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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎805] (960/1782)

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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jealousy of Shaikh Jasim's new position and was said to have been in
stigated by the Shaikh of Bahrain; and a British and a Turkish gunboat
both visited the coast to enquire into the incident. In 1880 the Bani
Hajir pirate Zaid-bin-Muhammad relieved a boat of some pearls belong
ing to Shaikh Jasim and captured a vessel belonging to Wakrah ; and
raids were committed near Dohah by Manasir and Avvamir. In Ibbl
the Al Bu Kuwarah were joined at Fuwairat by some of the Tsa im ;
and the 'Ajman tribe carried off 450 camels from Qatar. In December
1881 Ahmad, a brother of the Shaikh of Bahrain, landed on the west
coast of Qatar with about 200 followers for purposes of sport, and
Shaikh Jasim sent a deputation from Dohah to welcome him and invite
him to an entertainment in the interior ; but Ahmad insisted that
Jasim should come in person to greet him where he was, and his wishes
were obeyed, after which he accompanied the Dohah Shaikh to a camp.
The strength of the Turkish detachment at Dohah at this time, whether
regular troops or gendarmes, was about 130 men.
]n April 188 i a raid was made by Bani Hajir Bedouins upon the 1884.
coast of Qatar, and a son of the shaikh of akrah was killed. In the
following month Shaikh Jasim began preparations for an expedition by
eea against the Bani Hajir in Dhahran, representing to the British officials
that he had obtained the sanction of the Turks and desired the leave of
the British Government also ; but his request was refused, and he
abandoned hie bellicose intentions. In July the "Ajman, who by threats
of attacking Dohah had made it impossible for the iuhabitaDts to proceed
as usual to the pearl fisheries, encountered a force of their enemies the
Manasir at the wells of Banaiyan in the Jafurah desert and were
defeated with much loss,—a result that gave great satisfaction to Shaikh
Jasim. In this engagement the Al Morrah and Bani Hajir tribes were
divided, some of each fighting upon either side.
In April 1885 a boat belonging to Wakrah was wrecked off 1885.
Fuwairat and plundered by the people of that village. In October
about 100 persons belonging to Wakrah emigrated with 10 boats to
Ghariyah in consequence of a quarrel with Shaikh Jasim, who in
December made an attack on Ghariyak, killing four of the inhabitants.
The Turkish gunboat " Mirrikh " toured upon the coast for some time
during the year.
In the following year a competitor with Shaikh Jasim for influence in Rivalry
Qatar appeared in the person of Muhammad-bin-'Abdul Wahhab, a
Turkish subject but son of the azirof Bahrain, who assumed the head- Muham-
ship of the Ghariyah settlement and who, from his intrigues with the mad-bin-
Turks, seemed to aim at supplanting Jasim in the Qaim-Maqamship of vVahhab,
Qatar. A suggestion by the officer in charge of the Turkish gunboat, 1886-87.
that the people of Gharivah should be allowed to live in peace under

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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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