'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (565/1782)
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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lease of Bandar ^ Abbas and its dependencies, which then included Minab
and the islands of Qishm, Hormuz and Hanjam, from the Shaikh of the
Bani Ma'in to the ruler of 'Oman. The yearly rental was probably not
more at first than $ t,000, the amount at which it still stood in 1821; but
a surety for payment seems to have been required by the Persian Govern
ment from the Saiyid, and to have been furnished by him in the person of
a Persian merchant and banker named " Haji Khelat/"'
Friction with Persia and Turkey, and war with the Qawasim,
The sudden appearance in the Gulf of a power so aggressive as
'Oman was under its new ruler seems to have caused widespread anxiety.
In 1797 a rupture took place between 'Oman and Persia, and the
Shaikh of Bushehr was directed by the Persian authorities to prepare
a land force to be embarked against M asqat; but he was not, apparently,
able to givfi effect to his instructions.
In 1798 Saiyid Sultan, who seems, to havo maintained that he had a pecu
niary claim against the Baghdad Government in consequence of the services
rendered by his father during the siege of Basrah, made peace with his
constant enemy the Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah and seemed about to pro
secute his demands upon the Pasha of Baghdad by force. His attitude so
disturbed the Turks that they at one time sought the good offices of the
British Resident at Basrah ; but in the end the matter was amicably ad
justed, without British intervention, between the Mutasallim of Basrah
and the commodore of the Masqat coffee fleet, then at Bushehr.*
After the settlement of this dispute. Sultan, ever energetic, seems to
have reopened hostilities with the Qawasim : he had been at war with
them previously during the whole of 1797. A naval attack which he
made on Dibah was repelled by the Sharqiyin and Naqbiyin tribes, but
not without severe loss to themselves. At the beginning of 1800 Sultan
was still at war with the Shaikh of Kas-al-Khaimah.
Attempted subjugation of Bahrain, 1799-1802.
The reduction of the Bahrain islands was, from this time onwards,
the chief object of Saiyid Sultan's endeavours; but the Wahhabi
difficulty, which we shall presently describe, now hampered all move-
* At. the suggestion of Mr. Manesty, the British Resident at Basrah, Capfain
Malcolm was anthcrised in 1799 to advise the Saiyid to maintain friendly relatknb
with the Turks, who were in close amity with the British Government, but it does not
appear what action he took in this respect.
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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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