'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (601/1782)
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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in the Gulf addressed a stringent protest to the Amir, enjoined Sa'ad
to await his master's orders, and sent British war-vessels to cruise upon
the Batinah coast. These steps caused the Wahhabi to abate his
demands ; he agreed to accept, exclusive of an initial present of 1^,000
an annual tribute of $5,000 a year which Thuwaini under' his
father's instructions was willing to pay; and the Wahhabi expedition
was then broken up, and Majis restored to the ruler of 'Oman. The
prestige of the Wahhabis seems to have suffered by this settlement,
for we now find a number of local chiefs and tribes—particularly the Yal
Sa'ad arming against them j and their messengers in Batinah were
aftei this frequently detained and otherwise treated with contumely.
At the end of 1852 'Abdullah-bin-Faisal, the son of the Wahhabi
Amu, arrived at Baraimi with a commission to extend and enforce the
authority of his father's Government. Taking advantage of the recent
expulsion of Qais-bin- J Azzan from Sohar, he required the cession of that
district by Saiyid Sa'id, and demanded an increase of tribute so great as
to make it apparent that what he really wished was a pretext for declar
ing war. The British Resident in the Gulf, who had meanwhile reached
e coast of Irucial Oman upon a different errand, at once applied
himself to counteracting the influence and prestige of the Wahhabis, and
at the same time encouraged the regent Thuwaini to resistance by a
p mi ® e to assist him, if need be, in the defence of his capital : his attitude
emboldened Saiyid Thuwaini to proceed to Sohar, which he placed in a
. te ^ e ^ ence - Ihe Wahhabis then abandoned their design of attack-
S*, and a compiomise was arranged under which the frontiers
° . ( . )ll J an rCmamed intact ' but the yearly tribute payable to the
Wahhabis was increased from $5,000 to $12,000 ; simultaneously
an o ensive and defensive alliance was established between the
signatories, the Wahhabis in particular undertaking to assist the regent
Thuwaini in case of internal difficulties. In the next year, the tribes
of Batinah having withheld their contributions and payment of the
i.fq , 11 consequently impossible, Thuwaini called upon
Abdunah-bin-K.sal for the aid guaranteed by the recent treaty, it
was afforded though not without reluctance; and at the end of 1853 the
Gove r) 1 ^ f 1 f'n ^ amity sti11 P reVailed between the
Government of Oman and the Wahhabi power. Ahmad the Sidairi
whom the Wahhabis now placed in charge of Baraimi, s.ius about ^
wmn^ fitr "ff! ' ^ 111 where he probably
aWv n d f COn ; rr 0m tliemhabit - t ^ --P-tive of the tribute
already paid for the whole country by the ruler of 'Oman
; % TBimW .
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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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