'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (650/1782)
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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In the summer of 1878 'Abdul 'Aziz made a movement against
Masqat^ eliciting a written protest from Colonel Miles; his advance
was arrested by Ghafiri opposition in Wadi Samail, but not until it
had given rise to a panic in the capital, where the recollection of
Bedouin brutalities in the previous year was still fresh. Apart from
this scare, 'Oman, for the next few years, remained exempt from serious
In 1879 some trouble with the Rinds occarred at Gwadar, and in the
same year Dhufar was re-occupied by troops from 'Oman, after an interval
of fifty years ; but these events, which are related in the Annexures on
Gwadar and Dhufar history, did not re-act on the home politics of Oman.
There were local rebellions in Dhufar in 1880 and 1883.
Such disturbances as occurred in 'Oman itself were purely local or
tribal. One centred upon the fort of 'Ainainin Dhahirah, which early m
1879 was seized from the Miyayihah by some Baluchis. The Baluchis
retained it until 1881, when, being hard pressed by a large Ghafiri
combination, they made it over to the Bam 'All of Yanqul: the Sultan,
it may be remarked, by authorising the Baluchis to hold the fort m his
name, had given great offence to Shaikh Barghash, the Tamimah of all the
Ghifiris. Soon after taking possession of Bait-al-'Amam the Bam Ah
made a successful sortie against the Ghafiri besiegeis, in which ovei
50 men were said to have been killed. In 1881 the Miyayihah were at
war with no less than eight other tribes. <
Another important dispute related to the fort of A^vabi, w c was
held by the 'Abriyin and claimed by the Bani Riyam. It was decided by
the transfer of the fort in 1881, in consequence of an agreement to the
ownership of the Sultan, who retained in it the garrison of the 'Abriym.
But the most serious tribal affray was one which resulted, m July 1881,
from an old feud between the Bani Bu 'Ali and the Bam Bu Hasan
in Ja'alan; it took the form of an attack, after five days notice given,
bytheBani Bti' Ali assisted by the Jannabah, Bam Rasi an is m
upon the Bani Bu Hasan, whom they totally defeated in own
quarter of JawaW-Khuwaisah and drove into the fort. is
ment was described as the most sanguinary ever fought between ^ Om ^
tribes, and was said to have cost the lives of 60 of the Bam u
75 of the Bani Bu Hasan. v.- i j.
In 1882 tha-e was a recrudescence in 'Oman of po i ica io
of a graver kind. On the Uth of March Ihrahim -bin-Qai. once mo.e
seized Masna'ah; but, warned by previous experience, ere j a i
protected the British Indian traders from pillage an an resolved
Ufe of the port continued uudisturbed. The Sultan, however, was resolved
of 'Awabi by
Bu 'Ali and
Bani Bu Ha
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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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