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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎527] (670/1782)

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 Bani Ghafir obliged Faisal to consent to the retention of 'Awabi by
Ibrahim. He then slipped away by night to Masqat to avoid the
necessity o£ paying the remnants of his army; and, though the Yal
Sa'ad soon afterwards sought and obtained his forgiveness, the general
result of the expedition was damaging to his prestige.
The most important internal occurrences of the period were, however,
disloyal Hinawi movements in the Sharqiyah District and dissensions
between Hinawis and Ghafiris in Wadi Samail. The Sharqiyah troubles
favoured the endeavours of ^Abdul 'Aziz to make good his
claims to the throne ; and, but for the attitude of Salih-bin- Ali, whom
Faisal succeeded in alienating from 'Abdul 'Aziz and in attaching to his
own cause for a time, they might have had dangerous consequences.
In April 1889 there were rumours of a Hinawi rising in aid of I^ebeUion of
'Abdul 'Aziz, who about the same time paid a visit to his friend the an( j jjamud
Shaikhof Abu Dhabi; in May several attempts were made by Salih- theJ^hafi,
bin-'Ali to bring about a reconciliation between 'Abdul 'Aziz and Faisal,
but without success ; and about the middle of July a letter was received
by the British 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. at Masqat from 'Abdul 'Aziz, in which
the latter announced his intention of attacking Masqat. At the end of
July'Abdul 'Aziz actually advanced from Samad in the direction of
Masqat; but he was repulsed from the Qahza pass by a tribal gathering
of 600 men and fell back again on Samad. In January 1860 the free
booter Hamud-bin-Sa'id the Jahafi, descending from Sharqiyah by way of
Rustaq where he was joined by Hamud and Sa'ud, the sons of 'Azzan-
bin-Qais, arrived with 200 men at Ghubrah, a little to the west of
Matrah, and there halted to await the arrival of 'Abdul 'Aziz. All the
more direct passes between Samad and Masqat having been blocked by
the influence of Salih-bin-'Ali and of Rashid-bin-'Ozaiz, the Sultan's inde
fatigable Wali of. Samail, 'Abdul 'Aziz was unable at once to join us
associate j but the nearness and well-remembered character of the Jaha
threw the town of Masqat into a panic, and on the night of th
January tliere was much firing from tlie walls at an imaginary en y
Not nntil the beginning ot February, when Saiyid Faiea a< 00 '
2,000 adherents at Masqat and his Wali of Sohar had arrived at Wad.-
al-Qasim in Batinah with a eontingent of 450 Na'im Bedoums, did an)
advanee take place against 'Abdul 'Aziz and Hamud, who were now on
the point of effecting a junction near Sib. On Saiyid Faisal te ing s ip
for Sib, however, the enemy retired to the interior ; and Saiyid Fahad, who
commanded his brother's land forces, marched unopposed to Jamma ,
here he remained until it was clear that no further danger was to be appre-

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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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