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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎540] (683/1782)

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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before any damage was done to property ; Saiyid Faisal also asked who "
would be responsible for the material loss to neutrals, were he to descend - jnl tte wa
from his fort and attempt to recover the town by force. To the first ..Sato; 41
question Colonel Hayes Sadler replied that he would be glad to afford vatd* ^
his good offices when the proper time for mediation should have come ; but ^ Resii
that the rebels had not as yet shown any desire for compromise; in regard #-Maj or
to the damage that might be done by fighting in the town his answer was ar
that the Government of a country were responsible for the general safety, Satan
and that, though he had in the beginning informed the rebels that they Q^t!
would be held responsible for the losses caused, the situation had now , n , ^
somewhat changed by their remaining for five days in possession of /yarrivec
the town without any destruction of property having occurred. Late the ^ of Man
same evening Abdullah announced the approach of his father, Shaikh become'
Salih-bin-^Ali, with a large force ; also the arrival of Sa^ud-bin-'Azzan of •ifromniaki
Rustaq, who had, he said, assumed the leadership of the rising. Matrah ilBritisli si
had up to this time escaped occupation owing to the numerical weakness r a Etln
of the insurgents. Mtieoutside
the British Fehrn3kV y> morn i n gi the Sultan's men made an
Politicil Ee- unsuccessful attack on the Eab-as-Saghir, and severe street fighting took
Februan ^ place in the Hindu traders' quarter. On the arrival, immediately there- ::illl
after, of II.M.S. "Sphinx" the belligerents were induced by the jyieared;^
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. to agree to a truce of a few hours, under cover to offer
of which all British subjects in the town were removed to the Makallah ^ikmthej
cove, except the Europeans, who were received on board the "Sphinx" .'isnot; mi
or into the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. building. In the afternoon Colonel Wilson, the as-fe-Uikelio
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. , arrived in the R.T.M.S. iaiibtmgtt
a Lawrence " and assumed the political direction of affairs. iMcoitr
Proceedings
from the 19th On the 19th and 20th of February a desultory fire was kept up "VMtky,!
to l^lXof ^ ^ men ' on tlie tlie y gained ground up to the eastern ymbk
March. gate of the customs house ; on the 22nd a sepoy of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
w r as wtunded by astray bullet. Complaints were now received of depreda- •.^ m:
tions ok the property of Hindu traders by the Sultan's levies, who ^
mostly belonged to the Bani Bu 'Ali, Hishm and Bani Rasib tribes, and
the Shaikhs were warned by the British authorities that, unless they re- -Slat in a'
strained their followers, the boats in which they had come from Sur would Hjiiview;,
be seized and destroyed. On the 23rd of February Hamud-bin-'Azzan, Outlet
biothei of Sa ud, arrived at Ruwi, and looting of property by the rebels ' : 4totyat
was leported for the first time. On the 24th a large Al Wahibah reinforce- ''l^ force r,
ment was reported to have reached Salih-bin-'Ali at Ruwi, and there were
indications of the rebellion developing into a general contest between the !«!?, ln H
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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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