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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎789] (944/1782)

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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Affairs during the ascendency of Rabmah-bin-Jabir in Qatar,
1783-1816.
The Jalahimah. under the sons of a Shaikh named Jabir, had taken Settlement
. , P n 1 • V ^ Kahmah
their part with the other ^Utub in the conquest ot iialirain \ but ^hor
after the victory, conceiving themselves to have been slighted or insuffi- 1783
ciently rewarded, they appear to have sojourned for a time on Kharag
Island and at Bushehr. Subsequently they returned to Qatar, where they
settled at Khor Hassan ; and at that place a contest for the chief power
in the section took place between 'Abdullah, an elder son, and Rahmah, a
younger son, of Shaikh Jabir, The dispute was eventually decided in
favour of Rahmah j and 'Abdullah at some time before 1810 fled to
Masqat, where he died, to seek the assistance of Saiyid Sa'id against
his brother. The power of Rahmah in Qatar was, however, at no time
universal, and it did not at first extend even to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , which was in the
immediate vicinity of his own headquarters. In 1805 an 'Atbi Shaikh of
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , evidently not Rahmah, joined with the ' Atbi Shaikh of Kuwait
in seeking British aid against the Wahhabis.
Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. was at this time a larger and more important place than
Qatif ; and in 1790 foreign merchants enjoyed complete protection there,
and there were no customs duties. The share of the Arabs of Qatar in
the pearl fisheries wiis at this time small.
The name of Rahmah-bin-Jabir soon became notorious as that of a Naval depi ,e -
daring and successful freebooter^ by whose depredations the Persians Rahmah,
and the 'Utub other than the Jalahimah were the chief sufferers. In 1783-1809.
1809, shortly before the despatch of the first British expedition against
Ras -al-Khaimah, reprisals against Khor Hassan were attempted by a
Persian fleet from Bushehr ; but Rahmah, reinforced by his sympathisers
the Qawasim, defeated the expedition and even captured some of the
enemy's vessels. Towards the end of 1809 he was reported to have
taken 20 Batils owned by the ' Utub while at sea on their
way from Kuwait to Masqat ; and in this affair a son of ' Abdullah-bin-
Subah, Shaikh of Kuwait, was killed in charge of the convoy. In
revenge for the death of the latter a naval attack on Khor Hassan was
threatened by the 'TJtub of Kuwait, but was not, apparently,
made. The exploits of Rahmah, though in some cases piratical, were
performed as a rule under pretext of lawful warfare ; and towards the
subjects and officials of the British Government, even at a period when

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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' [‎789] (944/1782), 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_100023575945.0x000091> [accessed 14 November 2018]

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