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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎541] (684/1782)

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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Hinawis and the Ghafiris throughout the country. On the 25th the Sultanas
forces recaptured the water-gate as well as a tower half way between it
and the Bah-al-Kabir ; and the Bani Bu 'All levies advanced their ham-
cades some 60 yards, On the 26th the Sultan scut an evasive reply to
Questions by the Resident regarding his intended course of action; the
boat of Surgeon-Major JayaUar, the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. Surgeon, was fired on,
probably by mistake ; and the Hindu temple in the middle of the town
was taken by the Sultan's adherents. The remaining days of February
were uneventful. On the 1st of March a peon of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was
killed by a random shot. During these inconclusive operations H.M.S.
" Bramble" bad arrived at Masqat. i i i iwir for
On the 2nd of Marcb matters seemed to have reached a dead ^ ,
the rebels had become powerless for aggression, while the Sultan s men
still shrank from making a decisive attack on them ; an p un ei o
property of British subjects had recommenced. An interesting in ei-
view took place cn this day betweeu the British Resident he
Agent on the one side and M uhsin-bin-'Amr and a second Shaikh
Hirth upon the other , the causes and objects of the revolution as we
1 . . t Thp rebel Shaikhs stated that
as the actual situation were discussed, ihe lebel
they represented all the Hinawis of 'Oman ; that a change of in er was
generally desired ; that, though acting on their own ^ ^
they wished to offer the Sultanate of 'Oman to Hamad -bm-Thuwaim ot
Zanzibar, whom they knew to be a friend of the o{
Faisal was not; and that, failing Hamad, they ^
'Azzan -bin-Qais should be placed upon the tbion . ^
plaints of looting they admitted their ^^ ^ Salill . WA i ; ,
no longer full control over then mer , } | v
who was wealthy, would pay the necessary co-pensation- WyJ ^
Shaikhs were informed that it was not even cleai a t the
'Oman were on their side ; that they did not in any he
Ghafiris, who were much more
Hinawis j and that their action m distuibi g British
injury to British interests,
Government in a very senous hg ^ ent o{ In dia by cable,
ever, their views were reported to the Government of the
On the 3rd of March ^^^ed of an
unsatisfactory attitude of the Sultan, w , & • oSS ^iiity (Vf dis-
adequate force, remained inert; and e pom e o t j ama g e to
lodging the rebels from the town by naval t .To e pectatnin of
property. In reply Reshlent was msWedJ.at ^
assistance in coercing the rebels sh)
Reference by
the rebels to
the Govern
ment of
India,
2nd March,
Inaction of
the Sultan,
3rd March.

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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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