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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎704] (847/1782)

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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704
Policy of the
Indian
GoTernment.
Farther
Mtion of the
BritiHh
authorities,
1839-40.
advieability of the return of the latter to Najd; and, to eatisfy the
Shaikh's demands for Bntieh support, the Resident promised that, in
case compliance with the policy enjoined should involve him in hostili
ties, he should be supplied with such munitions of war as mi^ht be
uecessaiy and proper: this undertaking Captain Hennell offered to
confirm in writing on the expulsion of Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq. Meanwhile
an appeal for help against Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq had reached Captain
Hennell from the Shaikhs of Baraimi, to which that officer replied by
encouraging them to maintain their independence, by holding out hopes
that an Agent would be sent to reside with them, and by promising to
supply them with ammunition, if attacked because of Laving conformed
to his advice. The Resident's letter addressed to Sa'ad -bin-Mutlaq
contained a reference to these negotiations, and indicated that the Na'im
of Baraimi had been taken under British protection peading a settlement
between the British and Egyptian Governments.
The whole of Captain Hennell's proceedings were confirmed, and
his zeal and energy were highly applauded, by the Governor-General of
India; but the project of extending British projection to Baraimi,
indicated in the Resident's letter to Sa'ad-bin-Mu'laq, was negatived,
along with certain other of his proposals for more active measures
against the Egyptians and their supporters in Eastern Arabia. The
Government of India considered that the larger question of Egyptian
encroachments was one for the British Cabinet; and it is probable,
moreover, that the anxieties of the first war in Afghanistan bad by this
time begun to cramp their policy in other directions; but the Resident
was authorised to pursue, and, even to extend, the policy of distribut
ing ammunition, etc., for use against the Egvptians
The local results of Captain Hennell's visiu were not entirely
satisfactory ; for, though the Egyptian agent now took his departure
for Oqair, the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, in violation of the spirit of his
freshly-formed obligations and in the interest—as was supposed—of
Sa ad-bin-Mutlaq, proceeded in person against the "Na'im of Baraimi;
but the Na'im, though disappointed in this emergency of the help of
the Shaikh of Sbarjah, stood firm and even repulsed the attacks of
Khalifah-bin-Shakhbut with such vigour as to make him desirous of
peace for the sake of his Bedouin supporters. At this juncture the
Resident intervened and required the Shaikh to make such repara
tion as should be satisfactory to the Na'im within three months, on pain
of being considered an enemy to the British Government and of rendering
himself liable for the payment of a lump sum of $1,000 as compensation
to the Na im; and eventually Shaikh Khalifah was able to produce a letter

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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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