'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (561/1782)
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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unpopular with his subjects ; and, after two unsuccessful attempts had
been made to supersede him in favour of his next eldest brother Qait,
he virtually abdicated in favour of his more capable son Hamad
Sa'id, in retirement at Rustaq, appears to have sunk into a lethargic state
not far removed from imbecility; but up to the time of his death
which did not occur until long afterwards in the reign of Sa'id-bin-
Sultan,* he continued to enjoy the title of I mam ; and on one occasion be
even reappeared, for a brief space, as ruler of the country.
SAIYID HAMAD-BIN-SA'lD, 1734-92.
Events in 'Oman, 1784-92.
Hamad, in achieving his usurpation, had recourse to intrigue and
deceit; but he refrained from violence, and his conduct may be excused on
the ground of his father's incompetence and of the impossibility of
maintaining the ascendency of the family by any other means.
The attempts made to dethrone Sa'id in favour of his brother Qais
had proved the possession of popularity by the latter; but more
dangerous to Hamad was the rivalry of his uncles Saif and Sultan, whose
ambition had disturbed the closing years of the Imam Ahmad. Saif was
soon compelled to leave the country for East Africa, whither Hamad pursued
im, and he ultimately died at Lamu; but Saiyid Sultan, though he fled to
Cjwadar in 1784 and received a grantt of that place from the Khan of
Kalat, from time to time renewed the contest upon the soil of 'Oman,
n one occasion, with the support of the local Ghafiri tribes, he invaded
a * Samail aH but captured Hisn Samail, and succeeded in destroying
a part of Saijah. Another time, in the absence of Hamad at Rustaq, he
plundered Matrah and established himself for a while at Darsait;
an , id an attempt to djslodge him from that place, the Wali of Masqat
was defeated and was pursued by Sultan to the Jabru gate of Matrah.
Open warfare has never been an obstacle in the A1 Bu Sa'idi family to
fuendly interviews between relatives engaged upon opposite sidesi and
meetings from time to time took place between Hamad and Sultan, each
of whom had a salutary respect for the courage and duplicity of the other.
of tli > w-,1' v' i • 0 i sma ^"P ox at Masqat in 1792 and was interred in one
of the Wadis behind the town.
t "J" 1811, but by 1821 he wa s dead,
to GwfcUr depenc^on this grant! ^ 601 - ^ litlC 0t the ' >reSent S " ,ti » s ° f ^
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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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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