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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎840] (995/1782)

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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and bj contingents from various tribes of Qatar, among them Al
Musallam from Huwailah, Al Bin'-Ali from Fuwairat, bJudan from
Dobah, Al Bu "'Ainain from Wakrah, Kibisab from Khor Hassan, Sulutah
from Dobab, Manana^ah from Abu Dbaluf, Sadah from Ruivais, Al Bu
Kuwarah from Sumaismab, and Na^Im Bedouins from the interior of the
promontory. The Bahrain Islands were quickly occupied by the invaders ;
and the Persian garrison of the Manamah fort, after a siege of
about two months' duration, capitulated on the 28th of July 1783 and
were allowed to return to Bushehr,
Events from the foundation of the Bahrain Shaikhdom to the
first attack on Bahrain by the Saiyid of 'Oman 1783-1800.
Secession
of the
Jalaliltnah,
1783.
Abortive
measures of
the Persians
for the
recovery of
Balirain,
1783-1785.
Bahrain was thus transformed from a Persian dependency into an
Arab principality governed by Shaikhs of the Al Khalifah section of the
'Utub. The Jalahimah section of the tribe, who had once before
separated themselves from the rest of the 'Utub in Qatar and who now
considered themselves unfairly treated by the majority in Bahrain, shortly
took their departure for the mainland, leaving the Al Khalifah in
undisputed possession of the new conquest. The disappointed Jalahimah
were at this time under the leadership of four brothers, sons of a deceased
Shaikh named Jabir; and one of these, named Rahmah, was destined to
achieve great notoriety and to become the scourge of the Al Khalifah of
Bahrain.
The Persian Government, or rather the Arab Shaikhs representing
them in the Gulf, could not at once reconcile themselves to the loss of
Bahrain. During the latter part of the year 1783 preparations were on
foot for an expedition on a large scale by the Shaikhs of Bushehr and
Hormuz, assisted by Persian troops and by the Shaikh of the Qawasim,
against Znbarah and Kuwait; but no armament actually sailed. Ao-ain
.n February 1785, the fleets of Bushehr and Rig rendezvoused at Kangun,
where a small land force had already arrived from Shiraz, to await the
6 . 0f Hormuz alld Bas-al-Khaimah; but the death of 'Ali Murad
^ ™ f ® b! f 2 d ; s P elled t he danger which thus threatened the Al
aia o ahram. During the next few years, while the Shiraz
government laboured under domestic difficulties, the Shaikhs of Bahrain
— in m8 tbey were 6tii1 abie to ieDd
the bhaikh of Bushehr m affairs upon the Persian coast.

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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' [‎840] (995/1782), 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_100023575945.0x0000c4> [accessed 16 November 2018]

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