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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎722] (865/1782)

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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722
his sovereioTi, the Sultan of 'Oman, was blown from a gun at Masqat on
the :Jlst of May 18C0. In 1859 the surrender of seven Sharjah boats
which had been guilty of piratical acts^ apparently upon the Persian
coast, was obtained by Commodore Jenkins, T.N., at 48 hours'notice;
but the particulars of this case are not ascertainable.
In 1860 the Shaikh of Hamriyah, after having in the previous year
been obliged to pay up a small sum on account of a robbery committed
at sea on board a vessel belonging to his port, was so ill-advised as to
move by water to the assistance of his suzerain, the Shaikh of Sharjah,
who was engaged in coercing some rebellious subjects at Khan and
Abu Hail : this thoughtless act cost him If! 250.
Two cases which occurred at Bakhah in 1859 or 1860 may, though
they belong properly to the Ruus-al-Jibal district, be mentioned
here as constituting breaches of maritime order on the coast immedi
ately adjoining Trucial ^Oman; in the first a fugitive from Sha'am,
at the instigation of the Shaikh of Bakhah, stole a Baqarah and some
fishing nets from Sha'am and brought them to Bakhah, and in the
second a shipwrecked crew, cast ashore at Bakhah, were robbed by the
Shaikh of their few remaining effects. In each case the Shaikh, though
he vas not a signatory of any truce or peace and would at the present day
be regarded as a dependent of the Sultan of Masqat, was called upon to
pay a fine of $100, Payment of the first fine was refused by him to
Lieutenant Dyer of the brigantine " Tigris •/' but the arrival of Commodore
Balfour on the 151h of February 1860 with the steam frigate " Semiramis "
and the " Elphinstone " produced a satisfactory settlement, to which
was annexed a warning to the Shaikh to be "careful how he ever again
refused any demand made on him by the Captain of one of Her Majesty's
Indian Navy vessels."
In January 1860 the " Fath-al-Khair of Lingeh, in endeavouring to
enter the harbour of Ras-al-Khaimah during a storm, ran aground and
was at once surrounded, with felonious intent, by 15 or 20 armed boats
commanded by Shaikh Ibrahim, a son of the Qasimi Shaikh and Deputy-
Governor of the town. The unfortunate vessel, after being pillaged
and wilfully damaged, was allowed to go, and made the best of her way
to the Persian coast, where the owner found an effective advocate in Com
mander Balfour ; for that officer, after due enquiry through a subordinate
and a short correspondence with Shaikh SultSn-bin-Saqar, who merely
ordered his son to afford redress, himself proceeded to Ras-al -Khaimah.
Shaikh Ibrahim had recourse to subterfuges, but they were cut short by
the entry of eleven armed boats into the harbour, which took six vessels

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎722] (865/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575945.0x000042> [accessed 19 October 2018]

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