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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎452] (595/1782)

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 spring 1 of 1851 ; and, but for a terrible disaster at Siwi in 1844, in
wliieb some auxiliaries from 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. perched along with his
own Arab force, it might be described as uneventful.
Sa'id again left Masqat in November 1852 on ^is sixth voyage to
Zanzibar, where lie would probably have remained to pass his declining
years in peace, had not circumstances made another visit to his hereditary
capital necessary.
He arrived at Masqat for the last time in May 1854 and was detained
19th October there by Persian affairs until 1856. In September of that year he sailed
once more for Zanzibar, but died at sea on the 19th of October, before
reaching his destination. In this manner more than two-thirds of his
time, after 1829, was spent by Saiyid Sa id either on board ship or in his
African possessions.
Having anticipated the movements and personal history of the ruler, we
now proceed to relate the internal events, the aggressions of the Wahhabis
and the Egyptians, and the transactions with Persia and other powers in
the Gulf which characterised the second part of the reign of Sa'id.
Sixth visit,
1852-54.
Death of Sai-
vrd Sa'ir?
Internal affairs of 'Oman, 1829-56.
Honln'otan Saiyid ^ first 8aile(i for East Af ™ a ^ 1829, he withdrew
and loss by ^ 10 S^' ison that only a few months previously he had thrown into
of Sohar^ett Dlmfar ; but tlle ste I ) iria .>' 1)0 ta keii as a symptom not so much of weak-
1830. 8r ' e ''' 11683 as of ^difference, when more important interests were at stake,
to the fate of a district so remote. Sa'Td endeavoured to secure the peace
of his dominions during his absence by imprisoning at his departure his
cousin Hilal-bin-Muhammad-bin-Ahmad, Wali of Suwaiq, a youth whose
ambition he distrusted, and by subsidising: the Shaikhs of the Qawasim
and Bam Yas; and he appointed his nephew Muhammad-bin-Salim
to act as regent on his behalf. Scarcely had he sailed, however, when
Saiyidah Jokhah. the high-spirited sister of Hilal, seized Suwaiq and
excited a rebellion in Batinah with the object of procuring her brother's
release, and Hamud-bin- Azzan-bin-Qais, at the invitation of the former
subjects of his father, took possession of Sohar, to which he quickly
added Khaburah, Liwa and Shinas. The regent was supported by his
uncle Saiyid Talib, Wali of Rustaq, by his aunt Saiyidah Mozah, who
had betore played an important part in the troubles that followed the
death of Sultan-bin-Ahmad, and bj Muhammad-bin-Nasir, Jabiri; but,
the rebellion continuing to spread, he found himself compelled to invoke
British aid and to despatch a swift vessel to recall Sa'id. The British

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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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