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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎684] (827/1782)

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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Piracies by
Dibai boatf,
1834-35.
Piracies by
Sharjah
boats, 1835.
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gomo 25 wounded had been carried off hy their friends; and the losses
on ihe lar^e pirate Bag-hlah must have been even more considerable
The pettlement with the Hani Yas which followed this well -merited
chastisement was satisfactory in the extreme. One bri^, ? Baghlah.s
2 BatiJs and 5 Baqarahs, which had been captured by the Bani Yap, were
surrendered; the greater part of the cargo taken from the " Durya
Dow hit, a Bag-hlah under British colours, was recovered; compensation
for other property to the amount of over 1 10,000 in cash and kind
was obtained, a bond and security in the shape of 3 large Bani Yas
vessels being taken for due payment of the balance of $1,600; all
prisoners in the hands of the pirates were released; and two of the
principal buccaneers, Muhammad-bin-Saqar and Muhammad-bin-Majid,
were handed over to be tried for their crimes. In addition a Bani Yas
Batil, which happened to arrive from India at Masqat, was detained by
the authorities of that port. At Bombay Muhammad-bin-Saqar was
ounvicted of piracy on the high seas in the' case of the " Durya Dowlut"
and sentenced to transportation for life; but Muhammad-bin -Majid, on
the failure of the case against him, was brought back to the Gulf to be
handed over to Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, and unfortunately escaped by
swimming ashore from an anchorage four miles off Sharjah.
General depredations on the trade of the Gulf were commenced by the
Al Bu Falasah of Dibai soon after their secession, elsewhere described,
from Abu Dhabi; they attacked and plundered 1 Masqat, 1 Bahrain and
^ Nabaud vess els, murdering in the first case 5 men; and they looted a
village on the coast of Batinah near Masqat. A British demonstration
against the town of Dibai, however, procured full satisfaction in the cases
m which it had not been voluntarily afforded or otherwise obtained.
In 1835 the Sharjah chief, on pretence of assisting the Saiyid of
Oman against the rebellious town of Sohar, proceeded with a fleet to
Khor Fakkan and Dibah, but his depredations soon extended beyond the
shipping of Sohar to that of his nominal ally, and even to neutral
vessels ; for such as were reported, however, he was compelled to afford
satisfaction.
IxelatioiiS of the Pirate Coast Shaikhs with the Saiyid of Masqat,
1820-35.
Before proceeding to review the internal history of the Pirate Coast
trom the General Treaty of Peace in 1820 to the first Maritime Truce in
-ft it^

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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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