'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (622/1782)
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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British authorities against abetting his proceedings, especially by sea.
Turki then made Yanqul in Dhahirah his headquarters, and, having
obtained support in that quarter, took Sohar by surprise, but was unable
to hold it.
After this he removed to the Ja'alan District and succeeded
in attaching to his interests the Hirth, Bani Bu Hasan, Hajriyin, and assault on
k\ Wahibah tribes. Finally he set his face towards Masqat, negotiating ^^^7.
with Salim as he advanced for the cession of Sohar, and arrived at
Bidhid in the last days of August. His approach caused much alarm in
Masqat, to allay which the British Government gave it to be known that
Turki, even if successful, would not be recognised by them, and that the
forts of which he might obtain possession would be bombarded by British
vessels of war. Turki, however, pressed on to M atrah, which he captured,
and attacked Masqat, but was repulsed from that place.
At this juncture Colonel Pelly, the British Resident in the Gulf, ^^VBritiah
arrived before Matrah with H. M.'e frigate "Octavia." Turki thereupon Resident and
abandoned his territorial pretensions, asking instead for a liberal pension ; Q^urki to
and, by the mediation of the Resident, it was finally arranged that he should India, 1867.
receive from Salim, by deduction from the Zanzibar subsidy, an annual
stipend of $7,200 and should for the future reside in India under the
supervision of the British Government. Salim was accordingly replaced
in possession of Matrah ; and Turki, on the 11th of Septembei 1867,
embarked for Bombay.
These troubles had scarcely subsided when the peace was again jj ama ^i n .
disturbed by a particularly futile contest between the Sultan and his neai Salimj 1867.
kinsman Hamad-bin-Salim, of which unjustifiable aggressions on the
pare of Salim are said to have been the cause. Hamad, fief-holder of
Masna'ah, which had been conferred on him by his uncle the late Sa'id-
bin-Sultan, was supported by the local tribes ; and Salim, in February
1868, found himself obliged to summon Turki -bin-Ahmad-as-Sadairi, the
Wahhabi agent at Baraimi, to his aid; to call upon the Hinawis of
Ja J alan for assistance ; and to draw upon a sum of $40,000 which had
been placed at his disposal by the Government of India, on the security
of the Zanzibar subsidy withheld at this time by Majid, to the extent
of $10,000. A hollow reconciliation then took place; but the Hinawis
of Ja J alan were not to be baulked of their expected rewards. On the
way to Masqat they allowed themselves to be bought over by Hamad for
a small sum, but shortly returned to their allegiance to Salim ; and, after
draining the resources of Salim dry, they quartered themselves upon
Hamad at Masna'ah and reduced him to the utmost straits for money.
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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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