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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎721] (864/1782)

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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Sa'id-bin-Tabnun, the ex-ruler of that place. The attack of the
legitimists having failed, it was decided to treat the ease as one of
maritime aggression and to hold the Qasimi Shaikh partially
responsible lor the damage done in Abn Dhabi town, though this
was to some extent the work of Bedouin allies whom the de facto
Shaikh had found himself compelled to summon to his assistance. The
fine on the Shaikh of Sharjah was fixed at $25,000, payable by in
stalments, of which it was intended to remit a portion should the attitude
of the Shaikh be satisfactory; but his shifty conduct placed clemency
out of the question, and this large sum was in the end exacted to the
last dollar, the final payment not being received till May ] 860.
In 1857, as is more fully related in another place,* the Shaikh of 1857.
Sharjah was prevented, on grounds of expediency and not under the
Treaty of Perpetual Peace, which did not apply to the case, from taking
action by sea against the Shihuh, with whom he was at war.
In 1859 an atrocity occurred^ which revived for a moment, tae 1859.
memories of former days. Three natives of Hasa, subjects of the
Wahhabi Amir and passengers on a vessel of Dibai bound for Lingeh,
were thrown overboard by the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. and crew, who desired
to take possession of their valuables. Two were drowned; but the
third member of the party, ' Abdullah-bin-Husain, managed to ksep
himself afloat until he was picked up by a vessel from Sur. Eventually
he laid information before the Resident, Captain Felix Jones, I. N.,
who despatched Commodore Balfour with a squadron to require (1)
the surrender for destruction of the boat in which the crime had been
committed, (2) the payment of $1,800 as compensation for property
taken, (3) the payment of $1,800 as blood-money on account cf two
murders and an attempted murder, and (4) the public execution of
'Obaid, the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. of the guilty vessel, or, in lieu thereof, the
payment of a line of $1,000. Prompt compliance with these terms
was enforced by Commodore Balfour, an officer of very decided character
on the Shaikh of Dibai, the fine being accepted instead of the surrender
of the chief murderer; but later in the year Captain Felix Jones,
discovering that Muhammad-bin-Bazzan, another of the murderers, had
returned to his home at Khasab, went there with Commodore Balfour
and demanded his surrender under a penalty of $1,000. Muhammad-
bin-Bazzan was accordingly delivered up unconditionally by the elders of
the town—the first instance, it was * stated, of such a surrender being
made to the British authorities—and, having been handed over to
* The state me lit was not absolutely correct. It will be remembered that ia 1835
two pirates were surrendered by the Bani Yas.
fide page 623 ante.

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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)
Arrangement

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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