'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (587/1782)
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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1812 or 1813.
Mutlaq, following up this success, advanced to Sohar, which he invested
but was not able to take ; he then passed on towards Masqat, which
with Matrah and Barkah he for a time blockaded. Besides Muhammad-
bin-Nasir, Jabiri, he had with him Haraaid-bin-Nasir of 'Ainain; and an
influential Ya arabi of Nakhl, one Malik-bin-Saif, also attached himself
to the Wahhabi cause. At the beginning of 1811, in attempting to
relieve Hisn Samail which had been besieged by Muhammad-bin-Nasir,
Sa'id suffered a severe defeat in Wadi Ma'awal, losing the greater part of
his mercenary force of Baluchis and Jadgals ; and Hisn Samail shortly
afterwards capitulated to the enemy. Mutlaq in the meantime had
returned to his headquarters at Baraimi.
Disappointed in the hope of succour from India, to the British ridel's
, of which he had repeatedly made application in vain, Sa^id towards the
end of 1811 despatched a mission to Shiraz under his brother Salim.
The Persians, who hated the Wahhabis on account of the atrocities
committed by them at Karbala in 1802, and who perhaps thought that
they saw in the embai rassment of 'Oman an opportunity of re-establishing
their suzerainty over that country, agreed to assist him; and at the
beginning of 1812 Salim returned, bringing with him a force of 1,500
mounted Persians and four light guns worked by Russian deserters, the
whole under the command of Sa'adi Khan, Qajar. The combined 'Omani
and Persian force recovered Nakhl and Hisn Samail; but it was almost
anni ilated at Saddi in 'Oman Proper, in an attempt to capture the fort
oi Izki; and Hisn Samail fell once more into the hands of the enemy.
Turki and Faisal, sons of the Wahhabi Amir Sa'ud-bin-Muhammad,
had now arrived at Baraimi and relieved Mutlaq of his command; but, as
they were attempting to pass through Batinah, a successful night attack
was made upon their camp by the people of Khadhra ; and Mutlaq, with
levies from the Dhahirah tribes, hastened to rejoin them at Hazam. Having
been beaten off with loss in an attack on Barkah, the Wahhabis ravaged the
outskirts of Masqat, plundered the town of Matrah and the village of
Aibaq, and then swept through Eastern Hajar in a tornado of bloodshed
and destruction Hail-al-Ghaf and Tiwi suffered severely from their
hostilftv U F 6 1 ^ llablt i aGtS 0f Sar were able Partially to buy off their
the J M- TrT-f 11 ' marChed t0 Fala ij-al-Mashaikh in
an e ^ enCainped - From Ja'alan they made
ZZZI r n TM COaSt Village 0fHadd ' ^ich they burned,
their fanat 1 in Jaal ^ the Bani Bu >Ali and Bani Kasib became
Eventf H M ^ 1 PP orter s and hdped them against the Bani Bu Hasan.
Eventually Mutlaq returned to Baraimi by way of Izki, at which place
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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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