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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎450] (593/1782)

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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the British Resident on the Saiyid's behalf, refused to treat, Sa'id in the
autumn of he year blockaded Basrah, and was successful in obtaining ,fie chief'
satisfaction of his demands. In 1837 the Shaikhs of the Ka'ab solicited iir.'>asa^
his help against tie Turks of Basrah ; but the Saiyid, on the advice of gta prweedii
the British Resident, declined to interfere. ^bejiontheco
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Internal affairs of 'Oman from 1814 to 1829.
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Soltar and mrre striking events in 'Oman during the first years of Sa'id-'s
quired by reign were all incidents of his struggle with the Wahhabis, an account
Sa y;d Sa'id, o £ \ ias a l r eady been given above, and after the death of Mutlaq
the country settled down into a state of comparative quietude. In 1814, ^ i ^ An d
in coi ^eqiience of the death on pilgrimage of ^Azzan-bin-Qais of Sohar,
SaM obtained possession, unopposed, of that principality ; but the
authority of Sa'id over Nakhl, where the Ya'arabi family still exercised
much influence, was not established beyond dispute until after the second f iie Goverc
expedition against Bahrain in 1816. In 182-1, the year in which his ■^oftheiially.
elder brother Salim died of paralysis and left him sole ruler in name as '.Wtf arising
well as in fact, Sa'id conlirmed his uncle Talib-bin-Ahmad in the governor- k tie aspect
ship of Rustaq ; but it cannot be ascertained which of the other forts in b-J proceeded c
the country were at this time in his possession or under his direct control. - 'xheavv loss ;
At some time, apparently, between 1821 and 1828, a successful raid was SimedtoMa-q
made by Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq, Wahhabi, from Baraimi on the Hajriyin .^rse of hisi
tribe ; but it was not on a serious scale, and the only object of the leader rj to Septembf
was to take private and personal vengeance for the death of his father j !i ir ; ^ a ^; s
Mutlaq. A reconciliation had now taken place between Saiyid Sa'id 'ir lis
and Muhammad-bin-Nasir, Jabiri; but Hamaid-bin-Nasir of 'Ainain was vtalr epiai
still among the opponents of the Government of 'Oman. , ,
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of Saivid" 6 s ituation generally was so favourable that Sa'id was a ^e
Sa'ii to to undertake the pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah, which he performed
1824^^* with great eclat, but at heavy expense. Notwithstnnding his Ibad^ 1 uu "
orthodoxy he was treated with much distinction by the Sharif of M^kah; ; Moml)asj
and he was loaded at his departure with presents from the Pasha o Egypt. c'oritv ^ s
Annexation 1829, on the murder of Muhammad-bin-'Aqil, Shaikh Dhufar, ^cirtii
to Omaf Sa ' i(1 Seilt a force and took possession of the Dhufar district, ^
1829 ' cilery oftl
Preoccupation of Sa'id with East African affair 1829-56.
We have now reached a i oint at which Sa'id be^ai to find his chief '^Wed aW
53 • U idrfO'P
pleasure in the extension and improvement of bis Ea^t African dominions
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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)
Arrangement

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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