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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎679] (822/1782)

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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679
of forte ; that the article in which slaves were mentioned referred not
to the buying and selling of persons already enslaved but to raids on
the coast of Africa for the purpose of making slaves, which alone could
be correctly described as " plunder and piracy " ; and that the promise
of protection against non-signatories only covered the Indian ports to
which, by the same article, access was guaranteed to signatories.
Here it may be mentioned that Sultan-bin-Saqar, having apparently j) es t ruc tion
received permission from Lieutenant-General Smith so long before as of a tower
• Shinab
1821, proceeded in 1823 to erect a tower 30 feet high on the sea-face 1823.
of Ras-al-Khaimah, whereupon Captain Faithfull of the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. ,
supposing this to be a breach of treaty, at once proceeded to the spot with
five cruisers and obtained the demolition of the work. Captain FaithfulFs
action was rendered possible by his omission to consult the
Resident, who was probably by this time aware of the ruling of
GoYernment in resrard to now fortifications,—an omission which he
was enjoined to avoid for the future in all political questions, unless
of extreme urgency.
The establishment of order at sea was necessarily a gradual process ; Minor
i Diracies
but piracy had ceased to be a profession, and such cases as occurred,
even when they could not be attributed to quarrels among the Arab
chieftains or their subjects, did not often affect the vessels of foreigners.
At the end of 1823 one Ilassun of Sharjah fitted out a boat for ig23.
piratical purposes and was said to have cruised for some time, but
without success, off the coast near Jashk; on his return to port his
proceedings became the subject of inquiry, but evidence sufficient to
ensure his conviction was not obtained.
At the beginning of 1824 two other Sharjah boats put to sea with 1324
nefarious intentions, as was reported to the Senior Marine Officei by
the Shaikh, though not until after their departure ; and a little latei
it was stated that they had captured a Mahra Baghlah near Soqotrah,
putting all on board of her to death, and had proceeded on their wa}
to Zanzibar. This case also was apparently not free from doubt, for
the British Government, on the return of the boats to their home
waters, rested content with the breaking up of one, which was founci
abandoned at Charak, while the other, discovered at Matrah, was left
unmolested.
In 1825 a somewhat grave case occurred through an unpiovcked
attack by some vessels of Sharjah upon a Bahrain boat neai the Lland
of Hanjam, in which the Bahrainis had three or four men killed and
were robbed of a considerable amount of specie; and in the rnonth^
August the Senior Marine Officer was directed to proceed t3 ^-h'

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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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