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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎485] (628/1782)

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 the Ja'alan district, 'Azzan advanced on Baraimi with a total force
of about 1,500 men; took the place, after slight resistance, on or about
the 18th of June 1869 ; and, after installing a garrison under one of his
own relations, returned to Masqat. Before leaving Baraimi 'Azzan
entered into an alliance with the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi and undertook to
pay him a subsidy on condition of his protecting the Baraimi frontier of
; 0man. A counter-alliance was formed by the remaining Shaikhs of
Trucial ^Oman among themselves ; but the Shaikh of Sharjah quickly
forsook it and attached himself to the interests of ^Azzan.
The British Resident 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. , on hearing of the capture Inability of ^
of Baraimi, hastened to remind the Wahhabi Amir of the obligation ru | er to
under which he had placed himself in 1866 to abstain from molesting retahate,
Arab States in alliance with the British Government; but his letter was
apparently ignored, and ^Azzan presently received a laconic warning from
; Abdullah-bin-Faisal to prepare for an invasion of ""Oman by the Amir in
person at the head of 20,000 men. At the beginning of 1870 it seemed
probable that the threat would be carried into effect; for the Wahhabi
chief was then at ^Oqair on the coast of Hasa and had ordered a large
fleet of boats to be made ready, which he probably intended to use as
transports for a part of his force. Meanwhile, at the end of February,
^Azzan, accompanied by his own brother Ibrahim and by Sa^ud, a rebel
lious brother of the Wahhabi Amir, proceeded to Baraimi and conferred
there with his ally the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi. Various obstacles now
interposed, which obliged the Wahhabi to defer his operations against
; Oman: among them were the unseasonable scarcity of water and forage
in the country between Hasa and Baraimi, the combination between the
Abu Dhabi Shaikh and the ruler of "'Oman, the prospect of being himself
called to account by the British power in connection with the recent inva
sion of Bahrain from Hasa, and the fear of intrigue at Riyadh during his
absence. Before long 'Abdullah was involved in civil war at home, and
he found no further opportunity of prosecuting his designs on ■'Oman.
Successful campaign of Turki against ■'Azzan and death of ^Azzan
1870-71.
The enmity of the Wahhabi power had thus no direct consequences ;
but, by encouraging his rivals to renewed activity, it affected very detri
mentally the position of "'Azzan.

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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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