'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (619/1782)
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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The subject of this mission in its wider aspects is discussed in the his
tory of British relations with Najd.
Assassination of Thuwaini, 1866.
Almost at the same time that he received the letters of theWahhabi
Amir, the British Resident was informed of the death of the Sultan of
'Oman by violence at Sohar, whither he had gone to organise the advance
on Baraimi and whither his brother Saiyid Turki, with whom he was now
perfectly reconciled, had accompanied him. The murder, which had
occurred on or about the 11th of February, was apparently committed by
Salim, an unnatural son of the deceased. Accompanied by a Wahhabi
accomplice Salim stole into an upper room of the Sohar Fort, where his
father was enjoying a midday siesta, and shot him through the forehead
with a double-barrelled pistol; thus tragically but unregretted, after a
long regency and a short reign, died Thuwaini-bin-Sa'id. The chief
characteristics of Thuwaini appear to have been weakness and duplicity ;
not one of the British officers with whom he was brought into contact ever,
apparently, professed either liking or respect for him ; and the manner of
iiis death seems to indicate that he was detested even by the members of
his own family.
Foreign relations of 'Oman, 1856-66.
Communication between Masqat and the outside world was improved
duiing the leign of ibuwaini by the institution of a British service of mail
steameis, and in 186-i and 1S65 an Agreement and a Convention were
concluded 'with the Sultan to facilitate the execution of British
telegiaph piojects in the tersian Gulf. These matters are dealt with
the histoiical Appendices relating to postal and telegraphic communi
cations in the Gulf ; and the establishment of a British Assistant
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Gwadar in 1863 is mentioned in the historical note
on that dependency.
m0S ^ " u P oltan t treaty of the period bearing upon the position of
' a ' kcmcve 1 , one to which the Sultan himself was not a party.
On the 10th March 186ii Great Britain and France subscribed, at Pari 8 ,
Declaratioi. or leciprocal agreement to respect the independence of
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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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