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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎455] (598/1782)

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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confirmed and the parties bound themselves to live in peace without
jealousy or discord^ Sa'id even undertaking to afford the Sohar chief
military support, should such be required, against his enemies.
Whether Hamud faithfully observed this treaty or not is uncertain:
facts can be adduced in favour of either view. In 1840 Hamud accom
panied Sa'id on a cruise to Qishm and Bandar 'Abbas j but again in
1841, after the departure of Sa^id for Africa, he paid a visit to Bombay
of which the object has not been satisfactorily explained and was probably
hostile to Sa'id. On his return to Sohar the conduct of Hamud was
peculiar; for he placed some Mutawwa's or religious zealocs—among them
the afterwards famous Sa^d-bin-Khalfan Khalili,—in charge of his
principal forts, to hold them against the Wahhabis, and himself adopted
a religious profession and way of life. A proposal was next circulated,
perhaps without his approval, that he should be raised to the Imamate
of all •'Oman. Then, a disagreement having occurred between Saif,
the son of Hamud, and the Mutawwa' party, the former succeeded in
possessing himself of Sohar ; but, on his opening friendly relations with
Sa'id^s representative Thuwaini, his father Hamud caused him to be
assassinated. The order, connection, and explanation of these events are,
and must remain, obscure.
In 1849 Saiyid Thuwaini proceeded by sea to Shinas. One of his
objects was to provide for the safety of Shinas, Ghallah and Khor
Fakkan—the two latter havino- been at some time recovered from the
O
Qawasim—which were again threatened by the northern tribes; but
another object also soon declared itself in the treacherous seizure at
Shinas of Hamud, whom Thuwaini suspected of hostile proceedings in
consistent with the treaty of 1839, and in an attack on Sohar. Qais, the
brother of Hamud, defended Sohar with energy and called in the Shaikh
of Ras-al-Khaimah, with whose help Shinas, Ghallah and Khor Fakkan
were quickly taken; meanwhile however, in April 1850, Hamud had
died in his prison at Masqat, not without suspicion of foul play. The
Government of India, who strongly reprobated the faithless conduct of
Saiyid Thuwaini, sent the Political llesident in a steam-frigate to
mediate, but not authoritatively, between the parties in the field ; but
his intervention remained without effect: letters also were written by
the British authorities to Saiyid Sa^id at Zanzibar to urge his immediate
return.
SaM on reaching Masqat in May 1851 approved the proceedings of
Inuwaini, who in all likelihood had only obeyed his father's instructions;
* The Appendix on Religions may be consulted with reference to the Ma'awwa party
and their views.
Eccentric
behaviour
thereafter of
Saiyid
Hamud,
1839-49.
1 reachfcrous
removal of
Saiyid Ha
mud by the
representa
tive of Saiyid
Sa'id.
1849-50.
Recovery df
Sohar by
Saiyid Sa'id,
1851.

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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)
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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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