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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎191] (334/1782)

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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troops of the Amir were overthrown at the deoisive battle o£ Bisal
a place on the inland confines of the Hijaz district; the capture of
Turabah followed; and even the remote settlements of Eanyah and Bishah
were visited by an expedition.
The scene of action then shifted to the northwards^ where Tueun
Pashah, son of Muhammad ; Ali, considering the opportunity favour
able^ advanced from Madinah with a small force of about 1,000 men
to Rass in Qasim. The movement, which was undertaken in defiance
of Muhammad ; Ali^s orders, was a dangerous one; but the Wahhabi
Amir was overawed and agreed, in consideration of the Egyptians
retiring from Qasim, to relinquish his claims to Makkah and Madinah,
to acknowledge the Sultan of Turkey as his suzerain in a general sense,
and to accept a line passing through Hanakiyah as the boundary between
his dominions and the country under the direct rule of the Egyptians.
Tusun Pasha's expedition into Central Arabia lasted from the middle
of March to the end of June 1815, and his halt in Qasim was of only
four weeks' duration. The treaty arranged with the Wahhabis was
not ratified by Muhammad ; Ali, possibly from pique at his son's
disobedience and success, but perhaps because he did not think its
terms sufficiently favourable.
In the next year, 1816, Muhammed 'Ali despatched Ibrahim Pasha,
another of his sons, from Egypt in command of a large force with
express orders to crush the Wahhabis by advancing to their capital
of Dara'iyah. The operations did not commence until 1817, when
Ibrahim Pasha reached Hanakiyah and began to act against the hostile
tribes in that vicinity and in the direction of Jabal Shammar. The
first regular engagement of the campaign took place at Jabal Mawiyah,
where the Amir 'Abdullah attacked an Egyptian force and suffered
a serious defeat. Ibrahim Pasha then pushed on to llass, which he
besieged for three or four months, but failed to take, notwithstanding
heavy losses in killed and wounded and a vast expenditure of ammunition.
He obtained possession, however, without difficulty, of Khabrah, Anaizah
and Buraidah ; and Qasim as a whole then submitted to him.
Shaqrah in Washam was taken in January 1818, after a short siege,
it being the first place in Southern Najd to fall; and a massacre was
committed by the Egyptian troops at Dhrumah, but not without some
provocation in the shape of an irregular attack which was made upon
them. On the 6th April 1818 the operations against Dara'iyah were
begun ; and they continued with varying success, the besieging Egyptian
force being itself at times reduced to the utmost straits, until the 9th
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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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