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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎542] (685/1782)

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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542
Truce ending
in a panic,
4th to 6th
March.
Orders of the
Government
of India com
municated to
the rebels,
7th March.
Retirement
of the rebels
and reoccu-
palion of
the town by
the SultSn,
9th and 10th
March.
In consequence of renewed complaints of looting a fresh truce of three
days, from the 4th to the 6th of March inclusive, had now been demanded
and obtained by the Resident ; this was done in order that the owds as
well as the persons, of the British Indian traders might be placed' in
safety at Makallah before greater damage occurred. During the «h and
5th of March goods continued to be removed, but under increasing
fnctmu w.th the rebels; and on the 6th a panic took place, and the
n is i Indians all returned to the Matallah cove. The Sultan thoueh
warned Of the responsibility he might incur by his refusal, declined to
extend the trace, even for the purpose of removing the remaining property
of the Indians; and on the 7th of Mareh hostilities were resumed
On the 7th of March, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Major Haves
Sadlei, having obtained a short cessation of hostilities, proceeded in a
boat to the customs house and informed Salih-bin-'Ali personally of the
oi-ders passed by the Government of India on the representations of the
Hanthi Shaikhs : they were merely to the effect that a reunion of 'Oman
with Zanzibar was out of the question, and that the property of
British subjects must be respected, otherwise active measures for its
protection would be taken. Shaikh Salih admitted his responsibility for
the damage done by the rebels and promised to pay full compensation-
at the same time be requested that the property of British subjects which
still remained m the town might be removed, but he was informed that
t us was impossible, especially as the lives of British subjects appeared
to be no longer safe among the invading Bedouins. On the same day
the Sultan applied to the Resident for active assistance in expelling the
rebels from Masqat, but under the previous orders of the Government
nis request was refused.
On the 8th of March further looting took place.
On the 9th of March terms of peace were at length arranged,-.the
reb rV"'? sequelrtly trans P Ire d. paying over §12,000 in cash to the
atl'rt? f to contiBiie the
Dositionc ™iw;„ T family—and the insurgents evacuated their
rlr ^e g Is g ;h Str0yin& a,ld fire t0 " in
™ 2 ;" 7 , WlthdrCW ' 0n the "tt the Sultan's levies
prevented h "'"r a , genera ! confla S rat ion was with difficulty
traders fronff m<>a " S ' e l,rltish A g™cy fire-engines. The Indian
™ev to n T IOyal tribeSmen ' Wh <™ there was neither
fr oj M :z:L:::e 8 t encyofboatstosend ^ didnotreturi1
Obo^k where 3 ! 0 '. " ar<!h . the J cruiser " Troude " arrived from
She had received orders for Masqat while the rebellion

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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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