'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (609/1782)
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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Sa'ld by the
" Ternateto Masqat, where three other cruisers belonging to the
East India Company were already assembled. On the 19th of October
1829, after a small part of the " OscarV - ' cargo, consisting of Kashmir
shawls had been recovered at Masqat on payment of salvage, the
Resident, with the British squadron, and the Sultan, with two
frigates, sailed in company for Sur; but no traces of the missing
property were discovered at that place. Commodore Collinson then
visited Khor Jaramah, where ho had a long interview with Muhammad-
bin-'Ali, the chief Shaikh of the Bani Bu 'Ali, and persuaded him to
give up a few shawls and cash to the amount of §1,200, this being all
that the Shaikh, according to his own solemn oath, had it in his power
to restore. As the offending tribes could not be punished by means of
a naval expedition, the .Resident abandoned the idea of further
recoveries, and instead " endeavoured to create such an impression on
the minds of the inhabitants of this dangerous coast as would bo likely
ff to prove highly beneficial to any British ship that might have the
« misfortune to suffer a similar accident to that which had befallen the
Oscar ; and so the proceedings terminated.
After the difficulties with the Bani Bu 'Ali, encountered together
in 1820-21, the British authorities in India never failed to show their
solicitude for the interests of Saiyid Sa'id, at times restraining him
from imprudent enterprises in Bahrain, Persia or Turkish Iraq,
and at ^ others directly supporting his authority against rebels,
or enabling him to obtain a'reduction of Wahhabi demands. The
British naval demonstrations at Masqat in 1830 and T833, the threats
addressed by the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. to Hamud during his rebellion in
1 834, the peace arranged between Saiyid Sa'id and the Sohar chief by
ntish intervention in 1839, the help and encouragement afforded bv
the British representatives in the Wahhabi crises of 1845 and 1862, the
diplomatic support lent to his case at Tehran in 1848,-these are lead-
mg illustrations of the spirit which, after 1821, animated the policy of
the British Government towards Sa id. On the other band' the
overnmen o ndia, m 1834, positively declined to undertake the
Zn 7 f ™ amfamin g fch e integrity of the continental possessions
ttrt 0fMUSC f a ^ the Wahh * bis ' -marking that," if we
"support ^hl/n^p 0 " rSelVeS ^ a declaration of 0 u r intention to
"expense and it ' I ^ of po]ic y must be Allowed up at any
"treasure whLh 18to se t limits to the waste of blood and
treasure which might ensue in consequence " The Saivid on his part
was not wanting in OTafitn^ . n a a- „ y f
^ n , at his final departure from Zanzibar
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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