'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (825/1782)
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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the value of one 'Ajman Batil seized in reprisal by the people of Masqat
had been deducted, made good the balance of the claim by handing
over boats, money, jewels and other property to the required amount.
These events took place in 1832.
In May 1832 a boat belonging to a British subject was taken by
pirates off the Persian Coast; and subsequently three of the principal
offenders, who belonged to the village of Khan in the Sharjah princi
pality, absconded from that place and took refuge with the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi. The settlement of this case was delayed by other more
pressing demands on the services of the British cruisers in the Persian
Gulf; but in 1833 the chief of Abu Dhabi, on whom the first demand
was served, paid up a fine of $1,500 rather than surrender the criminals.
Shaikh Sultan, from whom $2,000 fell to be recovered, was at first
recalcitrant; but a few shots fired into a Sharjah Batil lying near
.Ajman quickly brought him to his senses.
In 1833 the crew of a Qasimi boat touching at the island of Khargu
carried away a portion of a tent belonging to the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
which had been transferred to Khargu during the prevalence of plague at
Bushehr; and, as the marauders were well aware of the British owner
ship of the article stolen, the case was treated as one of intentional
insult, and a war vessel was sent in pursuit. The thieves were found at
Muhammareh and brought back with the stolen property to Bushehr,
but were afterwards released at the intercession of the Shaikh of
In 1834 some members of the Sudan tribe who had recently removed
from 'Ajman to Abu Dhabi attacked a Batil of the Matarish from
Matrah and plundered her of property worth $1,000; no loss of life,
however, occurred. In this case redress was withheld by the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi, until British vessels, prepared to enforce it, appeared off
his port. In this year the squadron in the Gulf consisted of two
cruisers only, the " Amherst " and the " Elphinstone.""
The year 1S35 was made remarkable by an expiring flicker of the
old piratical spirit, which this time flamed up, not among the subjects
of the Qasimi Shaikh, but in the formerly well-behaved and law-
abiding tribe of the Bani Yas. The outbreak may be attributed
partly to a change of rulers at Abu Dhabi and to dissensions among the
Bani 1 as ; partly to the passions kindled by recent savage wars between
the Shaikhs of Sharjah and Ras-al-Khaimah ; and partly to the weak
ness of the British naval establishment in the Gulf. The Bani fas
pirates placed themselves in the fair-way of the Gulf and began to
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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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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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