'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (817/1782)
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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and that, if others had been substituted in their place, the Britisli
Government, committed to the support of their own nominees, would
have become entangled in local affairs. The minor stipulations which
it was desired to insert in the treaty might, he conceived, be enforced at
any time when a necessity for them should arise, for they would be in
harmony with the general spirit and objects of the treaty, which were
perfectly well understood by the Arabs. In his opinion, any condition
which obliged the boats of particular ports to put to sea unarmed would
make it incumbent on the British Government to protect them from the
attacks of their enemies ; and the export of ship-timber from India appeared
to him to be a question of the internal regulations of that country, to which
it was unnecessary to refer in a treaty with the Qawasim. But the prin
cipal argument of Sir W. Grant Keir was that, though a treaty might
be entered into with the Qawasim to restore confidence, " any measure
calculated to secure their reform must have its foundation in power,"
and that reliance must be placed, not on the binding power of any
agreement, but rather on the moral effect of the defeat which the tribe
had sustained, and on prompt and effective action by the naval and
military force which it was the intention of the Honourable Company to
maintain for the future in the Gulf. By the treaty death and "for-
feiture were declared to be the penalty of piratical crimes, and, such being
the case, it could not be said that the treaty failed to render punishable
the violation of its own terms.
In the end, though in certain respects the views of the Bombay
Government remained unaltered, the settlement as arranged upon the
spot was allowed to stand; and subsequent events proved the policy of
Sir William Grant Keir to have been no less judicious than it was
PERIOD FROM THE GENERAL TREATY OF PEACE TO THE
FIRST MARITIME TRUCE, 1820-35.
Arrangements for the repression of piracy after the
BomW f th0 x, ^ ^P^bing a force against Ras -al-Khaimah the Government of
Government. . 0m ^ not; as alrea(1 y shown, lost sight of the fact that, whatever
immediate success might attend the expedition, further measures of a more
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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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