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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎516] (659/1782)

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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the disputed harbours were declared free to all lawful traders and the
difference between the Arab disputants was at the same time composed.
In 1880 fresh difficulties arose regarding the use of the two Khors
and the places concerned were visited by H.M.S. " Woodlark " and the
Sultan s " Dar-as-Salam." All tolls on trading vessels enterino- the
Khors were now finally abolished ; but Nakhudas were required to pay for
actual assistance received, and were advised to propitiate the local chiefs
with occasional small presents.
Events in 'Oman from the attack on Masqat by Salih-bin-'Ali
and 'Abdul Aziz to the death of Turki, 1883-88.
The lasu fi\e years of lurki's reign were free from dangerous combi
nations against his power,—a state of affairs due chiefly to the repulse of
ebels from Masqat in 1883 and to an important assurance of support,
guen by the British Government in 1886, which will be noticed
i qq iT, j", The positlon of tlie Sultan was now relatively strong : ii
884 he did not hesitate to reject the overtures of Salih-bin-'Ali for a par-
| on ; and at the end of 1884, when a new Shaikh of Ras-al-Hadd, appointed
y im, was murdered by the former Shaikh, an expedition sent from
^asqa m the Dar-as-Salam ^ promptly deposed the rebel. Rumours
o a ics i attac - to be made on Masqat, which prevailed in August 1885,
died away unfulfilled. In July 1886 the Sultan was able to make a short
rip in o t ie mtenor, which he had not visited for many years. Tribal
disorder and disregard for the Sultan's authority continued, however, in
moie distant, and even in some of the nearer districts; but only
two instances are deserving of notice.
ber Tssf St T a rebelli0n 0f the Bani "t whom, in Septem-
his followed Blo^-mraeyToi'tti SUU4n ' 8 ^ 0f
when Turki, in May 188fi ,' s In J u >7 alrea/ly been partly paid,
Muhammad-bin-Shinrts the't^ 1 ' 40 his Wazir ' (!aused
seized and exoeuted in h turbufeut Shaikh of the tribe, to be
retaliated bvitt t- 1 8 ' )Iesence ' September the Bani Battash
however in loori fort ' but w<!r '' I they succeeded,
■; -«»i. H-
iDDearM.fir-- ^ ^ actin " in 00ucert with the Bani
in
trader.
Battesh, appeared at Hajir in Wad Ja l" t, 4
Habus, but retired to Samad on • f "'"f ' Wlth 200 me,1 ' m0Stly
days later a body of 1 200 me a IT
> n with one gun, under Badar-bjn-Saif and
W 1

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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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