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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎804] (959/1782)

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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1876.
1876.
1879-81.
Shaikh Jasim of D5hah held the Bani Hajir to account for a piracy com
mitted near Khor Shaqiq, on a boat belong-ing' to 'Abdul FCarim of
Bahrain, in which more than §2,0n0 in cash, belonging to Shaikh Jasim
himself, was taken, besides goods belonging to British Indian subjects.
The Turkish gunboat " Iskanderia ^ made a cruise along the coast to
enquire into the misbehaviour of the Bani Hajir, and the result was
apparently to show that Shaikh Jasim himself was partly to blame for
the disorder that prevailed.
Lieutenant Fraser, Assistant Resident, who visited Dohah in 1875 in
connection with a British claim, found that the Ai Thani Shaikhs, who had
at first welcomed the Turkish occupation as a means of shaking off British
control in maritime matters, were now heartily tired of it ; but, for fear of
being deported to Constantinople, they concealed their dissatisfaction.
The Turkish representative, Jasim Agha, who was also Qadhi, not
withstanding the smallness of the force of only 50 gendarmes at his
disposal, insisted on being consulted by the Shaikhs in every matter and
recovered considerable sums of money from the inhabitants of Dohah.
In the autumn of 18/6, in the discharge at Dohah of an errand
relating to piracy, Captain Guthrie, commanding the B.M.S. " May
irere, obtained information that the town now paid from 9,000 to
10,000 Qrans per annum as revenue to the Turkish Government, but
that this amount was insufficient to cover the expenses of the small
Turkish detachment, whose duties were of a police and not of a military
nature. Ihe worst of the Qatar piracies in this year was one committed
in the Dohah harbour, close to the house of Shaikh Jasim himself, by a
party of seven Bani Hajir who attacked an Abu Dhabi vessel at night
while the crew were asleep, killing two men and carrying off a slave and
a quantity of other property; the total compensation due was assessed
at ^"2,679, but it was not apparently obtained, though a reference on
the subject was made by the British Government to the Porte. I n
this year Shaikh Jasim was appointed by the Turks to be Qaim-Maqam
or Deputy-Governor of Qatar, and thereafter his father Muhammad-
m- ham, who seems to have been better disposed to the British than
n- U ^ :S, an< ^ ^ W0 y ears l a ter in 1878, had no more voice
m public affairs.
In^May 1879 the Mutasarrif of Hasa came to Dohah in the " Iskan-
inw ■u'L .* n ^ en * ews various prominent individuals, includ-
D K w T' Wll0m 116 f0rmall y appointed to be governor over
some of thf^kl P ^ Vem ^ er there took place an exodus to Fuwairat of
Al Bu Kuwarah inhabitants of Dohah ; it was traced to

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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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