'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (636/1782)
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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between Shinas and Masna'ah, both of which were in his hands; the
Enstaq valley was held by 'Azzan^s cousin Faisal-bin-Hamud; and some
Wahhabis, profiting by divisions among the Na'im, had reoccupied the
Barairai fort. The most serious competitor for the sovereignty of 'Oman,
however, appeared at first to be Salim-bin-Thuwaini, the ex-Sultan, who
was now living in exile at Qishm; and even greater disquiet was before
long to be caused to Turki by 'Abdul 'Aziz, his own younger brother, who
at first joined him as one of his dependents. The decisive battles of
Dhank and Matrahhad been won for Turki chiefly by Ghafiri tribesmen,
and it was upon the loyalty of the Ghafiris that the new sovereign in the
beginning of his reign chiefly relied.
The recovery of the Sohar principality was the first task to which Turki ^k^from
addressed himself. On his first expedition, in May and June 1871, Brahim-bin-
Shinas was taken; but Sohar town, though besieged, made a successful Sllinag> L i waj
resistance. A second effort in August 1871, in which the Shaikh of Dibai
participated, resulted in the capture of Liwa ; and the walls of Sohar Town Khabavah in
also were breached and the place was about to be stoimed, when the fol ^ 0 £
lowers of Turki, true to the 'Oinaui predilection for a balance of power, Sohar, 1871.
insisted on a compromise by which Sallan and Khaburah with all inter
mediate places on the Batinah coast (including Sohar) should be retained
by Ibrahim, while the remainder (including Masna'ah and Suwaiq) were
transferred to Turki. In this position matters remained until November
1871, when Turki, who had now been strengthened by British recognition
of his Sultanate, succeeded in taking Khaburah.
Meanwhile in June 1871, 'Abdul 'Aziz, after declining the command '
of the Sohar expedition which was offered to him, had established himself ^ Salih-
at Gwadar in virtual independence of his brother ; and rivalry and opposi- g alim> 1871 .
tion, which only the impecuniosity and personal insignificance of the 72.
malcontents prevented from becoming a danger to Turin s mle, now
sprang up on every side. At the end of the year Salih-bin- All ^as fos
tering disaffection among the Hinawi tribes of the Sharqiyah District and
had opfi^'d a treasonable correspondence with Ibrahim-bin-Qais ; Abdul
'Aziz, by means of emissaries sent from Gwadar, was carrying on
intrigues throughout'Oman; and Salim at Qishm was meditating a
coalition with Ibrahim, whose sister he had received m marriage. In
February 1872, Salim, after an interwiew en route with Ibrahim, landed at
Sur • but on Turki following him to that place, which is a stronghold of
the Ghafiris, he decamped to the country of the Bani Bu Hasan m the
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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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