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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎681] (824/1782)

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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scuttled and sunk. Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, alarmed at the view of
the case taken by the British authorities, despatched a Baghlah in
pursuit of the pirate Batil, which was eventually forced on shore near
Ijinfeh; the majority of the buccaneers were captured and taken to
Ras-al-Khaimah, where they were imprisoned for several months; and
the Batil and the stolen property recovered were delivered up to the
Saiyid of 'Oman. Muslim-bin-Rashid seems to have been subsequently
strangled by order of Sultan-bin-Saqar, whom, if rumour may be
trasted, he accused of being himself the instigator of the crime.
In 1829 the British merchant ship a Sunbury" was somewhat
unceremoniously handled at Sharjah in consequence of a belief, not
unfounded, that she carried supplies for the hostile port of Abu Dhabi.
The car^o for Abu Dhabi having been resold by the agent of the
owner to the Shaikh of Sharjah without the knowledge of the captain
of the ship, several boatfuls of men boarded the " Suubury in a very
insolent manner to take delivery; an attempt was made to haul down
the British flag ; and the mate, in resisting it, was struck with some
violence by one of the Arabs. The incident was quickly terminated on
the arrival of the "Amherst" sloop-of-war. Shaikh Sultan, after pro
testing his ignorance of the affair, caused the tirst boat that hat.
boarded the " Sunbury " to be burnt, while the chief aggressor in the
matter of the colours w 7 as tied up and flogged by his ordeis.
In 1831, a number of places on the Persian Coast having been
deserted by their inhabitants in consequence of the plague then lading,
some Qavvasim on their way home from Basrah seized tlu opportunity
to plunder Dilam and Rig, which were among the number, and furthe
down the coast they took possession of a boat returning fiom Kangun
to Bushehr.
These excesses appear to have been ignored; but when the SI
of 'Ajman, being openly at war with the people of Soliar as a n
consequence of his coalition with Saiyid Said against them m
extended his depredations to the shipping and commerce of the man
Sultanate to which Sohar had now ceased to belong, steps were
immediately taken to call him to account : this, however, was no
done until his captures at sea amounted to more than a oze ^
with their cargoes. Sultan-bin-Saqar having found it convenien
deny that he any longer possessed authority over Ajman o .
QaiU an ultimatum was conveyed direet to Shaikh Ba.lud of Ajmau
by two British vessels of war ; and his efforts at evasion eing ™
by a refusal to allow him more than 24 hours grace, t ie
Case ot the
" Sunbury,"
1829.
Further
petty
piracies,
1831-34.
1832.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎681] (824/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575945.0x000019> [accessed 19 December 2018]

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