition was the exemplary punishment of the
Qawasim of Ras-al-Khaimah and the annihilation of their power, by the
capture of the town and the destruction of all their piratical craft as well
as of every object of naval or military use which might be found there •
and similar measures were to be applied to Rams and other guilty ports'
subordinate to Ras-al-Khaimah, and to places on the Persian coast of which
the piratical character might be established. The principal restrictions
imposed by the orders of Government were that the British troops should
not, unless m very exceptional circumstances, be employed at any distance
rom the places at which there were piratical vessels to be destroyed;
an a , on the Persian side, the utmost practicable consideration should
be shown for the undisputed rights of His Persian Majesty. As regards
^ vTiZ r:r;"? at r 0f which the Government
ZJsLTfu u T E ^ rt,aU8 -" ^ ordered
Ma oa Sultan-bin-Saqar, who h*l recently deserted the Saiyid of
Masqat m an attempt to capture the ^ -u ^
chief whom the people might elect provided o TtiT' 0r ^ 0ther
with the Wahhabis and unliltelv to b. y , 6 wa6 uucon,je « te!(l
... is:
were already in the Gulf • U M ,Vhile 0tllere
' 11 "Liverpool/' 50 gum, Captain

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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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