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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎445] (588/1782)

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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445
he was hospitably entertained on his journey by his ally Muhammad-bin-
Nasir.
But the end of the first and most dreadful period of Wahhabi ^'u'ure^of ^
tyranny was at hand. Sultan-bin-Saqar of K as-al-Khaimah, after his firsf expedi-
deposition by the Wahhabis from the Qasimi Shaikhdom and imprison-
ment at Dara'iyah, had escaped and made his way to Jiddah. He was mab, 1813,
thus brought into communication with Muhammad 'Ali of Egypt ; and
the Pasha utilised his services as an envoy to the Saiyid of 'Oman, whose
co-operation against the Wahhabis he was anxious to secure. Sa'id
gladly fell in with the views of Muhammad 'Ali, wrote to Tusun Pasha
promising his assistance, and apparently undertook to restore Sultan-bin-
Saqar to his Shaikhdom by force of arms j indeed his unsuccessful
expedition against K as-al-Khaimah in 1813, which was accompanied by
Lieutenant Bruce, the British Resident at Bushehr, and is more fully
described in another place,* had the restoration of Sultan-bin-Saqar for
one of its objects.
As a counterblast to the new combination against himself, the 0 f
Wahhabi Amir ordered a fresh invasion of 'Oman; and Mutlaq, the Wahhabi
having assembled an overwhelming force, descended once more into
the Batinah district. Sa'id, perceiving the futility of resistance upon
this occasion, waited upon Mitlaq at Suwaiq, made his submission,
and propitiated the Wahhabi with a gift of $40,000. Mutlaq then
proceeded to Najd ; but, his successo I bn-'Azdakah having been murdered
on the way to Baraimi by the Bmi Yas of Dhafrah, the Wahhabi
Amir directed him to return to 'Oman without delay. On regaining
Baraimi, Mutlaq, who had perhaps been repro\*d for treating Sa'id with
undue leniency, immediately organised an expedition and marched
against the Saiyid 's supporters in SharqTyah. Here in NovemWr 1813
the redoubtable Wahhabi met his death at the hands of a party of the
Hajriyin, being separated at the time from the bulk of his army,
whom he had sent out in different directions to ravagt the country of
that tribe. His arms and coat-of-mail were carried as trophies to
Saiyid Sa'id at Masqat. One Ibu Mazru' shortly afttr arrived at
Baraimi to take the place of Mutlaq; but with the death cf Sa'ud, the
Wahhabi Amir, in 1814, all danger from the Wahhabis ceasel by land.
No formal peace, however, was concluded; for Sa'id persisted in his
determination to reinstate Sultan-bin -Saqar as Shaikh of the Qiwasim,
a condition to which the Wahhabi would by no means consent; and
'Abdullah, the successor of Sa'ud, continued from tine to time to
make use of the Qawasim to annoy the Saiyid and his Ejects by sea.
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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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