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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎702] (845/1782)

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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sale of Somalis punishable. It is not clear that this treaty was formally
accepted by the Shaikh of ftjman.
The third and last treaty, dated 1847 and signed by all the Trucial
Shaikhs, prohibited the exportation of slaves "from the coasts of Africa
and elsewhere" on board vessels belonging to the signatories or their
subjects or dependents; and it conferred on British warships the power to
detain and search suspected vessels anywhere at sea, and to seijse and
confiscate the same on proof of the prohibition having been violated by
their means.
From the wording of these engagements it would appear that thev
bore no special reference to the slave trade 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. , but were
rather adjuncts to larger schemes for the suppression of the traffic on the
coast of Africa.
Connection of the Egyptians and the Walihatiis wi .h Trucial
'Oman, 1835-53.
The external relations of the Trucial Shaikhs during the period that
we have now reached, other than those which they had with the British
Government, were almost exclusively with the Wahhabis or, at first,
with the Egyptians, by - whose power that of the Wahhabis was for a
time superseded in Central Arabia.
Successful I 11 1839—in disregard of a pledge not to extend his conquests in
Egyptian direction 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. , given in 183S bv Muhammad 'Ali,
intnuues . > J
in Trucial Viceroy of Egypt, to Colonel Campbell, the representative of the British
Omai,, 1839. Government at Cairo—the Egyptians occupied Hasa, appeared to contem
plate the reduction of Bahrain, and despatched an agent to prepare their
way among the tribesmen of Trucial 'Oman. These steps provoked
countermoves on the part of the British Government, who felt their in
fluence in the Gulf to be imperilled by the progress of the Egyptians;
and in February 1839 the Political Kesident at Bushehr was expressly
instructed to exert his influence for the purpose of checking their further
encroachments. With the same object a visit was paid to the coast of
Trucial 'Oman by Sir F. Maitland, the British Naval Commander-in-
Chief in the East, in H.M.S. " Wellesley and the Trucial Shaikhs,
in the presence of Captain T. Edmunds, Assistant Political Hesident,
who accompanied the cruise, solemnly undertook to hold no friendly
relations with the emissary of the Egyptians, but on the contrary
to oppose him. Notwithstanding this promise the Egyptian agent.

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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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