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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎795] (950/1782)

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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each party should retain the advantages acquired during the war, but that
Huwailah should be evacuated and demolished, and that the inhabitants
should remove to Bahrain and settle there under a guarantee by the
Saiyid of Masqat for their personal safety. The agreement was almost
immediately violated by Shaikh ; Abdullah's nephews and other
partisans, who incited some members of the Al Bu Kuwarah tribe to
make a raid on Huwailah ; aud this affair, in which a boat was sunk and a
dependent of 'Isa-bin-Tarif, a leading man among the people of Huwailah,
was killed, and for which Shaikh Abdullah refused to make reparation,
led to the secession of •'Isa-bin-Tarif, accompanied by a number of the Al
Bin Ali and Al Bu Ainain, to Abu Dhabi in Trucial ; Oman. The British
Resident in the Gulf, however, forbade the seceders to use Abu Dhabi as a
base for operations against Bahrain, except on the condition that the
Shaikh of that place consented to make common cause with them and
to declare war against the Shaikh of Bahrain,—a condition which was
not fulfilled 3 and the subsequent proceedings of the emigrants, described
in the history of the Bahrain Shaikhdom, did not a^fect the promontofy
of Qatar.
In 1836 aud 1837, as mentioned in the history of Bahrain, Shaikh ISSG-a?,
Abdullah seems to have entertained an idea of retiring from the midst of
the family conflicts by which he was surrounded in Bahrain to a safer
and more peaceful abode at Khor Hassan in Qatar, and he even made
preparations for the move j but he does not appear to have carried his
purpose into effect until some time afterwards.
In 1889, in consequence of relations lately formed by the Shaikh of 1839-40
Bahrain with the Egyptian Military Commander in Hasa, the inhabitants
of Qatar became exposed to fresh exactions j and their discontent retched
such a pitch that the Al Bu Kuwarah, whose principal settlement was
Fuwairat, applied for leave to remove from the country and to settle else
where under the protection of the British Government. At the end of
1839 or beginning of 1840, on some of the Na'im of Qatar refusing to
pay Zakat which had been demanded of them by the Egyptians through
the Shaikh of Bahrain, Muhammad Effendi,, the Egyptian Governor of
Hasa, despatched a party of regular troops, assisted by Bedouins of the
M akhadhdhabah division of the Bani Hajir, to lay waste their country j
but the assassination of the Governor in the neighbourhood of Hofuf
obliged the expedition to return prematurely without effecting anything.
Burr * the first part of the period now in question, some insecurity
was created at sea by Bani Yas refugees from Abu Dhabi who had settled
temporarily in Qatar. The first of these to arrive was Muhammad-bin-
Shakhbut, who had himself been deposed in 1818 from the Abu Dhabi
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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' [‎795] (950/1782), 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_100023575945.0x000097> [accessed 13 November 2018]

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