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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎696] (839/1782)

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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prolonged by way of Halul Island, of a point 10 miles off Ras Rakan,
and of the isiand of Qjaiyin, to Ras-az-Zor upon the coast near Kuwait
No formal agreement in regard to the line was ever executed ; nor was
any required.
Serieg of
•h<>rt mari
time traces,
1885-42.
The Ten
Y ears'
Maritime
Truce.
1843-53.
British relations with Trucial 'OmSn, 1835-53,
During the eighteen years which followed the conclusion of the first
Maritime Truce^ the relations of the Trucial Shaikhs towards the British
Go\ ernment and towards one another at sea continued to be regulated
by the General Treaty of 18^0, supplemented by a series of maritime
truces similar in their terms to that of 1885. The second and third
truces, concluded on the ISth of April 1S36 and the 15th of April 1837
respectively, were apparently for not more than eight months each; but
the period of the fourth, signed in 1838, was fixed, at the instance of
Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, at one year. Annual truces were arranged
thereafter in 1839, 1840, 1841 and 184?.; but on the expiration of
e Truce of 1840 a slight interval occurred, by which the Shaikh of
arjah prolited to make a naval attack on the Shaikh of Umm-al-
Qaiwain.
The establishment of permanent peace at sea having been proposed
by Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar in 1837, the attention of the Bombay Gov
ernment was directed to the question; and, in 1841, they expressed a wish
at a truce for more than a year might, if possible, be arranged.
ough the Shaikhs as a whole were not adverse to a lengthened truce,
considerable doubt was felt by Captain Hennell, the Resident, as to the
expe lencj of any change; he feared that a prolonged or permanent
mariUme truce would impose an intolerable strain on the propensities
o the Arabs to wrong-doing and retaliation, and might so lead to a
reakdown of the whole trucial system; and he foresaw that it would
^ antage of the Uawasim, who were predominant at
sea but suffered severely from the depredations of the Bani YSs on land.
It was also apprehended that the difficulty and responsibility of settling
by peaceful means quarrels that would ordinarily be decided by the
swor , a uty which would necessarily devolve on the British Govern-
men as guarantor of the truce, might prove excessive. In the end the
ma ter was left by Government to the experience and discretion of
Oaptain Hennell, who justified the confidence reposed in him by
ego la ing a truce, upon the usual conditions, for an extended period of

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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)
Arrangement

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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