'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (820/1782)
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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flesident was instructed, in case, as appeared to he probable, the Persian
authorities should object to a British establishment at Mughu, to make
the necessary dispositions at Basidu instead.
Relations of the Britisli Government with the Pirate Coast,
the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at to the
McLeod, * an able and judicious officer, now November
The immediate supervision of the Pirate Coast having devolved, at instructions
the withdrawal of the Qishm detachment, on
Bushehr, Lieutenant J.
appointed to that post vice Captain Bruce removed, was directed to
visit the signatories of the General Treaty of Peace for the purpose
of conciliating them, and of confirming them in the disposition which
they had hitherto shown to adhere to their obligations ; ho was also to
take advantage of the opportunity to explain that the evacuation of
Qiehm betokened no change of policy on the part of the British
Government, and that a marine force would still be maintained in the
Gulf and would continue to visit the Pirate Ports; and he was to
arrange for the introduction of ships' papers and the use of a particular
flag,—two provisions of the treaty which had hitherto been generally
neglected. In case of a recurrence of piracy he was empowered to
proceed to the destruction of boats; but he was not to resort to operations
by land. On the Persian side the Kesident was to maintain a close
watch upon piratical ports; but, in case of action becoming necessary,
he was merely to refer to the Persian Government, who had now
undertaken full responsibility for the control of their own coast.
Lieutenant McLeod, besides establishing a system of news reports, was
to study in detail the whole political system 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. . The
true understanding of local affairs upon the Arabian side may be said
to date from the time when these orders were carried into execution.
In January 1823 the Resident, in the a Ternate ^ accompanied by Lieutenant
the "Aurora " and " Antelope,all under the command of Captain
tour on the
Faithfull, made a voyage along the Pirate Coast and visited Pi-^Coast.
Qatar and Bahrain. Besides interviewing all the principal Shaikhs 18 23 (
and fulfilling the other instructions which he had received from Go , vein
ment, especially that relating to the institution of ships papers, the
Hesidenl discussed with the chiefs a number of points that had aii
Lieatenaut McLood died of fever at Bashehr in the followm n Seit
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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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