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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎508] (651/1782)

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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and
Matiah
Masqat
threatened by
rebels, 1882.
Machinations
of Salih-bin-
Ali, 1883.
Third rebel
attack on
Masqat, Octo
ber 1883.
on recovering- it by force of arms; and on the 9th and 10th of April
he attacked the fort with an 18-pounder gain, H.M.S. "Arab"" bein
present to watch events, but not to take part in the operations. Ibrahim
himself was absent at Rustaq, and on the second day of the bombardment
the fort was taken by assault, not without a number of casualties on
either side. Turki then resumed possession of Masna'ah; and the
success thus gained redounded considerably to his credit.
In the month of June 1882, however, Saiyid 'Abdul 'Aziz and
Hamud the Jahafi succeeded in slipping through the 'Aqq pass; and on
the 22nd they arrived at Wataiyah with the declared intention of attack
ing Mat rah and Masqat. A protest by Major Grant, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency.
at Masqat, failed to divert them from their purpose; but, on the 24th of
June, inlluenced probably by the arrival of H.M.S. "Arab" which
anchored off Matrah, the rebels substituted negotiations for threats and
in the end extorted favourable terms from the Sultan, one condition
being the payment of a pension of $200 a month to 'Abdul 'Aziz.
Saiyid Faisal, the Sultan's son, was then sent to punish the Nidabiyin
for allowing the passage of the rebels through Wadi-al-'Aqq, but he
allowed himself to be deterred by the threats of Salih -bin-'Ali and 'Ablul
'Aziz.
Throughout the earlier part of 1888 Salih-bin-'Ali was busy in prepar
ing the way for a supreme effort to depose Saiyid Turki; but he had uow
lost the support of Ibrahim of Rustaq, who in March of that year accepted
a pension of $100 a month from the Sultan; and, though he still
put 'Abdul 'Aziz prominently forward, it seems to have been his inten
tion, if successful, to set the religious recluse Hamud -bin-Faisal of Hnstan
upon the throne Salih made skilful use of dissensions among the
' afil16 of VVadl Sa mftil and its tributary Wadis, especially of a
dispute between the Nidabiyin and Bani .Tabir about date plantations
at Sarur, to weaken the chief defence of Masqat against invasions from
. arcpyah. He was so successful that the confidence of Turki in the
Nidabiyin was temporarily shaken, and the tribe repudiated their obliga
tion to hold the Aqq pass against the Sultan's enemies.
Of the final attempt on Masqat, which was not made until October,
there were several premonitory symptoms. In June Hamud the Jahafi
a empted to make his way down to Masqat, but was stopped at Sarur
Silihl-'^ar 3,111 ! T and Siyabiyin tribes ' At the middle of August
unomio ^ 1 'Tu A ' AZa ^ at Sa ™ 1 '' where the y had oome
but tbT,'l " . . tbe dls I ,ute ^ween the Nidabiyin and BaniJahir;
Sey had a large force with them, they unaccouLtahly returned

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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)
Arrangement

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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