'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (844/1782)
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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Bani Yas by confiscating their boats, he found no difficulty in accom
modating himself to the Resident's demands, made known to him
through Commodore Robinson.
The Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. established at Sharjah in 1823 was now, appar
ently, the medium of all ordinary communications between the Resident
and the Trucial Shaikhs.
The incumbent during a considerable part of the formative period
now under consideration, when the personal character of the functionary
must have been a matter of great importance, was one Mulla Husain.
The relations of Mulla Ilusain with Shaikh Salih, a brother of Shaikh
Sultan-bin-Saqar, who acted as Deputy-Governor of the town of Sharjah
until 1838 when he was superseded, were extremely cordial; and the
removal of Salih was accordingly regarded by the British authorities
with some dissatisfaction.
In 1852 the relations between the Sharjah Shaikh and the 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, then Haji Yii'qub, to whom insults followed by reparation were
twice offered, became exceedingly strained: this state of matters was
partly due to revelations made by the Agent in connection with the
slave trade, and it was aggravated by an order of the Court of Directors,
that compensation payable to persons uuder Sharjah jurisdiction should
not in future be handed to the Shaikh for disbursement. The order in
question, which was issued in contrariety to the advice of the Resident,
seems to furnish a clue to a charge of misappropriating money which,
among others, the Shaikh levelled at the Agent.
The article in the General Treaty of Peace referring to the slave
trade, on which Government in 1823 had placed a somewhat restricted
interpretation, was expanded during the period now in question by three
separate treaties concluded with the Trucial Shaikhs.
The first of these, signed in 1838, conferred on British Government
cruisers the right to detain and search, anywhere at sea, vessels belong
ing to the ports of the signatories which might be suspected of carrying
off or embarking slaves ; also the further right of seizing and confiscating
such vessels in event of the suspicion being found correct. It does not
appear that the Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain subscribed this agree
The second treaty, that of 1839, conceded similar rights of deten
tion and search over a part of the Indian Ocean in regard to vessels
suspected of being engaged in the slave trade, and authorised the
confiscation of the same with their cargoes should they be found carrying
slaves. This treaty contained an express declaration that Somalis were
"Hurr " or free and therefore not liable to enslavement, and it made the
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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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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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