'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (679/1782)
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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made by the discontented Hawasinah to prevent the Indian traders of
Khfiburah from obtaining- crews for their boats.
The " Khiva In 1S93, however, when the S. S. " Khiva" with pilgrims for
Jiddah was destroyed by fire off Murbat in Dhufar, the Sulban sent
the Zanzibar steamer ' Avoca," then at Masqat, to the assistance of
the de&titute cr.'W and passengers ; and his creditable conduct on this
occasion, as well as that of the local Shaikhs, was acknowledged by the
Government of India and rewarded by suitable presents.
tical'A eno*' In 1889-90 the British Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , an old and inconvenient
at" Masqat ^ ,)uildin S"> was reconstructed on the same site at a total cost of Hs. 87,000
rebuilt, 1890. and re-occupied in July 1890. A sum of Rs. 2,000 was subsequently
granted for the purchase of furniture.
The rebellion of 1895,
Causes. The principal causes of the rebellion and attack on Masqat which we
are about to describe were undoubtedly the estrangement of Salih-bin- J Ali
from the Sultan's cause, the dissatisfaction of some of the Hinawi tribes
under Salih s influence with the existing regime, the weakness—due to
his own apathy of baiyid Faisal's military and political position, and
the non-renewal in his favour by the British Government of the
guarantee of support which they had given to his father Turki.
of 0 the ^Sultan a ^ 0U o^ ^ ese factors were sufficient in themselves to account
of Zanzibar. ^ 01 outbreak, there can be little doubt that an additional impulse and
a special direction were imparted to the movement from Zanzibar. At
the accession of Saiyid Faisal his uncle Khalifah-bin-Sa'id was Sultan of
Zanzibai and gave evidence of a favourable disposition towards him by
presenting him, at the beginning of 1889, with 200 rifles, some ammunition
and 6,000Jbs. of gunpowder. The successor of Khalifah was 'Ali, also a
son of ba id , and he too, during a reign of three years beginning in
, 890, ^ ave no s y m P to ni of harbouring designs on 'Oman. On the death of
V in March 1893, however, the Zanzibar Sultanate passed to his nephew
ad bin fhuwaim, nhose earlier years had been spent in 'Oman and
w 10 retained a strong interest and many friends in the land of his birth.
By January 1894 a stream of 'Omani Arabs had begnn to pour into
nzibar, and frequent suggestions were made in Hamad's ear that he
should possess himself of 'Oman. Among the visitors were 'Abdullah, a son
of the notonou, Salih-bin-'Ali, and Shaikh Muhsin-biu-'Amr, both of the
tribe; also Hamud-bin-Sa'id the Jahafi, the well-known raider; these
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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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