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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎437] (580/1782)

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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SAIYID BADAH -BIN-SAIF, 1804-07 *
Disorders following the death of Saiyid Sultan; 1804-05.
With the death of Saiyid Sultan stable government ceased for a
time to exist in 'Oman. The two elder sons of the deceased, Salim
and Sa'id, were minors under the guardianship of Muhammad-bin-Nasir,
Jabiri, a relative of Saiyid Sultan on his mother's side; and their
succession to the Sultanate was immediately disputed by Qais, the
ruler of Sohar, the most active and capable of the surviving sons
of the Imam Ahmad. Qais, whose claims were favoured by Sa'id-bin-
Ahmad of Rustaq, the nominal Imam, and Muhammad-bin-Ahrnad of
Suwaiq, his brothers, at once advanced through the Batinah district, taking
possession on the way of Khaburah and Sib, and laid siege to the capital.
The position of the young Saiyids was already precarious, when the ^
sudden reappearance on the scene of their cousiut Badar-bin-Saif gave Badai -bin*
a new aspect to their affairs, for the personal qualities and Wahhabi
connection of the returned exile, who had been summoned to their aid iutervention.
from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. in Qatar by Saiyidah Mozah, a daughter of the Imam
Ahmad and a lady of unusual force of character, immediately caused
the balance to incline against Qais. The Wahhabis having threatened
Sohar, and a large contingent of Ghafiris under Hamaid-bin-Nasir of
'Ainain having arrived from Dhahirah in the neighbourhood of Masqat,
Qais was obliged to relinquish Matrah, which he had seized, and at first
agreed to accept some small scattered additions in Batinah to his pi in
cipality of Sohar ; but a few weeks later he repented of the arrangement
and re-occupied Matrah, once more obliging Badar to requisition Wahhabi
aid. A large Wahhabi force now proceeded towards Masqat by land;
and fifteen of their vessels, manned by ""Utub and otliei maritime tribes
subject to Wahhabi influence, anchored in Masqat harboui and cause
much alarm in the town by displaying trophies of the sack of Karbala,
and by other unusual proceedings. The policy of the Wahha ic>, o vvever,
Was to keep the contending factions of 'Oman in a state of equipoise , an
their interference resulted, on this occasion, in the ictention of Ma la y
dais and in the grant to him by Badar of a salary of ^1,00 J a moa
* This abort period bas generally been treated as a part of the roign of R j
Sultan; but, as mil appear, the supreme power was entirely in ie tlU
till his death in 1B07.
t Fide page 424 ante*

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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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