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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎517] (660/1782)

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 Sultan's sons, marched inland from Quryat, routed the Bani Battash
at Misfah, which they destroyed, and razed the fort of Mazara', the
tribal capital, to the ground. The Baui Battash then submitted and
eventually paid a fine of 14,000.
The second conspicuous example of defiance of the Sultan's authority was
the unexpected seizure of Suwaiq, in July 1887, by Ibrahim•hin-Qais,
whose allowance had been stopped by Turki and who was encouraged to
activity by the prevalence of disorder in 'Oman Proper. Colonel Ross,
however, with Colonel Mockler, went immediately to Suwaiq in the
R.I.M.S. " Lawrence " and induced Ibrahim to evacuate the place quietly,
on condition of his pension being restored; and a Hinawi combination
which Salih-bin-'Ali was forming in the Sharqiyah District then imme
diately dissolved.
The affairs of Gwadar and Dhufar at this time are fully related
in the Annexures to the present chapter ; in the former the principal
event was a settlement, in 1886, with the Rind tribe ; in the latter a
rebellion occurred in 1887, and there were suspicions of Turkish
intrigue.
Saiyid Turki, whose health had long been feeble, died on the 3rd of
June 1888, a few days after receiving a visit at Masqat from his friend
Colonel Ross, the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. . The Sultan, though feeble
in character and sometimes treacherous in conduct, was of a mild and
liberal disposition, and his death was felt to be a misfortune for Oman.
Suwaiq taken
by Ibrahim-
bin'Qais and
recovered by
British inter*
vention,
1887.
The Gwidar
nnd Dhufar
dependencies.
Death of
Turki, June
1888.
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ainst ^ '
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Administration of Turki, 1883-88.
The Sultan's authority at a distance from his capital was everywhere,
even at the close of his reign, either nominal or piecaiious. In 1884
Turki was obliged to remove his son Muhammad from the government
of Sohar, where his rule was extremely unpopular; and in the same year the
fort of Izki was lost to the Bani Ruwahah and again recovered— though not
without expense—by the Sultan, while Nizwa also passed out of his co
into that of the Bani Riyam and was not so quickly retaken. From the
port of Sur, notwithstanding its large trade, the Sultan derived only
12,000 a year as customs; and a scheme devised in 1884, to improve
matters in this respect by enclosing the town with a wall, ended m nothing.
In May 1885 an attempt by Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim, Wah ot Izki,
to seize Farq for the Sultan ended in a fiasco. In June ^
Sultan was deprived of Birkat-al-Moz by a Shaikh of the Bam Riyam
Administra
tive matters
at Sohar,
Iz-ki. Nizwa,
Sur, Parq
and Birkat-
al-Moz.

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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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