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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎797] (952/1782)

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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1828 the Besi^eut had an interview with Shaikh ; Abdullah, at which
he impressed on him the necessity of doing his utmost to arrest the
offenders. At length in September 1828 'Obaid-bin-Mahanna, issuing
from some unknown haunt with a number of Manasir associates,
resumed his piratical practices in the neighbourhood of Bushehr ; but,
having landed at Ziyarat on the Persian coast and aroused suspicion there
by his enquiries as to the destination of a small Baghlah which was there
at anchor, he was taken prisoner by the inhabitants after a desperate
resistance. From Ziyarat "'Obaid was brought to the British Resident at
Bushehr, who, after his identity had been satisfactorily established, handed
him over to Shaikh 'Abdur Rasul to answer for his depredations on
Bushehr boats and murders of Bushehr subjects ; but 'Obaid cheated the
gallows by escaping from custody during the storm of Bushehr by Timur
Mirza in November 1828. On their return from Ziyarat to the Arabian
coast, the crew of ^Obaid^s boat, as mentioned in the history of Trucial
■"Oman, plundered four vessels belonging to ^Asalu.
In 1831, apparently so near to Bushehr as Halileh, a piracy of an
ordinary character was committed on a Kangun fishing boat by an
individual named Hasum, whose home was at Fuwairat in Qatar; the
criminal was not traced, however, until the following year. It was after
wards ascertained that, on leaving Halileh, Hasum had crossed the Gulf
to ^Oqair, where he attempted to surprise a boat belonging to Bahrain ;
but the crew were on their guard and took him prisoner along with
eight of his companions. After having been detained for some days
"
at "Oqair the prisoners had managed to escape to Hu wail ah in Qatar,
and here the boat taken by them at Halileh was subsequently recovered.
After the punishment of the Bani Yas for piracy in 1835^ a num- 1836.
ber of the tribe emigrated* westwards to Khor-al-'Odaid, partly to escape
paying their share of the fines imposed by the British Government,
and partly in order that they might be able to continue their piratical
mode of life. They were countenanced by the inhabitants of the eastern
coast of Qatar, who not only made no effort to restrain their depre
dations, but even supplied them with water and other necessaries ; and
it was consequently resolved to send a naval force to demonstrate the
accessibility of those waters to British vessels and to remind the people of
Qatar of their responsibilities. The cruise, which was made by two
sloops of war and a schooner, was a complete success : it resulted in an
undertaking, imposed on the headmen of Dohah, Wakrah and 'Odaid,
to seize the boats of the pirates or otherwise to. pay a fine ; in the capture
of some of the dependants of Jasim-bin-Jabir, Raqra^i, the chief
• See also page 766 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' [‎797] (952/1782), 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_100023575945.0x000099> [accessed 18 October 2018]

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