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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎504] (647/1782)

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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504
at Hisn Samail where he had ^one for the purpose of replacing, a Ghafiri
garrison by one of Baluchis. The fort guards at Matrah, who were
partly Baluchis, acknowledged Turki without hesitation and put him in
possession of the place ; but the Bani Bu Hasan holders of the Masqat
forts declined to admit him to the capital without orders from 'Abdul
'Aziz; and the latter, probably alarmed by Turki's extraordinary
conduct, sent them orders to hold out until he should himself arrive to
their assistance. On the 19th of December, Turki, having received
Ghafiri reinforcements from Nakhl and a few Wahhabis from the faithful
M all of Sohar, occupied the heights above Masqat town ; and on the
21st, after two days of harmless skirmishing with the defenders, he
entered the place unopposed. The forts held out for a few days moreand
then surrendered. Turki had been joined soon after his arrival at
Matrah by the notorious Hamud-bin-Sa'id, Jahafi, with 30 men.
Incident. An lllcident of these operations was the improper use by Turki's
adherents of the British flag, -.vhich they hoisted on a boat sent by Turki
from Matrah with a letter to Colonel Miles. The boat was fired on
as it passed, by the Masqat forts ; but, an ample apology having been
made by both sides for the impropriety of which they had been guilty, the
matter was allowed to drop.
Events in 'Oman from the return of Turki to the attack, by
Sahh-bin-'Ah and Abdul 'Aziz, on Masqat, 1876-83.
a„^ i0 L DOf the . reign0fTurkiwas not free fem disturb,
and otherTe '■ " ^rahim-bin-Qais, Saiyid'Abdul 'Am,
severe shock 00Ilteiltl! ' but 1118 authority did not again sustain any
'Abdul 'Aziz ^ v v j i ;
interior, isje! obliged to rpt'^'f, KaS u'-'" >i . v llls adherents and found himself
luedfora I t. 7 M to The Sa.nftil fort conti-
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SXT 0 i th : S J Ulto ' 6 Balachis - negotiations then
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gree to no settlement which involved his removal

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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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