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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎434] (577/1782)

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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434
Last cruise and death of Saiyid Sultan, 1804.
In 1804, on the Wahhabis renewing their efforts for the complete
conquest of 'Oman, where they had now succeeded in establishing a post
so near to Masqat as Barkah, Saiyid Sultan turned for aid to the British
and to the Turks. At the hands of the first he met only with discourage
ment ; from the second he received many promises but no real assistance.
Thrown on his own resources Saiyid Sultan proceeded, in September
1804, to sweep the Gulf with fourteen war-vessels in search of pirates.
He eventually reached Bas"ah, where he had an unsatisfactory interview
with the representative of Turkish authority; the subsidy claimed on
account of services at the siege of Basrah and the preparations for
meeting the Wahhabis were probably the chief subjects of discussion.
On his return homewards, near Lingeh, Saiyid Sultan left his ship, the
Gunjava/' for a smaller vessel, the " Badri," in which he proposed
to touch at Basidu or possibly to make his way through Clarence
Stiait to Bandar ; Abbas ; but the little a Badri," when beyond reach
of help from the 'Omani fleet, was attacked at a venture by three
Qasimi war-vessels of Ras-al-Khaimah ; and Sultan, shot through the
head with a musket ball in the brief encounter, was buried on shore at
Lingeh. Tin's sad event took place about the middle of Noyember 1804.
Character, administration and revenues of Saiyid Sultan.
Saiyid Sultan was a man of bold and enterprising temper; and in
i om from sensuality, and possibly also in sincerity, he was the
superior of his more famous son, Saiyid Sa'id.
Little ib known of his domestic policy, but the facts which have
I esened seemto indicate that peace and prosperity prevailed in
| l1 ' 'T" the ™ Dual re venue of the Masqat cnstoms was
estimated at Rs. 3,00,000,- while the port of Suwaiq yielded Rs. 40,000.
dZwJ 1 ^^ COl!eeted at the ^ 5 and a
revenue f ,7 " Cent ' Wae alIowed on g oods re-exported. The land
military ret * 6 C ' 0Un ^ 1 - r m ostly been assigned to relations or to
treasurv for their support, and little of it reached the Masqat
lease from p" 6 "T- ' aluabIe of salt from the territories held on
brou J t " a, l Wh1 ^ ^e salt was admitted to British India,
brought in as muel^aa RE. 1,00,000 a year to the Government of 'Oman.
Mlira,te ' 1119 amou " t •bour.W yenrs
P 5100,000. at the pr«ent ti™. even, it i. |e 8 , t h. u fa^OOO.

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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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