'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (657/1782)
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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after his return from Gwadar was able to obtain any satisfaction from
the Suris; but at length in July 1877 Mr. Hobertson, the Political
Agent, accompanied by the Sultan's Wazir, proeeeded to the spot in
H.M.S. " Teazer" and, by threats of instant coercion, recovered
the amount of the Banyan's claim together with a fine of $2,000,
The fine, after the cost of sending the ship had been deducted, was
handed over to the Sultan.
The raid of Hamud the Jahafi in Batinah, in the autumn of 1876, was
the cause of some loss to Hindu traders at Saham, whose property was
plundered partly by Hamiid^s men and partly by the Yal Bu Qaraiu
inhabitants of the town. The direct damage in this case was e;timated
at $13,544 ; but a claim was also brought for the amount of outstanding
debts which the traders, in the expectation that they would not be able
to return to Saham, feared that it might be impossible to recover. For
the item of direct damage the Sultan was held responsible, inasmuch as
the traders had been left defenceless through the unauthorised withdrawal
of a guard at Saham by the Sultan's Wali of Sohar, and he ultimately
accepted the responsibility ; but in regard to the recovery of the debts it was
ordered by Government that the procedure customary in stch cases should
be followed. When the traders subsequently wished to retirn from Sohar
to Saham and Dil, both of which were unwalled towns, cbjections were
at first raised by the Sultan ; but, the British representatives having
taken their stand upon an article in the Commercial Treaty of 1839 by
virtue of which British subjects were at liberty to reside and trade in
any part of the Sultan's dominions, the right of the traders to return was
not, apparently, any further contested.
The most important case of recovery of compensation for British
subjects was that which resulted from the occupation of Matrih by the
rebels in the rising of 1877. The damages in thib instance were at first
assessed at $15,000; and Mr. Robertson proposed, and Colonel Ross
supported, a scheme by which one-fourth of the compensation should be
paid by the Sultan and the remaining three-fourths by the actual reb' ls,
pressure being put on the latter by seizure of their exports at Sur and
Mat rah. The mail by which these recommendations were forwarded to
India unfortunately went astray, and the whole question was entirely 1' ®'
sight of until 1879, when it seems to have been decided that the British
claim should be reduced to $10,000 and that payment should be
demanded of Salih-bin-'Ali personally and of the Hajriyin, Hirth and
Habus tribes, the Sultan, it would seem, being now excused from payment
of any share. A notification was accordingly issued by the Resident) in
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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