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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1003] (1158/1782)

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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" perhipb as benevoleut, humane and generous a being as ever existed,"
deoidel in the end tiat the Frenchman must be arrested, and sent his
Seeord in Council. Mr. Abraham, in a cruiser, to put the resolution in
effect. The vessel anchored out of sight of the town ; and after dark
Mr. Abraham, accompanied by the captain Mr. Sheriff, a man of
rerrarkably powerful physique, proceeded on shore in a boat. The chief
obitacle to the execution of their orders was the opposition of the
Snaikh of Kuwait, who, though a well-wisher of the British Govern
ment was strongly averse to the seizure of a person at the time
enjoying his hospitality; after a protracted argument, however, his
objections were withdrawn, principally, it would seem, in consequence
of an assertion that M. du Bourg was a fraudulently absconding
debtor. The British representatives then proceeded to M. du Bourg's
house, and, on the door being opened by the French officer, who was in
momentary expectation of a reply from the French Resident at Basrah
and appeared dressed in nothing but his shirt. Captain Sheriff seized
him in his arms and held him fast, while Mr. Abraham searched his
apartments. The despatches were found; but M. du Bourg succeed
ed in destroying the key of the cypher, which Was concealed in the
lining of his coat, and their meaning was never ascertained.
It is pleasant to know that on arrival at Basrah M. du Bom^
whose misfortunes seem to have excited the greatest commiseration in
his captors, and who was so incensed against M. Rousseau that he refused
to hold any communication with the French Consulate, became the
object of " every respect and attention" in the British Factory; that
his woUndj which for want of treatment had grown dangerous, was
cured ; and that he was eventually despatched on his homeward journey
Did Aleppo " with every assistance he could receive from the gentlemen
of ou. Factory."
Ais related in the history of Bahrain, the J Utub of Kuwait took a
leading part in the expulsion of the Persians from those islands and in
the reduction of Bahrain to an Arab principality under their 'Atbi
kinsmen of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. . Three years previously, in 1780, they and their
fellow-tribesmen of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. had been at war with the Ka^ab tribe of
^Arabistan ; but the circumstances are not known.
Kuwait, of which the prosperity was at this time considered to stand
necessarily in an inverse ratio to that of Basrah, benefited greatly
through the occupation of the latter town by the Persians, in conse
quence of which the whole Indian trade with Baghdad, Aleppo, Smyrna
and Constantinople was between 1775 and 1779 diverted to it. Even
Trade of
Kuwaiti
1775-90.
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Participation
of the 'iTtub
of Kuwait ia
the 'Atbi
conquest of
Bahrain,
1783.

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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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