'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (620/1782)
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 Sultans of Masqat and Zanzibar. This compact, pregnant with
consequences as yet unforeseen, arose apparently out of Zanzibar affairs
and was entered into by Her Majesty's Government without reference to ^
the Government of India. The Indian Government did not, in fact,
become aware of its existence until 1871.
The claims of Persia to G wadar and Chahbar, raised in 1864, are Persian r«la-
noticed in the separate history * of those ports.
lor g>w^ SAIYID SALIM-BIN-THUWAINI.
General insecurity consequent upon the accession of Sellim, 1866.
The British Resident, after receiving the news of Thuwaini's death
and instructions to abstain for the present from acknowledging
Saiyid Salim, left Khor-ash-Sham for Masqat in the unarmed Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
steamer " Berenice." On his way down the coast he touched at Sohar :
here he learned the details of the recent tragedy and succeeded in obtaining
the release of Saiyid Turki, whom Salim had placed in close custody and
whose life was in imminent danger. On or about the 1st of March
Colonel Pelly reached Masqat and found the British Indian community
in a state of panic. Salim, who with a party of fanatical priests was now
in possession of the town, attempted to open communication with the
Resident by sending a near relative with a letter in which it was asserted
that Thuwaini had died of fever after a short illness ; but Colonel Pelly
ignored these overtures and devoted his attention to embarking the
British Agent, all Christians, and the pearls and specie of the Indian
merchants on board the " Berenice,'" while at the same time he advised
the British Indian subjects for whom there was not room on the
"Berenice" to seek safety in native boats. No war vessels having yet
arrived, and information having been received of a plot by Salim and his
adherents to attack the " Berenice " by night and massacre all on board,
Colonel Pelly decided on quitting Masqat; and after dark the vessel left
When H.M.S, " Octavia" and " Highflyer " arrived at Masqat a few
days later, the bazaars were closed, trade was at a standstill, not
a single native vessel was to be seen in the harbour, and all British
subjects had departed. An invitation from Salim to visit him on
shore was declined by the naval officer commanding.
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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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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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