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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎537] (680/1782)

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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arrived in Zanzibar in company in February 1894?. It was stated by
some that these chiefs, who on their way to Zanzibar had visited "'Abdul
'Aziz in his place of detention at Bombay, had come to offer the Sultanate
of'Oman to Hamad; and the British Consul-General at Zanzibar,
Mr. Cracknall, was accordingly iustructed to caution Saiyid Hamad
against lending-himself to any such intrigue. In May 'Abdullah-bin-
Salih ; Muhsin-bin-'Amr and Hamud the Jahati returned to 'Oman, and
the two former paid a visit to the S ultan at Masqat. It was ascertained
that 'Abdullah and another Shaikh of tlie l iirth had between them
received, at their departure, three field-pieces and 300 barrels of powder
from the Sultan of Zanzibar; and that prince, on the probable consequences
of such gifts being pointed out by the Grovernment of India,, was again
warned, and promised that in future he would not give 'Omani visitors
anything beyond the customary sword or dagger and robe of honour,
unless he was specially requested to do by Saiyid Faisal. In the follow
ing year, when the serious financial difficulties of Hamad came to light,
the British authorities at Zanzibar reported that they were partly due to
his extravagant liberality to Arabs from 'Oman.
In October 1894, some months after the return of his son from Suspicious
Zanzibar, Salih-bin-'Ali moved to Samad on pretext of settling disputes
among the Habus, Zikawinah and Warud of that place. He was next Ali, 1894.
heard of as chastising, witli a large force, the Bani Shahaim of TV adi
Dima ; and about the same time, in the month of November, one of his
sons arrived in Wadi Tayin with a considerable following. During these
proceedings of Salih, tlie Ghafiri tribes in charge of the Sharqiyah passes
had closed them against caravans proceeding towards Masqat, and the
Sultan had seized and imprisoned two sons of one of their Shaikhs hom
he found at Matrah ; but he refused to see in the conduct of the tiibes
any sign of disloyalty towards himself on the part of Salili, and, on the
passes being reopened towards the end of November, he released the fovo
hostages on a request from that chief. In "December a sanguinary affiay
took place at Nizwa between the Ba.ni Hina and the Bani Kiyam inhabi
tants of the town, and Salih in the following month sent his son
'Abdullah to mediate between Badar-bin-Hilal and Sulaiman-bin-Saif, the
heads respectively of the two factions; in the end a six months tiuce was
arranged.
From Nizwa 'Abdullah-bin-Salih went towards Masqat, ostensibly to ToW n of Mas-
confer with the Sultan regarding Nizwa affairs; and Saiyid Faisal, ^ reac j ierv y
hoping perhaps that the interview might be the means of recovering and su^'me,
1 • w 'AlwInllaVi 13thlebru-
Nizwa for himself, showed no disinclination to receive him. A n j§95 >
arrived at the capital on the 11th of February with Muhsin-bin- Ami,

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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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