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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎453] (596/1782)

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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Resident in the Persian G nlf, instructed by Government, prepared to
support the representative of the absent ruler by every available means 3
a British man-of-war was sent to defend the capital^ which was in danger,
other vessels were held in readiness, and the leaders of the rebellion were
warned to desist from their attempts to overthrow the power of Sa'id.
Sa'id, on his return in May 1830, made light of the insurrection and
dismissed the British cruiser ; but he was foiled in his attempts to reduce
Sohar ; and was ultimately obliged to release Hilal and to agree to the
retention by Hamud of Sohar, Khaburah and Majis in consideration of an
annual tribute of $8,000. Dissatisfied with this settlement, Sa'id, after
engaging the help of the Shaikhs of 'Ajman and Ras-al-Khaimah,
renewed his attack on Sohar; but the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, annoyed that
his aid had not been sought also, kept the Eas-al-Khaimah Shaikh in play
in his own territory ; and, on a successful sortie being made by the
defenders, the 'Ajman Shaikh turned his arms against his employer.
Sa'id then retired to Masqat utterly disgraced, having lost 400 or
500 men. Early in 1832, after entrusting his affairs in ^Oman to his
nephew Muhammad-bin-Salim, to his own eldest son Hilal (whom he
made Wali of Masqat) and to a relation named Sa'ud-bin-' , Ali (whom he
appointed Wali of Barkah), he returned to Africa to resume his
interrupted operations against Mombasah.
Soon after Sa^id^s departure, Sa'ud-bin-'Ali made prisoners at Barkah
of his nominal coadjutors Muhammad-bin-Salim and Hilal who were
on their way to Rustaq; he also laid siege to Masna'ah, but could not
take it. Hamud-bin-^Azzan and Hilal-bin-Muhammad, after taking
part in the ineffectual siege of Masna'ah, proceeded to beleaguer Rus-
taq on their own account, while the Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah took
possession of Dibah, Khor Fakkan and Ghallah, places on the Shamai-
liyah coast. Saiyidah Mozah and Muhammad-bin-ISiasir were as before
the mainstay of Sa^id^s party ; and the former succeeded in ransoming
her nephew and grand-nephew from Sa^ud-bin-'Ali by a payment of
<|8,000. The British Government also lent effectual aid, the Assistant
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. being at once deputed to Masqat
with a respectable naval force, and a man-of-war being stationed tbeie
as a guardship till the immediate danger was past. Sa^id, on his aiii\al
at Masqat in September 1832, was obliged to condone the rebellion ; but
he succeeded in inducing Sa^ud-bin-'Ali to exchange Ids W ilayat of
Barkah for that of Rustaq. Tiie British Government turned a deaf
ear to the Saiyid^s requests for aid in recovering his Shamailiyah posses
sions from the Qawasim, and atlvised him to remain at home in future
and protect his hereditary dominions.
Second rebel
lion in 'Oman
and loss by
Saiyid Sa'id
of bis posses
sions in
Shamailiyah,
1832.

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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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