'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (658/1782)
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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February 1880, in which Salih-bin-'Ali was called on to pay $1,500, the
Hajriyin $3,750, the Hirth $2,750 and the Habus $1,000 to the
Sultau_,* whom the notification declared to be acting in the matter with
the full consent and support of the British Government; and it was
intimated that, if payment were not made within a month, the demand
might possibly be increased. Various excuses, but no payments, were
made by the tribes concerned ; and, in September 18b0, the Sultan s official
Saif bin-Badar in the " Dar-as-Salam," accompanied by Major Grant,
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. , in H.M.S. " Woodlark," proceeded to Sur to lay an
embargo on produce belonging to the Hajriyin tribe which was said to
have reached that port; but the information on which they acted
was incorrect, and no attachable property could be found. Eventually, with
the concurrence of the Government of India, after a portion of the
demand had been recovered by seizures, it was arranged between the
Sultan and those of his subjects concerned that a tax of $1 per Bahar
should be levied on all dates exported from Sharqiyah, to whatever
tribe belonging, and the proceeds devoted to paying off the indemnity.
The right to realise this tax was apparently leased by the Sultan to his
Hindu customs farmers ; and, $1,400 out of the collections having
subsequently been withheld by them on account of other claims against
His Highness, Turki was constrained to make good the amount by
short drawals of the « Zanzibar " subsidy. The final settlement of the
whole claim does not appear to have been reported to Government; but it
was no doubt discharged, in process of time, by means of the temporary tax.
- In September 1882 a Hindu Faqir, a British subject, was murdered ^
by night in the Miyabin quarter of Masqat town; but no clue could be
obtained in the case.' The murder of a Hindu merchant and the robbery
of a Khojah at Matrah within the following two months have been
mentioned above in connection with the lawlessness of the S
Wahhabi guards. In the former o£ these cases there was no proo against
any individual, but in the second restitution and punishment of the
culprit were obtained.
^ ^ Uovcnfov nf which the British authorities were illegal har-
A matter of an exceptional character, ot wnic . , , ^ * n 5c ol bom dues at
obliged to take cognisance, was an attempt by the m a i an s o c. Kbor-al-
Hil to extort dues from vessels using the harbour of Khor -aWaramah, Ha^ad
concerning which and the somewhat similar Khor-al Hajar a p ^ JarSaah,
to proprietorship seems to have existed between the people of Ras-al-Hadd
and those of Sur. i British war vessel visited the spot m eonnec .on wr.h
this affair about 1877 ; and again, in 1879, H.M.S. " Ready at the request
of the Sultan conveyed one of his officials to Sm- and Ras -al-Hadd^when^
• Th« total of tliewTaumsls $9,000 only. P^ly there i. « clerical error «
the records. 4$ A
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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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