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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎699] (842/1782)

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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lag by water and not by land, had discovered in a creek and there broken
up in reprisal for a land raid by the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi.
In 18il, as the Dibai bhaikh persisted in his refusal to satisfy the
claims outstanding* against him, some of which arose from the petty
disputes on the pearl banks already mentioned, a British squadron includ
ing the steam frigate f ' besostris, " Commodore Brucks, was sent against
his town. After two shells from the 8-inch guns of the " Sesostris " had
been fired over the place, he consented to pay $400 as compensation, and
to surrender the Baqarahs brought by Bin-'Askar from Abu Dhabi, with
their fittings. In the same year a boat belonging to a respectable member
of the ^Amair of Hasa was plundered by pirates while stranded between
Zakhnuniyah Island and Bahrain, one of the crew being killed and
others wounded ; and, as the criminals were shown to be Manasir and Bani
Yas of the Hawamil section, a demand was made on the Shaikh of Abu
Dhabi for redress. He at once took personal action by sea and other
vigorous action by land against the offending communities, with the
result that, notwithstanding the remoteness of their habitat, one of their
boats was destroyed and live of their bad characters were captured
together with their families and 50 camels.
In 18-14, a Qasimi subject having seized a person of the Ka^ab tribe
from a Dibai boat on the pearl banks, as related further on, some men of
Dibai ventured to retaliate by plundering a Baqarah of Sharjah; but the
Shaikh of Dibai, Maktum-bin-Butai, w r ho had profited by experience and
was now a thorough-going supporter of British policy, repudiated the act,
restored the property taken, and, after punishing the perpetrators,
obliged them to lodge security for their future good behaviour with the
British . Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent at Sharjah. The Ka'ab case abovementioned
and some others which had occurred at the pearl fishery made it necessary
fof the Resident, Colonel Hennell, to enforce respect for the Ten ^ ears
Maritime Truce, then recently concluded, by demarding reparation and
security for the future from the aggressors, who were subjects of Sharjah ;
and, with the ready concurrence of Shaikh Sultan -biu-Saqar, these weie
immediately afforded. Meanwhile a fresh claim against Sharjali had
arisen through the conduct of an infuriated pearl diver of that poit, wh »,
after firing with his matchlock on an ' Ajman boat, boarded it and did some
execution among the crew with a spear and an iron mace; but thefuithei
requisition oifthe Shaikh of Sharjah which this incident necessitated was
satisfied with the same alacrity as the former. In both cases the demands
of the Resident were conveyed to Sharjah by a ship of war.
At the beginning of 1845 an affair occurred which illustrated m a
remarkable manner the growth of a more orderly spiiit, in matteis man
1841.
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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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