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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎487] (630/1782)

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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encamped and collected a large force. On the 29th of October Major Way,
the 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. at Masqat, visited Sur and warned Turki against
undertaking operations by sea, at the same time refusing to grant him an
interview. Finally, about the end of the year, Saiyid Turki and his
principal adherent, Saif-bin-Sulaiman of the Bani Riyam, marched from
Sur, the former proceeding to Ja^alau and the latter taking the coast
route towards Masqat. By the middle of January 1871 Turki was at
Mudhaibi, threatening Samad with a force of 3,000 men, and Saif-bin-
Sulaiman had occupied Quryat on the coast; while Salih-bin-' , Ali was
holding Samad, and J Azzan, with his brother Ibrahim, was busily engaged
in preparing for the defence of Masqat and Matrah. ^
Saif-bin-Sulaiman attacked 'Azzan in Matrah, apparently on the
30th of January, and took the place all except two forts. Both Saif 'Azzan^
and 'Aszan were killed in this engagement: the latter, it is said, met
his death in the Jabru suburb of the town.
Relations of 'Azzaii with the British Government.
The usurpation of 'Azzan seems to have been, at the first, more dis
tasteful to the British authorities than that even of his pancidal pre
decessor. The arrogant and fanatical character of his counsellois, the
unfavourable influence of his administration on trade, and the fact that
he was not of the line of Sa^id, whom British officers had come to K.^aid
as the natural rulers of the country, were the principal objections "■ ! -,ai
him; and the way towards a better understanding was f 01 some ^
closed by personal friction between Colonel Disbiowe, the 10 itica
Agent, and the members of the new government. 1 • a n
On the seizure by Saiyid Nasir -bm-Thuwaini of Gwadar 111 Apn
1869, the 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. , in order to prevent recourse by the Masqa
authorities to a naval expedition against that place, interdicted t e sa &
bf any vessel of war from the harbour; and when, in the following mo ,
'Azzan, disregarding Colonel Disbrowe's protests, despatched ma
of war by sea to Barkah and other of his own poits in Oman, t at '
to mark his displeasure hauled down his flag and took up his qu '
a few days on board the Indian Marine vessel c Clyde . 01 ^ e J } -
however, the 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. , disallowed the Political gen s
interpretation, in the second case, of the rules relating to t e ma
Friction be*
itveen 'Azzan
and the Bri
tish Politicftl
Agent ovec
the prohibi
tion of mari
time warfare
1869.
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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)
Arrangement

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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