'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (597/1782)
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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lion in 'Oman
and loss by
But Sa'id could not bring himself to abandon bis designs on
Mombasah, wbich was now once more in the hands of the Mazari'; and
in November 1833, after making- terms with the Wahhabis, whose
presence at Baraimi was again seriously felt, he placed his third son
Thuwaini in charg-e of 'Oman and left for East Africa. Again his
departure was the signal for a, revolt, in which the leading spirit was
this time Hamud-bin-'Azzan. Hamud seized Rustaq, of which the
"Wali, Sa'ud-bin-'Ali, had recently been murdered ; and, the trusty
Muhammad-bin-Nasir having' died, the forts of Uisn Samail and
Bidbid, of which he had been in charge, appeared to be in danger also.
The British Resident 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. accordingly visited Masqat and
wrote to Hamud to inform him that further aggressions on his part
would cause him to be regarded as an enemy of the British Government;
but Hamud, nothing daunted, partially occupied Suwaiq towards the
end of 1834. He was promptly dislodged, however, by a force which
Thuwaini sent from Masqat.
Sa'id, having returned from Africa in April 1835, organised an
expedition against Rustaq, but it failed; and a subsequent attempt upon
Sohar was abandoned by him from personal fear of an enormous tribal
levy which had been collected for his operations from the Dhahirah district.
In 1836 Sa'id entered into an arrangement with Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq, the
Wahhabi, for the expulsion of Hamud from Sohar and Rustaq; and
Sohar was again invested, the troops of the Wahhabi and the tribal
contingents besieging it by land, while the ships of the Saiyid blockaded
it by sea. The defenders, however, having suggested that the Wahhabis
in event ol success might retain Sohar for themselves, 8a id became
suspicious of his allies and broke off the siege, which perhaps he was
well-advised in doing. These two last expeditions against Sohar are
said to have cost the Saiyid not less than $300,000 in subsidies and
During Sa'id's fourth absence from 'Oman, between November J 836
and September 1889, Hamud, having attained his principal objects,
remained quiescent, and, as the time of the Saiyid's return approached,
he even sought the good offices of the British Government as mediator
between himself and his relative. As Hamud stood well with the
British authorities and had joined a federation formed under their
auspices to oppose the advance of the Egyptians, the Resident was
permitted to exercise good offices on his behalf; and on the 23rd of
December 183S), not without diffieulty, a treaty was concluded between
Sa'id and Hamud at Masqat, by which the territorial status quo wi
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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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