'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (672/1782)
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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through Rashid-bin-'Ozaiz, his AVali of Samail ; and peace was
arranged on condition that $],800 should be paid as damages by the
Ghafiris of Samail to the Hinawis of Sharqiyah, in settlement of all
claims. On the Hinawi side the Habus were not satisfied with the
award of the Sultan, and in August 1892 they re-opened the feud by
raiding 700 goats from the Rahbiyin; by way of reprisal a mixed force of
Rahbiyin, Nidabiyin and Bani Jabir invaded their country, doing-
much material damage, and cut them off by a strict blockade from direct
access to Masqat. In the result, trade by the main highway from the
coast to the interior of 5 Oman ceased altogether during the latter part of
1892; and in January 1893 the Sultan found himself obliged once more
to intervene. In a meeting held at Sib he gave judgment in favour of
the Ghafiris against the Habus for $1,200 ; but, as he virtually undertook
the discharge of this liability himself, the Habus returned jubilant to
their homes, and on their way raided some cattle from the tribes with
whom they bad just been reconciled.
In October 1892, before this settlement, Haraud the Jahafi made a
fresh attempt to raid in Batinah, but he was taken ill and had to return
In 1894 disturbances were renewed in Wadi Samail, between the A1
Boshar, supported by the other Hinawis, and the Ghafiris of the valley ;
but the Sultan, by the instrumentality of Rash id-bin-'Ozaiz, was again
able to patch up a seeming settlement.
The Samail valley and the Masqat district were not however, during
these years, the only scene of tribal disorders in which the government
of 'Oman were directly or indirectly interested.
A serious faction fight having occurred at Khasab in Ruus -al-Jibal
between the Kumazirab and Bani Hadiyah, sections of the Shihuh,
Saiyid Faisal in August 1888 despatched his brother Fahad and others to
the spot in the " Sultani; " and the offending Shaikhs of both parties,
whom the emissaries brought back with them, were interned for a time in
Fort Jalali at Masqat.
In Dhahirah, at the end of 1889, somewhat serious fighting took
place between the Bani Kalban and Na'im on the one side and the Bani
; Ali on the other, in which the Bani ; Ali were worsted; and raids
committed by the tribes of Dhahirah on those of Batinah led, m the
winter of 1892-93, to a blockade of the routes from the coast into Dhahirah
by the Yal Sa'ad, and to a combination against the Yal Sa'ad by the
Ya'aqib, Bani Kalban and Bani Shakail. The disputants in the last case
rejected the mediation of the Sultan and continued to fight oiu theii
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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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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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