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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎492] (635/1782)

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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dencies. But for the refusal of British recognition, the consequent loss
of the Zanzibar subsidy, and the release by the Indian Government of his
most dangerous rival Turki, it is possible that "'Azzan might nevertheless
have surmounted all his difficulties and reduced "'Oman, for a time at
least, to the semblance of a well-ordered monarchy.
SAIYID TURKI-BIN-SA'IB.
> aased i
1871-88.
Events in Oman from Turki's accession to his temporary retire
ment, 1871-75.
Capitulation
of 'Azzaa's
supporters,
Febrnary
1871.
After the death of J Azzan-bin-Qais and Saif-bin-Sulaiman at Matrah ;
operations were continued by the surviving leaders upon either
f^ide, and by the 3rd of February the town of Masqat was in the
possession of lurki s adherents, a number of whom belonged to the
Hishm tribe; but the Khalili still held out in the forts. Meanwhile
Colonel Pelly, 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. , had arrived
on the spot, and a day or two later Turki, whom Salih-bin-'Ali had
successfully held in check at Samad, appeared at Masqat to profit by the
success oi his supporters. An armistice having been arranged, the
Khalili consented to surrender the forts to Turki upon certain terms,
of which the principal were that members of the late government should
not be molested by the new, and that their official acts should be
ratified, and theii public liabilities assumed, by their successors. A
written agreement was accordingly drawn up and was attested by
Colonel Pelly and by 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, as
witnesses. It was fortunate that the British officers concerned took the
precaution of explaining that they assumed no responsibility for the sub
sequent observance of the agreement by either party; for, less than a
month after, the death of the Khalili took place in circumstances
m cative of foul play and was followed within 48 hours by the death of
his son also.
As matters now stood, Turki was master of Masqat, Matrah and Sur,
and he commanders of a number of the forts in the interior of 'Oman had
f l- m t a 1 hrahim-bin-Qais, the brother of the deceased
, om is eadquarters at Sohar ruled the whole Batinah coast

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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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