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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎506] (649/1782)

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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the bulk of his force consisted of Al Wahibah, but the Hirth, Habus
Hajriyin, Bani Bu Hasan and Bani Ruwahah were also represented
of whom the Hajriyin had been among the most consistent supporters of
Saiyid Turki's lather. 1 he Masakirah gave money aid to the rebels on
this occasion, but sent no men to join them. On the 15th of
June H.M.S. "Teazer" opportunely returned to Masqat: and on
the 17th Ibrahim-bin-Qais joined the rebel camp. The insurgents,
who numbered at least 1,000 men while the defenders of Masqat
did not exceed 200, appeared on the evening of the i7th to be
advancing to the assault j and, after a warning had been sent them,
H. M. S. "Teazer" at the request of the Sultan threw some shells into
the valley behind the town. A few rounds were fired at night also to
alarm the rebels and prevent their gathering for an attack. On
the next day the"Teazer" ran round to Matrah and dislodged some
rebel sharpshooters whose fire from adjacent houses was galling the
garrison of the fort; and advantage was taken of the opportunity to
oblige all British subjects in the Khojah fort to leave it and go on board
vessels ; the " Teazer " then returned to Masqat, where she repeated the
artillery demonstration of the previous day with the same satisfa- toiy
effect. On the 19th of June the rebels opened communication
with the Sultan; but he refused to discuss matters unless they retired
to Ruwi, which they accordingly did. On the 20th the "Teazer"
carried Turki to Matrah, whence he proceeded to Bait-al-Falaj for an
interview with Salih-bin-^Ali; the latter demanded $20,000 as the price
of bs retirement, but the Sultan was firm in his refusal to pay any*
ing. -During their occupation of Matrah various atrocities had been
committed by the rebels, including the murder of children and of
unarmed negroes. On the 21st of June the Mutawwa' force broke up,
Saih i.tui'ningto Samad and Ibrahim to Pustaq; but Elamud the
fa lin f r ; d f ; r some ^ys in Wadi Boshar, threatening to raze every
house and to destroy ever, date tree between Barkfh and Ma Sq at
unless he receded a donceur of $2,500 from the Sultan; and in the end
the government of Masqat, powerless to attack him, considered it the
best policy to accede to his revest. The Sultan, relieved of present
the 1 'dll '1 ^ ^ the fUtUre ^immediately repairing
b!hl 1 aild Matrah ' V -~ g the garrisons a!
^ertW t foreign mercenarL. A short time
B0 Ha s r ir T f A2iZ ^ ^^the country of .he Bani
without ,hl- ^ a a 311 di8tnct ' wh6re h9 remained for several months
without obtaining any active support.

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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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