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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎693] (836/1782)

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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killed in an engagement with the people of Dibai ; and a caravan of 50
camels bringing dates from Baraimi to Abu Dhabi was intercepted by
the enemy.
The garrison, however, did not lose heart, but under cover o£
night sent three large vessels carrying 500 men to sea; these were
pursued by a detachment of 2.0 sail from the blockading fleet, but were
not overtaken. The first exploit of the escaped vessels was the capture
of an 'Ajman Baqarah near Bustaneh; out of the crew of eight men,
seven were put to death. They then attacked a Masqat Baghlah,
killed five of her crew, and plundered her of a quantity of dates, Rs. 3,000
in cash and all her guns,—a piratical proceeding for which they after
wards voluntarily accounted to the Masqat authorities without the
intervention of the British Resident. After this, a pursuing Qasimi
squadron coming in sight, they made sail for home and regained Abu
Dhabi in safety.
Meanwhile Shaikh Khalifah-bin-Shakhbut of Abu Dhabi had
succeeded in inflicting deterrent punishment on the Ghafalah and other
Bedouin tribes who had assisted the people of Dibai in cutting off
his supplies by land, and the discomforts endured by the ciews of
the blockading fleet were hardly less than those which the inhabit
ants of the beleaguered town suffered ; for the provisions and water of
the fleet had to be obtained from Lingeh and Ras-al-Khaimah, and
each individual on board was required to make the arrangements foi
his own supply. Finally, in 1834, a peace was arranged through the
Shaikh of Lingeh, the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi restoring all the vessels
which he had captured since the beginning of the war and the Shaikh
of Sharjah withdrawing his blockade.
The peace was not of long duration. A foray m Qasimi territory by
Manasir Bedouins, dependent on Abu Dhabi, led to retaliation by the
seizure upon the pearl banks of ten Bani Yas boats, togethei with theii
crews of 80 men and pearls to the value of Rs. 4,000. This rupture
having obliged the Shaikhs to withdraw their subjects from the banks,
a penalty severely felt by both, Shaiuh Khalifah of Abu Dhabi was
persuaded to send his father Shaikh Shakhbut as an envoy to Sharjah
with proposals of peace, and a stable treaty was at length arranged.
In regard to the Bani Yas domiciled at Dibai it was settled that t ey
should henceforward be regarded as subjects of Sharjah.
The exhausting war which we have just described, perhaps the
most persistently waged of any that ever occurred between Shaikhs of
the Pirate Coast, had undoubtedly an excellent effect m preparing e
way for the conclusion of the first Maritime Truce in 1835.

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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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