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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎460] (603/1782)

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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promises of payment, which had the effect of causing Fazal 'Ali Khan
to withdraw his troops. In 1847 Saiyid Sa'id received a second Persian W ^
princess in marriage, a grand-daughter of Fath J Ali Shah; but the match
had no political significance or value, and he continued to demand in
vam reparation for the indignities which he had suffered. British
intervention also failed for a time to procure redress; but in 1848, when
the British authorities were on the point of withdrawing their objection
to his employing naval force, the unfriendly sovereign of Persia died,
British influence at Tehran revived, and a settlement was reached. The
offender Fazal ■'Ali Khan was removed from his post.
th^ neV ^andar During the last absence of Saiyid Sa'id at Zanzibar between 1852
'Abbas lease and 1854, the Persians, probably encouraged by the difficulties to which
Sa'id on un- W^'hakis at Baraimi had reduced the 'Oman regency, renewed
favourable their efforts to terminate the 'Omani occupation of Bandar 'Abbas and
terms and at -i , .
an increased dependencies; and they succeeded in expelling Saif-bin-Nabhan, whom
rental, 1856. Na id on his return from East Africa found residing at Masqat and
treated with coldness,—apparently from a belief that the catastrophe
had been partly due to his mismanagement. The Saiyid shortly after
despatched against Bandar 'Abbas a large expedition, composed chiefly of
Arabs from Shaiqiyah and Oman Proper, under the command of his
son Thuwaini, and the lost districts were temporarily recovered ; but they
could not be held against the ever-increasing numbers of the Persians,
and Saiyid Thuwaini was eventually driven to his ships, while many of
his force fell in the hands of the enemy and were carried as prisoners
to Shiraz. Ihe Bani las of Trucial 'Oman would apparently have
made common cause with the Saiyid on this occasion; but the British
authorities, fearing that this might bring the Qawasim into action
on the opposite side, forbade them to cross the Gulf to his assistance.
The lease of Bandar 'Abbas to Sa'id was renewed * by a Persian
edict in 18oo, and by a formal treaty on the 17th November 1856. The
districts of Shamil, Minab and Biyaban, and the islands of Qishm and
Hormuz, were speciaed as included in the lease ; but the sovereign rights
of Persia over all these places were now clearly asserted and admitted, and
the annual rental—in 1821 only $4,000—was increased from $6,000 to
$14,000 Tumans, including an honorarium of 2,000 Tumans. The new
arrangement was made in favour of Sa'id and hist sons only, and was
* See Aitcluson's Treaties, 3rd edition, Appendices 45 and 28.
nno!ti • iZ^i 8 ( ': Aul5d " ) - The Government of India, in discussing the
desc -ndTf. H '"f 1° ^ tl,at ^ ^ 1110111(16(1 "™y cirecty
descended trom the loins of the then Imam."

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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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