Skip to item: of 1,782
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎801] (956/1782)

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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

801
need not therefore be mentioned in tliis place ; suffice it to say that the
towns of Dohah and Wakrah were, at the end of 1867^ temporarily
blotted out of existence, the houses being dismantled and the inhabitants
deported, and that the damage inflicted was estimated to amount to over
$2,00,000. In June 1868, after an unsuccessful appeal for redress to
the Wahhabi Amir, the Qatar tribes which had suffered embarked
on a retaliatory expedition against Bahrain; but they did not obtain
any decided success.
The intervention of the British political authorities in the Gulf,
though considerably delayed by circumstances over which they had no
control, in the end produced a strong effect, as is related in the history
of Bahrain. The results were most conspicuous in Bahrain, where one
Shaikh was deposed and another installed ; but they extended also to
Qatar, which Colonel Pelly, leaving Bahrain early in Septembei
1868, immediately visited with H.M.S. "Vigilant," the gunboat
u Hugh Rose^ and the steamer " Sind. " At Wakrah the principal
Shaikhs of Qatar had an interview with the Resident on board ship
and were informed that they had incurred the severe displeasure of
Government by their expedition against Bahrain ; their plea that the
expedition was merely retaliatory was accepted, however, in partial
extenuation of the irregularity committed ; and, as related elsewhere,*
a considerable amount of redress was ultimately obtained for them from
the Shaikhs of Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
An Agreement, dated the 12th of September 1868, was then obtained
from Muhammad-bin-Thani of the Al Thani, the most influential man in
the whole promontory, whereby he undertook to return to Dohah, which
he had forsaken, and to reside peaceably there ; never to put to sea with
hostile intent, but instead to refer all his disputes with his neighbours
for settlement by the British Resident ; not to assist the ex-Shaikh
of Bahrain, but on the contrary to hand him over to the Resident, should
he fall into his power ; and, lastly, to maintain with the new Shaikh
of Bahrain the same relations as had existed between himself and the
former Shaikhs of those islands, submitting for decision by the Resident
any differences of opinion that might arise in regard to matters such as
tribute* The tribute mentioned may have been the sum which was
payable by the Shaikh of Bahrain on account of Qatar to the Wahhabi
Amir.
British in
tervention
and proceed
ings at Wak
rah, 1868.
Agreement
by the Al
Thfini Shaikh
of Qatar,
12th Septem
ber 1868.
* Vide page 891
60

About this item

Content

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:

Extent and format
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.

Physical characteristics

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.
Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎801] (956/1782), 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_100023575945.0x00009d> [accessed 18 October 2018]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575945.0x00009d">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [&lrm;801] (956/1782)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575945.0x00009d">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/IOR_L_PS_20_C91_1_0956.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image