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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎665] (808/1782)

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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Collier; H .M .S. " Eden/' 26 guns ; H.M.S. " Curlew/' 18 guns ;
and the H .E .I. Company's cruisers " Teignmouth/' "Benares,"
"Aurora/' " Nautilus," " Ariel " and " Vestal," of 16, 16, 14,14, 10,
and 10 guns respectively. The transports for the conveyance of land
troops and naval stores numbered 18 ; and the military portion of the
force consisted of one company of European artillery,* His Majesty's
4i7tli and 65th Regiments, the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Regiment of
Native Infantry, the flank companies of the 1st Battalion of the 3rd
Kegiment of Native Infantry and of the Marine Battalion, and half a
company of Pioneers : in all 3,069 fighting men, of whom 1,645 were
Europeaas and 1,424 were sepoys.t The divisional staff consisted of
Major E.G. Stannus, Assistant Adjutant-General; Captain D. Wilson,
Assistant Quartermaster-General ; and Captain G. F. Sadleir of the 47th
Regiment, Interpreter : the place of the last, as he was still absent
on his mission, was taken by J Captain T. Perronet Thompson of H. M.'s
17th Light Dragoons,
Sir W. Grant Keir having embarked in the "Liverpool," the The voyage,
division of transports carrying the European troops sailed from Bombay
on the 3rd of November 1819 and was followed by the remainder at
an interval of a few days ; the whole were under the convoy of men-of-
war. The Qawasim remained active to the last. At the end of October
their vessels were reported to be cruising in large numbers off the
coasts of Makran, Sind and Kathiawar ; and the " Curlew," while
actually on her way to Bombay to join the fleet, had been attacked by
15 large Qasimi boats which she defeated in a five hours battle,
sinking three and capturiug seven. While the fleet made straight for the
appointed rendezvous off Qishm, the commander of the expedition pro
ceeded in the " Liverpool " to confer with Saiyid ba'id at Masqat, arriv
ing there on the 13th of November ; on the 21st he rejoined the main
body of the expedition at sea ; and on the 24th, a gale then blowing,
all but the rearmost ships were collected at an anchorage undca the
lee of Larak Island.
On the 25th of November the " Liverpool," accompanied by^ the
" Benares," arrived off Kas -al-Khaimah and blockaded the harbour, blockade of
while the transports on the 26th moved round to Qishm town to take ^ s h> a1 "^"
' The guns were *'a battering train of six 18-pounderB, with some lU-inch moitftM
Mid Sj-lnch howitzers, and field pieces in proportion.' (Regimental Records.)
t" The 65th Regiment embarked 750 rank and tile on this expedition,^and ^he lig
company was armed and equipped, by the authority and i *nctiou of Gorsrumen ,
nflemen.'' (Regimental Records of the 66th Foot.)
+ See footnote page 463 ante.

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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:

Extent and format
2 volumes (1624 pages)
Arrangement

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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