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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎457] (600/1782)

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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ment just described appears to have been negotiated with the Wahhabi
general Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq by Saiyid Sa'id immediately before his third
expedition to East Africa, but there is nothing to show how long the tribute
promised continued to be paid. The abortive combination formed by Sa'id
and the Wahhabis in 1836 for the purpose of expelling Hamud-bin-
'Azzan from Sohar and Rustaq has already been noticed under the head of
internal affairs.
In 1839 the Egyptians occupied the position in Central Arabia from
which they had ousted the Wahhabis ; but they continued the domineer
ing policy of their predecessors towards 'Oman, and they even made use
of the same local agents, namely Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq and Bin-Battal. Sa id,
in order to promote his designs on Bahrain, which he had never abandoned,
was disposed at first to conform his policy to that of Muhammad Ali,
Pasha of Egypt; but, on becoming aware of the anti-Egyptian senti
ments of the British Government in what concerned Eastern Arabia, he
associated himself w T ith their views, underwent the reconciliation
already mentioned with his kinsman Hamud of Sohar, who was a con
sistent opponent of Egyptian influence, and disregarded a peremptory
demand made on him for assistance by Khurshid Pasha, the Egyptian
Commander in Najd. Such correspondence with the Egyptian authorities
as he could not avoid he carried on henceforward with the cognisance and
approval of the British Government. The danger to Oman fiom the
Egyptians ceased only on the withdrawal of the latter from Isajd in
1840.
At the beginning of 1845, during Sard's longest absence from Oman,
Sa'ad -bin-Mutlaq appeared once more at Baraimi in his oiiginal and
familiar character of Wahhabi agent, captured Majis, and demanded
tribute of Sa 'id's representative (Saiyid Thuwaini) and of Hamud (the
Sohar chief) at the rate of 820,000 and $5,0( 0 per annum respectively.
Hamud was ready to appeal to arms, but Thuwaini prefened to temporise ,
and a truce was patched up on the understanding that $5,000 down
should be paid on account of Sohar. while the rest of the demand was
referred to Saiyid Sa'id at Zanzibar. This arrangement was m conso
nance with the advice of 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. , who
on the first appearance of danger had counselled ihuwaini to comply wit
the Wahhabi demands, provided they were not excessive or humiliating,
and in the opposite case to threaten a reference to the British Govern
ment. Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq soon violated the truce by peimittin^ a raid
on Barkah, and began to collect a huge levy of tribesmen, large y am
Qitab, for an attack of Masqat : in this emergency the British Resident
'Oman
threatened
bv Egypt,
1839-40.
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Wahliabi
aggression
renewed,
1845.
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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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