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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎694] (837/1782)

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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694
PERIOD FROM THE FIRST MARITIME TRUCE TO THE
PERPETUAL TREATY OF PEACE, 1835-5^.
The Maritime Truce and Restrictive Line, 1835-36.
Failure of The insufficiency of the General Treaty of Peace for the purpose of
of 182(Mo maintaining security at sea was now fully apparent; for it did not
absofut 811 P rohibit regular maritime warfare, and experience had shown that in the
oecurity. 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. such warfare must usually be expected to degenerate into
indiscriminate piracy.
Ihe need of further restrictions seems to have been felt even by the
chiefs themselves. The Shaikh of Sharjah, in 1827, and the Shaikh of
Bahrain, in 1828, argued earnestly that under Article No. 4 of the Treaty
the British Government were bound to prevent hostilities at sea,
whatever thiir nature, among the pacificated Arabs ; but the reception
by the British authorities of this suggestion was necessarily, from the
Wording of the Treaty, unfavourable. The attempt to enforce the
provision relating to ships' papers, it may here be remarked, had long
been abandoned as impracticable; and in other respects, as we have seen,
the Treaty had been found ambiguous, if not unworkable.
Ihe British Government were as yet unwilling to assume responsi
bility for the prevention of all warfare at sea, especially as they foresaw
that interference might disturb the balance of power between maritime
principalities and others of which the power was chiefly military ; and
m 1834- the Court of Directors expressly ruled that it was inexpedient,
even at the invitation of the petty Arab States, to assume any sort o/
protectorship or arbitral authority over them. Nevertheless the British
authorities, while they continued to regard themselves as in strictness
merely the head of a naval confederacy for the suppression of piracy,
exeited all their influence on the side of peace, and for a time even made
it a rule to treat as piracy all aggressions committed on the pearl banks
during the annual fishery ; they insisted also that the requirements of
the Treaty of Peace should be observed even by such Arab principalities
as were not parties to it, such as those of Qatif and Kuwait.
Maritime These being the ciicumstances and the views of the principal parties.
Truce. 1835. Ca P tain S - Hennell, the Acting Resident 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. , seized the
opportunity of the set tlement with the Bani \ as to assemble some of the
principal Shaikhs oi their agents at Basidu, where, after an unavailing
attempt had been made to adjust their claims and counter-claims, it was

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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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