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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎793] (948/1782)

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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order to anticipate the designs o£ Saiyid Sa'id o£ Masqat in that
quarter, Rahmah erossod the Gulf to Bushehr and placed h.mself with
three vessels at the disposal of the Persians. On the lOth of February
he sailed from Bushehr for Tahiri to join the Prince Governor ; but on
the way his largest Baghlah was wrecked upon a shoal near Bardistan,
Bahmah and his companions barely escaping with their lives,-an accident
which seems to have put an end to the enterprise in so far as he was con
cerned During these proceedings an order for the destruction of B ahmah s
vessels had been issued by General Sir W. Grant Keir, the commander of
the British expedition ; but, as Balmah was found to be at the time
in the employment of the Shiraz Government, it was decided to postpone
action. On" the 13th of April 1820 Rahmah was again at Bushehr,
where he was invited by the Besidmt to become a party to the
General Treaty of Peace. He declinel, pleading that he was now
a servant of the Governor -General of Shiraz ; and this excuse, on its
being corroborated by the Shaikh of Bushehr, who also undertook to be
answerable for Bahmah 's future conduct, was accepted as sufficient by t e
British autliorities.
British Kelations, 1821-23.
In 1821 in consequence of piracies committed by the inhabitants, PaniAment
the town of Bida' (now Dohah) was destroyed by the East India Com- 18al _
pany's crniser " Vestal," and three or four hundred of the people
migrated temporarily to the islands between Qatir and the Pirate Coast.
T n January 1*23, in the course of his voyage of discovery along the Vi.il o£ the
in jaiuidij , v. . ,1 i • j r p rp-.,.,-,- 1 Resident to
Arabian coast which is more fully desenbed* in the histoiy of liucia Qatarj 18 23.
'Oman, Lieutenant McLeod, the Resident 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. , paid a
visit to Dohah (then Bida') on the eastern side of Qatar; he found the
place which was admittedly a dependency of Bahrain and therefore subject
to the provisions of the General'.i'reaty of Peace of 1820, under the ad
ministration of a Shaikh of the Al Bu ftinain. Dobah was at this time
the onlv port in Qatar which possessed any trading vessels; but the require
ments of the Treaty in regard to flags and the registry of vessels were not
observed by the inhabitants, who appeared to be ignorant of its terms.
Lieutenant McLeod, however, obtained a list of the shipping; and, on
his arrival in Bahrain a few days later, he made representations to the
Shaikh which, it was thought, would secure a proper observance of tbe^
* Vide page 677 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)
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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' [‎793] (948/1782), 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_100023575945.0x000095> [accessed 18 October 2018]

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