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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎423] (566/1782)

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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ments on his part, and the cheme was never fully realised. The pretext
for war against Bahrain seems to have been the refusal of the 'Atbi
Shaikhs of those islands to pay a due which Sultan claimed the right
to lew on all ships entering 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. from the Indian Ocean;
but his chief object was probably to obtain control of the most valuable
pearl market in the Gulf. In 1799, under an arrangemeut with the
Persian governor of Fars, he proceeded to cruise against the ; U tub and
captured three of their vessels j but the only result of these operations
was to throw the 'Utub into the arms of Persia, for they now tendered
their allegiance to the Shah and even paid one year's revenue as a
guarantee of sincerity and good faith to Shaikh N a.sir of Bushehi, the
representative of the Persian Government in the matter, who had proffered
his services as mediator. Sultan indemnified himself by seizing the
island of Kharag, for the lease of which to himself he began to treat
with the Persian Government over the head of Shaikh Nasir, the actual
farmer; but his proposals were not entertained, and in August 1800the
Shaikh re-occupied Kharag with a force of 1,500 men from the mainland.
In 1800 Sultan's forces made a successful descent upon Bahrain,
and his young son Salim was placed in nominal charge of the islands Bahrain,
with headquarters in the fort of 'Arad on Muharraq Island, an
experienced Wali being attached to him as his adviser. An expedition by
Sultan's forces against the town of Kuwait, where some of the 'Utub of
Bahrain had taken refuge, was not successful, unless in outward appearnaee ,
and shortly afterwards, Salim having been besieged in 'Arad and compelled
to surrender, the 'Omani occupation of Bahrain came to an abrupt end,
having lasted only a few months.
Soon afterwards Saiyid Sultan again landed troops m ahrain, but s econ d occu-
the Wahhabis had now undertaken to assist the 'Utub, and this time the
Saiyid Was compelled to invoke the aid of the Persian Governor-General 1802.
of Pars, which after some delay he obtained. The arrival of a Persian
contingent from Bushehr enabled Sultan to defeat the 'Atbi Shaikhs
in the summer of 1802; but, before he had completely driven them
out of the islands, the growth of the Wahhabi danger near home
obliged him to suspend his active operations and, in the end, to withdraw
altogether from Bahrain,
First Wahhabi invasion of 'Oman, 1800-03.
The progress of the Wahhabi power in Eastern Arabia now claims
our attention.
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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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