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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎421] (564/1782)

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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submit to Sa'id's authority and soon made himself master of Barkah
and of the M asqat forts. Sultan was at first supported by his brother
Qais, the holder of Sohar and Matrah, in whose interests he even
professed to be acting-; but the seizure of the Matrah fort by Sultan
at length opened the eyes of Qais to the hollowness of his friendship.
Sultan then completed his conquests by expelling from the castle of
Bait-al-Falaj the last garrison that held out against him in the Masqat
district. Upon the position, thus consolidated, of Sultan the united
forces of Sa'id and Qais could make no impression, especially as the
Ghafiris throughout the country were favourable to Sultan, whose
mother was a relative of their Taoiimah or principal chief. In virtue
of a family compact framed at Barkah, probably at the beginning of
1793, Sultan was invested with the chief authority in "'Oman and his
irregular acquisitions were recognised, while the titular Imam was
confirmed in possession of Rustaq, and Sohar was preserved to Qais.
After this settlement the brothers appear to have lived in amity ; and,
on Sohar being threatened about 1799 by the Na'im, who were aeeompamed
on this occasion by the Baui QiLab and a contingent of Bani Yas fiom
Dibai, Sultan and Sa'id proceeded to the assistance of Qais and inflicted
a sanguinary defeat upon the invaders at " Dabbagh," possibly Liwa.
About the same time Sultan was able effectually to chastise the Daiu
Bedouins, who had been disturbing the general peace of the country.
The fort of Nakhl, however, seems to have remained, throughout the
reign of Sultan, in possession of a virtually independent representative
of the Ya'arabi family.
Conquests and acquisitions of Sultan on the Persian coast,
1793-94.
One of the first acts of Saiyid Sultan on his accession to powei was
to occupy Gwadar, where his exile had been passed undei the protection
of the Khan of Kalat. Here a Wali deputed by Sultan established
a fort; and from this place the Wali subsequently proceeded by Sultanas
orders against Chahbar, which he captured by surprise and added to his
masters dominions. Saiyid Sultan in person then conducted a
expedition against the Bani Ma'in ruling Qishm and Hoi muz, whom
he worsted and overthrew ; and a natural but histoiically impoi ^
result of this success was the transfer, in 17 94, of the icve —
# 1794 was the yea7m which A^'lia MuLammad Khan, Qajar, finally overthrew
Lutf'Ali Khan, Zand. The lease of Bandar 'Abbas, etc., if it was forma y gran e ,
may have been given by either of these.

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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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