'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (823/1782)
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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piracy on a
with a squadron and demand full compensation; should it not be
granted he was to remove the Residoney Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. and to capture
all the vessels belonging to the port. As a result of his proceedings
ample redress was vouchsafed to the injured parties, the Shaikh of
Bahrain expressed himself satisfied, and a proper appreciation of the
treaty of ] 8 ;i0 was inculcated upon the people of the whole Gulf.
In 1826 a series of piracies were committed by 'Obaid-bin-Sa'adun
and Saif-bin-Dhaikhan (or Tikhan), adherents of the freebooter Suwaidan-
bin-Za'al who had fled from Abu Dhabi territory and settled at Dohah in
Qatar, in the nominal jurisdiction of the Shaikh of Bahrain. Their offences
included the taking of an Abu Dhabi Baghlah, several persons in which
were killed and wounded; the capture of an Umm-al-Qaiwain boat, not
long retained, with a loss to the defenders of one man killed and one
wounded; and the plunder of a vessel belonging to Bahrain. On
the ground that the base of these piratical operations was Dohah
in the jurisdiction of the shaikh of Bahrain, while the sufferers in one
case belonged to Umm-al-Qaiwain, a dependency of Sharjah, Sultan-
bin-Saqar now attempted to evade payment of the compensation arranged
in the Hanjam case of 1825 ; but his plea was not admitted by the
British authorities. It does not appear that in the cases of 1826,
though the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi appealed to the British authorities
and nearly declared war against the Shaikh of Bahrain, any action was
taken by the Resident ; but in 1827 the Shaikh of Sharjah was induced
to imprison one ""Adwi of 'Ajman who had committed piratical acts
against boats belonging to Dibai.
In 182S some Bani Yas pirates, who in July of that year had
captured two Bahrain Baqarahs and a Kuwait Batil not far from
Dohah, succeeded in escaping to the interior; but the boats taken
were recovered and restored to the owners. In September 1828 a
vessel manned chiefly by subjects of Abu Dhabi, after a cruise upon
the Persian Coast and the seizure of their captain at one place where
they touched, returned to the Arabian side, plundering on their
homeward way four boats belonging to ""Asalu which they found in
the neighbourhood of Yas Island; but the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, on
both parties appearing before him, caused the sufferers to be fully
In 1828 the atrocities of earlier days were recalled to mind by an
attack made upon a boat from Sohar by a Batil under the command of one
Muslim-bin-Rashid of Ras-al-Khaimah ; in this affair the whole cargo
of tne Sohar boat was plundered, the crew numbering 14 persons were
tied to a grapnel and thrown overboard, and the vessel itself was
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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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