'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (617/1782)
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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from 'Oman and to threaten an invasion of the country in case of non
compliance. Colonel Felly on becoming aware of these facts sent a
letter to the Wahhabi Amir, with whom his visit to Eiyadh had made
him personally acquainted, offering his own services as a mediator, and
he also invited 'Azzan-bin-Qais to a conference at Masqat ; but the letter
remained unanswered, and the invitation was politely declined.
Wahhabi de- In August ] S ()5 the usual Wahhabi mission arrived at Masqat and
creased^ trT- demande(1 fom ' time s the customary annual tribute ; the Sultan, by the
bute, 1865. advice of Colonel Disbrowe, 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. , paid the ordinary
amount, and sent a message to the Amir that, as regards the remainder,
he awaited the result of Colonel Felly's offer of mediation,
on^flr^ises! I n the same month the Jannabah of Sur, who were discontented with
the Sultan's rule, sought Wahhabi assistance from Baraimi ; and the
Wahhabi agent, nothing loth, sent his brother and a Wahhabi contingent
who plundered Suq Sur, assisted by some of the disaffected tribes of
Ja'alan, especially the Jannabah and Bani Bu 'Ali. A garrison occupying
a fort on behalf of the Sultan of 'Oman held out for two days; but they
were unable to prevent the entrance of the enemy into the quarter, and
eventually they themselves surrendered. Nearly all the damage inflicted
fell upon Hindu traders and shopkeepers of the place, who were British
Indian subjects • the extent of their losses was estimated at $27,700, and
one of their number was killed and another wounded. They were pre
vented from disposing in the ordinary way of the corpse of their com
panion; and, before being allowed to leave for Masqat, they were
stripped of almost all their clothing.
gitmfby the . The Sultan ' after a feeble demonstration by sea in the direction of
British Gov- Sur, purchased peace of the Wahhabis by one payment of $10 000 and
ttTuuVn aI10ther 0f Rs - 6 ' 000 ' but British authorities in India, conscious that
^ and Self " mterest re( l uired th em to abandon their usual attitude of
1865-66. neutrality, now incited him to resistance and prepared to aid him with
munitions and ships of wai in re-establishing his authority at places where
it had been overthrown by the Wahhabis. On the advice of Colonel
e y, I huwaim was shortly afterwards supplied with two guns and a
arge quantity of powder and other ammunition for an assault upon
araimi, which was clearly recognised to be the key of the Wahhabi
position in 'Oman, and the Sultan began to collect his tribes for the
expedition -measures to which the Wahhabis replied by an attack on
baham, where some Banyans, British Indian subjects, were driven into
the sea one of them being drowned. The British 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.
also addressed notifications to the Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman, reminding
those who were partisans of the Wahhabis that their ports were within
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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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