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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎472] (615/1782)

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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Ee-establislimeiit of the British. Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Masqat, 1861.
The arbitration proceedings brought home to the Government of India
the expediency of re-appointing a European political officer to Masqat,
where British interests at the time of the breach between Thuwaini
and Majid had been represented only by an illiterate Jew. This cir
cumstance alone had placed Thuwaini at a considerable disadvantage
in relation to his brother, for Majid was advised in all his difficulties
by the British Resident at Zanzibar. Lieutenant W. M. Pengelley of
the Indian Navy was selected as the first incumbent of the revived post.*
Internal affairs of 'Oman, 1861-64.
Rebellion of
Saijid
Turki and
his treacher
ous seizure
by th«
Sultan, 1861.
Sohar ac
quired by tlie
SulUn, 1861.
Suwaiq and
Kbaborah
lost by the
Sultan, 186].
Saiyid Turki of Sohar, disregarding the advice of the British autho-
lities that he should consider himself subject to his brother Thuwaini,
now openly defied the authority of the Sultan ; and Saiyid Thuwaini,
in the early summer of 1861, was about to proceed against him with an
aimed force, when the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. volunteered his mediation
and it was accepted by both sides. On a safe-conduct from the Political
Agent, which Thuwaini promised to respect, Turki came to Sib to confer
with his brother ; but, on the arrival of Thuwaini, he suddenly changed
his mind, feigned indisposition, refused a meeting, and made arrange*
ments foi leturning to Sohar. Thereupon Lieutenant Pengelley, by
an unfortunate error of judgment, withdrew his intervention ; and
Thuwaini, conceiving that the safe-conduct was thereby annulled,
seized bai^id Tuiki and carried him off to Masqat, where he placed him
in close confinement.
1 he people of Sohar, on hearing of this, revolted; and Thuwaini sailed
against them with a naval force, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. following him in
a British sloop-of-war. The town of Sohar was found deserted, and
Thuwaini returned after installing his son Salim there as Wali.
A little later, in the month of September, the Yal Sa^ad of Batinah
an t he B ani Jabii rose in rebellion at the instigation of Qais-bin-^Azzan
war and 1 < 8erv0 l with the Turkish contingent in the Crimean
the Persian war of 1856-57^° 0 ^ C0ll6CtiDg trans F 0rt «Birr.als in Turkish 'Iraq for

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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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