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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎502] (645/1782)

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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Kuria Muria
Islands case,
502
July a few shots from thePhilomel " and the support of the men-
of-war's boats enabled Abdul 'Aziz to land and occupy it without
resistance. Negotiations between 'Abdul 'Aziz and the Yal Sa'ad
followed, and it was at length arranged that $5,000 (or one-third of the
amount due) should be paid by the Sultan on condition of the Yal
Sa'ad returning to their allegiance to him, and that the remainder should
be collected by the Yal Sa'ad within 70 days. This settlement received
the assent of the Government of India ; but it was not fully or puno
tually carried out, for in the end $400 due from the Yal Sa'ad was
remitted, and notwithstanding the remission payment was only
completed in January 1875.
After the disposal of the Masna'ah affair another case, arising out of
the wrongful confinement and subsequent release on ransom at Halla-
niyah Island of subjects of the Rao of Kach, claimed attention:
the offenders in this instance were Bani Bu 'Ali of the Ja'afarah section,
belonging to Lashkharah on the South-East Coast of 'Oman. Major
Miles went to Lashkharah in H. M. S. "Philomel"; and, as the
surrender of the actual offenders could not be obtained, a fine of $600
was imposed and was readily paid at Sur by some Shaikhs of the Bani
Bu 'Ali who represented themselves as having been authorised by the
Ja'afarah to act on their behalf. A more considerable claim which
had its origin at Sur in June 1875 was not settled, as will be related
further on, until 1877.
Regency of 'Abdul 'Aziz, Augtist to December 1875.
The position of the regent after his brother's departure was in no way
enviable, for the Masqat treasury was empty and the forts were held by
a discontented tribal soldiery whose pay was in arrears ; but 'Abdul
Aziz showed energy and good sense in coping with the difficulties of the
situation. The leading men of both factions received friendly invitations
to visit Masqat, and a number of them, chiefly Hinawis, responded to the
summons, while the turbulent Bedouins were treated with a judicious
parsimony which had an excellent effect on the public finances. The
general character of the new regime was, after the first, Hinawi and
fanatical , foi Salih-bin- Ali, arriving from Sharqiyah at the head of 400
men, became the principal adviser of 'Abdul 'Aziz, while the Mutaw-
wa s, flocking into Masqat, usurped municipal authority and placed an
interdict on dancing and prostitution. The prospect of exclusion from

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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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