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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎531] (674/1782)

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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extended along the coast from Sur to Suwaiq and inland as far as Wadi
Samail. At Masqat 11*24 inches of rain fell in 24 hours; and it was
calculated that throughout 'Oman more than 700 persons were killed,
and more than 100,000 valuable date palms uprooted, by the violence of
the elements.
Administration and character of Faisal, 1888-94.
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It will have been observed from the foregoing that the Sultan, Manageraent
between 1888 and 1894, played on the whole a less conspicuous and
successful part in reconciling tribal differences than his subject Salih-bin-
'Ali or the Ibrahim-bin-Qais: in fact his policy, from
carelessness rather than from incapacity, was apathetic and estranged
from him even the best disposed tribes.
Other aspects of his rule, hardly more satisfactory, also claim Otheibran-^
attention. The reign of Faisal commenced with the loss of 'Awabi and c er ^ u O en f 0V
an unsuccessful expedition to recover it; and his efforts dining the
next few years to extend his direct authority, or to recover it where
lost, were all equally unfortunate. In September 1891 the Sultaa went
by sea to Masna'ah, taking his brother Fahad and 150 men with him,
and marched thence by land to Nakhl, Khodh and Samail; but if, a*
is believed, his object was to visit 'Oman Proper and promote his
interests there, it was frustrated by the Bani Riyam, who refused to
give him passage into that district. In N ovembev 1891 taisal left by
land for Batinah with a field gun, but the vigilance of Ibrahim -bin-Qais
prevented the attempt on ; Awabi which it was probably his intention to
make. In June 1893, leaving Fahad in charge of Masqat, the Sultan
proceeded to Nakhl and detached a force to take possession of Mansur,
in Wadi Fara' or Rustaq, which was held by the Bani Harras; a
peaceful transfer of the place was apparently expected, but the negotia
tions failed; and Faisal, on hearing that a large body of the Bani Jabir,
whom he himself had summoned, were approaching under Sulaiman-bm-
Saif, a dismissed Wali of Masnaah, retreated in haste from Nakhl to
Barkah upon the coast. In June 1894- riots took place at Matrah
between Baluchis and the African servants of the Khojah community,
and order was not restored without difficulty- In September
Radar -bin- Hilal, after the death of his father as already desoiibe .
offered Nizwa to Sayid Faisa on condition that he came to icceive
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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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