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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎716] (859/1782)

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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716
ihe open by a simulated flight, inflicted on them a loss of 20 killed and
many wounded. The affair ended with the release of the six prisoners
and the payment of blood-money in the original ease by the Shaikh of
Umm-al-Qaiwain.
1840. On the expiration of the current Maritime Truce in the following year,
Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar, who was by no means satisfied with the^ blow
which his sod and ally had dealt to the Shaikh of Umm -al-Qaiwain,
made a well-organised effort to reduce that port. While he himself with
700 Bedouins invested the place by land, a fleet of 3 Baghlahs and 60
Baqarahs, commanded by Saqar-bin-Sultan and the Shaikh of Dibai and
carrying 1,500 men, proceeded to blockade it by sea ; but a tower, situated
at the entrance, prevented the boats from entering the backwater or
creek, without possession of which the blockade could not be made effective.
An entrenchment covering this tower was taken by a landing party
of the Qawasim, but they were beaten back from the tower itself with
a loss of 8 men killed and 40 wounded ; and meanwhile the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi, with a view to relieving Umm-al-Qaiwain, had made an
attempt to surprise the town of Dibai. In these circumstances the
mediation of the British Resident was gladly accepted by the parties, and
a formal treaty of alliance and friendship was concluded on the follow
ing conditions: that Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar should withdraw his
demand for the destruction of a particular tower protecting the water
supph of L mm-al-Qaiwain ; that 'Abdullah-bin-Rashid should compensate
the Qasimi Shaikh for his loss in skirmishes previous to the siege j
and that no fresh fortifications should be erected by the Shaikh of Umm-
al-Qaiwain.
1841. Iu 1811, encouraged by dissensions between the Qasimi Shaikh and
his son Saqar, Shaikh 'Abdullah-bin-Rashid sounded the British
esident as to the pei missibility of resuming work on certain fortifica-
tions, left incomplete at the time of the siege, upon the sea face of
L mm al-Qaiwain; but the project was severely discouraged by the
Resident as involving a breach of the treaty mediated by himself. The
Shaikh, however, disregarding the Resident's wishes, shortly proceeded
complete the unfinished towers and even to build an additional
one for the defence of the backwater.
1842. Upon this Shaish Sultan -bin-Saqar immediately applied to the
Resident for enforcement of the treaty ; and in November 1842 the
Assistant Resident was deputed to the coast of Trucial Oman to enquire
nuo the case. The Shaikh of Umm-al -Qaiwain was unable to justify,
x ept as a precaution against treachery which he apprehended from

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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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