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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎526] (669/1782)

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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to the Sultanate of 'Oman. Turki towards the end of his life bad
expressed a wish to separate Gwadar from the rest of his dominions and
to leave it to Muhammad; but the idea was not countenanced by the
Bnfcifih authorities, and no step was taken by Turki towards carrying it
into effect. On the decease of Turki, the sovereignty was assumed by Faisal,
who m 1881 had married his cousin 'Alaiyah, daughter of Thuwaini, and
wh ^e claims were supported by his brother Fahad; and Muhammad,
conscmuboi-- inferiority and unsupported by any party, made no
,, 01 r ' aSh(lt lns claims. Most of the Shaikhs of 'Oman, including
the treacherous Salih-WAi;, Harithi, responded in loyal terms to the
annonneement by Faisal of his own snceession; and, contrary to the
general cx^cta^on no disturbaaoe of the general pea.e took place. The
' 0 e o Saiyid taisal at his accession was about 23
Internal events in 'Oman from the accession of Faisal to the
rebellion of 1895.
Loss of
'Awabi and
failure of an
attempt by
Faisal to
recover it.
The proceedings of the Iritish Government, chiefly the continuance
j. a "" i 0 0 Zanzibar" subsidy without interruption, the
discouragement of 'Abdul 'Aziz and Ibrahim-bin-Qais, and the
ultimate recognition of Faisal as Sultan in 1890, are discussed in a
later paragraph ; here we shall relate only s uch events of the first part of
his reign as belong to the internal history of the country.
The first emergency with which the new ruler had'to deal was the
loss Ot Awab... this fort, well placed for watching the valley of Rusta,.
r, - ln . res " lt ot a d'spute between the 'Abriyin and Bani
thJ^dif ^itr u iS i t tl r- possession of Saiyid Turki - 0n
f 1 Awabl was captured by Ibrahim-bin-Qais
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son ot Shlb' 7-TT'lf ^ his brother Muhammad and by Tahnun,
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guns, ot which he had brought three with Inm . k + u* ^
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a month s campaign the defection of

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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)
Arrangement

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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