'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (591/1782)
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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been previously negotiating 1 , or independently upon his own account.
So apprehensive was the Persian Governor-General of Shiraz that
Sa'id might now dispense with his assistance, that he wrote to the
commander of the British expedition suggesting that four or five
British ships should be lent to Persia for the purpose of conveying
Persian troops to Bahrain.
The Saiyid, however, abstained from further action against
Bahrain until 1828. In that year, after some months devoted to
preparations, during which he firmly assured the 'Utub that he had no
designs against them, he sailed for Qishm ; called at Abu Dhabi,
where he was joined by the Shaikh of that place with a contingent
of Baui Yas ; and eventually arrived off Bahrain in the month of
November. A detached fort had been taken, and he had arranged
for a general assault on the town of Manamah, when the precipitate and
possibly treacherous landing of his Bani Yas auxiliaries upset his
plans and brought about a premature engagement with the enemy.
The 'Omanis were driven into the sea with heavy loss in killed,
wounded and prisoners, the Saiyid himself receiving a slight wound
and being with difficulty rescued from a worse fate by the efforts of his
faithful Nubian slaves ; two of his vessels also, which ran ashore in the
confusion, fell into the possession of the enemy. Discouraged by this
reverse, by the fear of treachery, by an outbreak of cholera on board his
ships, and by unfavourable news from his possessions in East Africa,
Saiyid Sa id decided to relinquish the enterprise and returned to Masqat.
In the following year an avenging 'Atbi squadron of seven vessels
under the personal command of Shaikh 'Abdullah-bin-Ahmad set out
to cruise against the shipping of the Saiyid''s subjects, but met with
little success. In December 1829, peace and an informal alliance were
at length concluded between the Saiyid and his adversaries the 'Utub,
a principal condition being discontinuance of the tribute which was
claimed by the former.
Relations of Saiyid Sa'id with Persia before 1829.
The embassy sent by Sa'id to Shiraz in 1811, the despatch of
Persian troops to help him against the Wahhabis in the following year,
and the doubtful assistance lent him by the Shiraz Government in his
attempts to reduce Bahrain have already received notice ; but, in order
to complete a review of the Saiyid's early relations with Persia, mention
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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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