'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (832/1782)
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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In 1832 Shaikh Nasir, a hereditary Governor of Bushehr who l/empnatra-
had been expelled by the Persian authorities blockaded his former Bcuhehr,
charge and summoned the Qawasim to his aid, promising them the i832,
plunder of the town if it should be taken. In response to this invita
tion Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, at the end o£ November, arrived in
person at Bnshehr with a fleet carrying from 1,000 to 1,500 men ; and
serious mischief might have resulted had not Mr. Blane, the British
Resident, seeing that Shaikh Nasir^s blockade had already failed and that
there was no hope of his permanent restoration by violence, ordered the
Qawasim to withdraw. This they did reluctantly and only in conse-r
quence of threats by the Resident to employ force.
Internal affairs of the Pirate Coast, 1820-35.
Even before the evacuation of Ras -a-Khaimah by the British forces Position
Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar had stepped into the place of principal authority
among the Qawasim. Hasan-bin-Rahmch of Ras -al-Khaimah had then
already become subservient to him; anc the aged Husain-bin- ; Ali of
Rams, who clung to his Wahhabi ideas and was apparently suppoited
by Qadhib-bin-Ahmad of Jazirat-al-Hamn, could make no head against
At the time when, in January 1823, Lieitenant McLeod's visit to the Position
Pirate Coast first laid bare to view the internal politics of the country,
the influence and power of the Shaikh -of Siarjah greatly exceeded those
of any other chief, the ruler of Abu Dlabi, his chief competitor,
not excepted. Sultan-bin-Saqar had now deported the old Shaikh of
Rams to Sharjah, replacing him by Muhammad-bin-'Abdur Rahman,
the son of a former Shaikh; his own brother Muhammad he had
placed over Ras -al-Khaimah town, which now occupied a site on
the mainland opposite to the peninsula; the Shaikh of Umm al
Qaiwain, ^Abdullah-bin-Rashid, owned him for hie liege-lord ; and on
the coast northwards of Sharjah the only chief v ho considered hi
independent was Rashid-bin-Hamaid, the Shaikh of Ajman.
obstacle in the way of his complete supremacy Sultan bin Saq
extremely anxious to remove, and, as evidence of his rig
'Ajman, he referred the Resident to the preliminary agreement made
between himself and General Sir W. Grant Keir in 1820, which express y
covered 'Ajman ; but the force of the argument as proving t e p ^
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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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