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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎717] (860/1782)

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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Shaikh Sultan, his own open and undeniable violation of the treaty ;
not only did he refuse to dismantle the new works, I »ut he even expressed
an intention of building others ; and, in effect, he said that he would
only desist under compulsion. The Shaikh of Sharjah, with his usual
acuteness, refused to discuss any compromise and appealed to the honour
of the British officials. Eventually the Shaikh of Umm -al -Qaiwain
was obliged to suspend his building operations, and the case was referred
for the orders of Government.
In May 1843 the Assistant Resident, armed with authority from 1843.
Government, again proceeded to the spot, and Shaikh 'Abdullah-bin-
Rashid, until he found that coercion would be used if necessary,
was just as obstinate as before ; but the conclusion of the Ten Years'
Maritime Truce, which took place at this time, deprived the
question of its practical importance, and it was decided that, after
the Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain had fulfilled his obligations by destroy
ing the works constructed in violation of the treaty, the treaty itself should
be annulled and the Shaikhs and the British Government' absolved from
their mutual responsibilities. The British Agent was directed to remain
at Umm-al-Qaiwain to witness the demolition of the towers, and their
destruction was commenced ; but, after one tower had been
levelled with the ground, the Shaikh of Sharjah, at the intercession of the
Shaikh of Dibai and not uninfluenced by a threat on the part of the
Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain to ruin the pearling season by beginning a
war on land, agreed that the remainder should be spared a concession
which the British authorities very readily confirmed.
In 1844 Shaikh Sultan -bin-Saqar was driven by adverse winds to 1844.
take refuge in the harbour of Umm -al-Qaiwain, and Shaikh Abdullah-
bin-Hashid, overlooking the past, invited him ashore and treated him
as a distinguished guest during a night and day. This, however, seems to
have been a mere incident of Arab hospitality, for it led to no impiove-
ment of the bad relations between the two chiefs.
In the general war which broke out along the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. in 1846, 1846-47.
chiefly in consequence of the ambition of Shaikh Sultan-bin- Saqar, the
Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain played an important part. In marked
contrast with Shaikh 'Abdul Aziz of 'Ajman, the othei membei of the
triple combination, who finding it to his advantage to do so soon changed
sides, Shaikh ^ Abdullah-bin- Rashid supported with unswerving loyalty
his ally of Dibai; and by these two the war was carried to a not unsuccess
ful conclusion. Early in the operations an encounter took place in t

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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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