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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎672] (815/1782)

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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672
connection, that the Shaikhs of Dhayah (or Rams) and Jazirat-al-
Hamra, who no longer enjoy any such distinction, were apparently treated
in 1820 as on an equality with those who still do.
Terms of the dip ,..
Treaty. % ^e first article of the General Treaty of Peace the signatories
bound themselves to ahstain for ever from all plunder and piracy by sea
and land. In the second article plunder and piracy were distinguished
fiom lawful warfare; and plunder and piracy, to whatever nation the
persons attacked might belong, were interdicted under pain of death and
forfeiture of property. The third article prescribed a flag for use by all
Arabs included in the treaty, namely, that known in the British Navy as
White-pieiced-Red ; of this pattern the red centre was understood
to perpetuate the blood-red flag of the Qawasim, the emblem
even at the present day of most maritime Arabs, while the white border
ua ' mbolical of peace. The object of the fourth article was apparently
to make it clear that the British Government entertained no political or
territorial ambitions 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. and would not interfere in
ordinary local disputes. The fifth article, some difficulty in enforcing
which was foreseen by Sir W. Grant Keir himself, contemplated the
introduction of two sets of papers, viz., a " Register " for the identification
)f < veiy \essel by means of measurements, etc., given under the signature
of tht chief, and a " Port Clearance/' also signed by the chief, to certify
t he particulars of the actual voyage on which the vessel might be engao-ed,
both of which were to be produced on the demand of a British or "other "
\essel. rhe object of these provisions was to introduce law and order at
sea and to pievent irresponsible equipages from ranging the Gulf with
impunity. Principally to facilitate execution jf the provisions relating
t) slups papeis the sixth article empowered 2he " pacificated Arabs to
maintain an agent at the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Gulf and the British
Go\eihnunt to accredit an envoy to the Arabs, the representative in either
ease to be paid 01 maintained by the party whose interests he represented.
Lhe sexenth article, introduced chiefly in order to make it clear that failure
of oik 01 more signatories to conform to the treaty should not be held to
absolve the others fiom observance of the same, imposed upon the
pacificated Aiabs the duty of co-operating with the British Govern-
to punish plunder and piracy. The eighth article condemned the
ns Qtu imi custom of putting prisoners to death in cold blood
\ 11 ^ 1 wai extermination against those who should in future
| ' e it. The ninth article, which was inserted at the instance of
' 11 tin hi

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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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