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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎510] (653/1782)

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 his request was granted. On the 24th the enemy appeared in fore
m the upper part of Widi-al-Kahir and on the heights above Kalbuh
and annoyed towers guarding the water supply with musketry fir.'
but could not capture them. On the 25th some friendly Shaikhs
of the Hirth and Masakirah anived with a contingent of 300 men and
the fire of the " Philomel" was discontinued. On the day folloivimr
a small fleet of boats entered the harbour, bringing reinforcements to
the number of 700 men from various quarters, and, all danger beim;
now at an end, the town gates were thrown open and the garrisons permitted
to leave their posts. On the same day Salih-bin-'Ali and 'Abdul 'Aziz
broke up their camp at Buwi and returned to Sharqiyah, leaving a small
party behind to bring the wounded home. The rebels had lost about
70 killed, including three or four Shaikhs ; and the Sultan regarded the
operations as the most decisive in 'Oman since the battle of Dhank in
which the power of 'Azzan-bin-Qais was broken. The tribes principally
implicated in this rebellion were the Hajriyln, Hirth and Habus; but
the Sultan subsequently stated that no tribe of Sharqiyah was entirely
innocent of participation in the rising. The Bani Battash remained
neutial, and the Bam Kalban and Bani Shakail declared for the Sultan.
ion to ThC al ' my 0f the SultSn ''"'"S increased at the end of the siege
z ms of about i ' 700 men ' n,ider
valleys, 18 son Faisa1 ^ to up the rebels and punish the disaffected Ghafiri
N "" mk " t " bes wh0 bad S™ them passage. The movements of Faisal, who
did not start until the 3rd of November, were too leisurely to occasion
any anxiety to the retreating enemy; but he was successful in the
. 01 0 ^ 11 ' S iri ^ ss i on and obtained the submission of the tribes
m aud about Wadi Samail, besides compelling the Nidabiylu and Rahbiyin,
after he had driven tbem.'up Wadi-al-'Aqq, to renonnce their alliance with
ie Hinawis, On his return march Faisal visited the Ma'awal tribe,
who had paid no revenue for three years, in their own valley ; and he
came o eir principal Shaikh a prisoner to Masqat. The Sultan, on
Faisa s arrival disbanded his levies and dismissed them all with presents to
their homes. The operations by Faisal were said to have brought in
fines to the amount of ? 19,800, exclusive of a fine of I^OOO imposed
the Ma awal, of which at least half was ultimately recovered.
Internal Administration of Turki, 1875-1883.
of I ft?.-, ^ Ul ^' a ^ r i 1 ' 8 resumption of power at the end
considerably fiora what it had been before^ for he now no
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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎510] (653/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575944.0x000036> [accessed 21 August 2018]

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