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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎798] (953/1782)

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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among 1 the pirates ; and in the burning 1 upon the beach, iu presence
of the Resident, of one of the piratical Baghlahs. In September ] 83G
the headman of Dohah, who was suspected of maintaining close rela
tions with the Raqraqi, was personally warned by the Resident not
again to harbour him.
Relations Qatar, as a dependency of Bahrain at the time, came under the
with Britain, operation of the Maritime Truce of 1835 ; and in 1836 the Restrictive
Line was prolonged from Sir Bu Na'air Island, by way of Halul, so as
to pass ten miles north of the extremity of the Qatar promontory.
General history of Qatar from the evacuation of Easa by the
Egyptians in 1840 to the attack by the Shaikhs of Bahrain
and Abn Dhabi on Qatar in 1867.
Piracies off
the coast of
Qatar and
British bona-
bardment of
Oohah, 1841.
The misdeeds of Jasim-bin-Jabir, however, continued ; and in Febru
ary 1841, in consequence of a Ras-al-Khaimah vessel having 1 been seized
and plundered by him, a squadron consisting of the steam frigate
" Sesostris, " the " Coote, " 18-gun sloop of war, and the " Tigris, "
10-gun brig, was sent under Commodore Bracks, I.N., to require
from the headman of Dohah the surrender of the pirate's vessel
and the payment of a fine of $300, besides compensation for property
pluodered. After a short bombardment of the place by the 8-inch guns
of the " Sesostris" the vessel of Jasim, who was actually present
in Dohah at the arrival of the squadron but lost no time in making his
escape to the interior, was handed over and publicly burnt ; and & some
other property which he had left behind was confiscated. The ships
then proceeded on a similar errand to Dibai.
In the early summer of 1S« a Lingeh boat, carrying dates and
matting from Qatif to Bahrain, grounded on the western coast of Qatar,
and, while in this helpless state, was relieved of cargo to the value of
240 Muhammad Shahi rupees by five Baqarahs which put off from the
coast. A complaint made by the sufferers to Nasir, a son of the
Shaikh of Bahrain, was disregarded; and eventually, at the request
of the Shaikh of Lingeh, the case was taken up by the British Resi
dent at Bushchr. and it was decided that the Shaikh of Bahrain should
be held responsible. The Qataris, however, pleaded that t . he
claimed had been voluntarily paid them as salvage by the master of

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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)
Arrangement

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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