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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎470] (613/1782)

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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and he had designated his son Khalid ; the offspring of a Malabari
woman, as heir to his African dominions. Khalid, however, predeceased
his father ; and his place in the dispositions made for the family was
t<ik( 11 by another son JVlajid, whom Sa'id, at his final departure
from Africa in 1854, left in [charge of Zanzibar. At the death of
Sa'id, accordingly, Thuwaini and Majid stood forth as the rulers of
Oman and Zanzibar respectively; while Turki, a brother intermediate in
age, held separate possession of Sohar, over which his father in his life
time had appointed him Wali.
between 6 In 1856 or 1857 Muhammad-bin-Salim was deputed by Thuwaini
Thuwaini and Masqat to visit Majid at Zanzibar, and succeeded in obtaining a
hetrs' in 1,16 P 10m ^ se the latter that he would pay a sum of §4)0,000 annually to
possession Thuwaini; one-fourth of this sum was to be devoted to satisfvingr the
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of 'Oman and ( ema s 0 ^ le ^ ahhabis, who now exacted from ^Oman a yearly tribute
of $20,000. It is uncertain whether the agreement thus formed was
accompanied by conditions, or by any clear understanding as to the
relative position of the two brothers ; and it is therefore possible that the
parties inteipreted it in different senses, the one regarding it as an admis
sion of his rights of suzerainty by an inferior, the other as a compromise
entered into with an equal.
^ ^ hatevei may have been its nature, it did not long remain in force;
against Zan- ^ piomised payments were withheld by Majid; and at the end of
e^b^BrS 1858 ^ beCame kn0Wn that Thuwaini was albout to proceed in person
interposition, Zanzibar. A steam frigate, despatched by the Governor of
Bombay, succeeded in overtaking the J Omani expedition, after it had
sailed, in the neighbourhood of Kas-al-Hadd ; and Thuwaini, in deference
to the wishes of Lord Elphinstone, who deprecated hostilities and
suggested recourse to British arbitration, caused his fleet of about 10
vessels with 2,500 fighting men on board to put about and return
to Masqat. It was perhaps fortunate for himself that he did so, for
^biothei Tuiki was already on the point of making an attack on
Omani capital. The proceedings of Turki were possibly countenanced
y Majid, and it seems probable that Thuwaini, on his part, did what
he could to piomote disaffection to Majidin Zanzibar, where in the
autumn of 185 J the Hiith of Oman and Barghash, a younger brother of
Maji , rose in lebellion, and where the French Consul was believed
to encourage the designs of the disloyal and of Thuwaini's agents.
mission ^of n ' ' luu ai " n ^ though he accepted the arbitration of the Viceroy and
U2fln Uiry ' -TT 1 ^ ]ieia ^ India in principle, was extremely unwilling to
om imself to abide by His Excellency's decision; however, a written
Zanzibar,
1857.
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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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