'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (582/1782)
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 Sultan, and for the relief of Minab, which was besieged by
them. Captain Seton considered the recovery by the Saiyid of
the Persian dependencies of 'Oman to be an indispensable preliminary
to any successful crusade against piracy in the Gulf ; and he thought it
likely that, if he were not himself present, Badar might be drawn into
proceedings offensive to the Persian and Wahhabi Governments.
The ""Utub under Wahhabi influence who had lately visited Masqat
joined the expedition at the outset, but deserted it at an early stage of
the proceedings. The operations at Bandar 'Abbas in June, and those
which followed at Qishm in J uly, are fully related elsewhere*; here it
is enough to mention that the steps taken for the recovery of the leased
Persian territories were altogether successful, though they subsequently
evoked a strong protest from the Shah's ministers, but that the blockade
of the Qasimi fleet resulted, in so far as 'Oman was concerned, merely
in a truce of 70 days between the Saiyid and the Qawasim.
Saiyid Badar, in recognition of the countenance and aid lent him by
Captain Seton, and perhaps in the hope of uniting British and Omaui
interests upon the Persian coast, was willing at this time to authoiise
the establishment of a British factory at Bandar 'Abbas on such terms as
might be desired ; but the offer was declined, as the concurrence of the
Persian Government was felt to be necessary.
In the following year the Saiyid succeeded in kidnapping Mulla
Husain, the head of the Bani Ma'in, whom he carried off to Masqat and
detained until Qishm and Hormuz should be delivered up as a ransom for
his release ; but Shaikh Sultan, the Qasimi Shaikh of Ras -al-Khaimah,
by throwing a force into the town of Qishm, rendered compliance with
these terms impossible to the Bani Ma'in. During the absence of the
fleet from Masqat in 1805 Shaikh Sultan had made two piratical descents
on Oman territory, at Sur and Gwadar.
Internal affairs of Oman.
On his return home Badar made ready to assume the offensive against Final defeat
Qais ; but before his preparations were completed Qais appeared at o ^Qais y
Matrah, invested Masqat by land, and attacked the various entrances to
that town in succession, but without result. The Ghafiiis (especia y
the tribes subject to that dangerous intriguer, the Shaikh of 'Amain),
some of the Hinawie (including apparently the Hiith un er e
leadership of Isa-bin-Salih, father of an afterwards celebrated rebel
against the rulers of'Oman), and the titular Imam (Sa'id-bin-Ahmad)
allied on this occasion to the side of Badar, who als o received assis tance
* Vide page 181 ante and page e88 fost.
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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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