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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎495] (638/1782)

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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retirement of Hamud-bin-Faisal of Rustaq into private life and the
succession to his place of Ibrahim-bin-Qais^ for from this time onwards
the rebellious line of . Qais had their chief seat in the inaccessible Rustaq
valley, instead of upon the coast. On the 8th of December 1S73 Gwadar
wa s taken by Salim, who appeared there unexpectedly with k handful
of followers and escaladed the fort, possibly with the connivance of the
Walij but his tenure of the place, as will appear from the history of
Gwadar, lasted only three days, after which he became once more a home
less wanderer.
Towards the end of 1873 Turki, who at the time was unmarried, es
poused the daughter of his cousin Hamad-bin-Salim.
At the beginning of 1874, Turki being at the time prostrated by
sickness, Salih-bin--'Ali, on a false report of his death, marched from the Masqat,
Sharqiyah district on Masqat with a force of 300 tribesmen, chiefly Hirth,
Habus, Hajriyin and Al Wahibah, among whom were also a few Ban
Ruwahah. As a candidate for the succession Salih brought with him
Hamud, a son of the late ruler 'Azzan-bin-Qais, whose age was about 12
years. The ^Aqq pass having been denied them by its Ghafiri custodians,
Salih's Hinawi force took the Qahza route and arrived at Ruwi, entirely
unexpected, on the 17th of January. A small detachment of Wahhabi
mercenaries sent out to attack them was defeated with loss, and the rebels
then took possession of Mat rah; they respected the fort of the Khojahs,
over which floated the British flag, but they plundered indiscriminately
in the bazaars, and part of the damage so caused fell upon British Indian
subjects. Arrangements were made by the British authorities to support
Turki in resisting the further progress of the rebels ; but the necessary
means were not immediately at hand, and the Sultan prefened to tieat
with the enemy rather than to protract matters till ships could auive.
On the 20th of January terms were arranged by the Sultan at Masqat
with Hamud-bin-Sa'id, Jahafi, of the Al Wahibah tribe, afterwards
a celebrated freebooter and rebel. The principal conditions on which the
insurgents promised to retire were that they should recerve 86,000 in ca^h
and 100 bags of rice ; that sales of confiscated property made by the Gov
eminent of 'Azzan-bin-Qais to the Hirth and Bani Ruwahah should be
confirmed; that the property of the Khalili should be restored
family; and that the proceedings of the rebels themselves should be co
doned; a stipulation also was added against any attack by the Saltan o
Ibrahhn-bin-Qais, whom Salih-bin-'Ali undertook to restrain. H.M. •
"Nimble" arrived at Masqat on the 32nd of January, but it wa
late, for the terms had been ratified and the rebels weie already eva g
Matrah. The undertaking given by the Sultan to recognise t

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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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