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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎545] (688/1782)

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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The attempt on Rustaq was accordingly abandoned, when a counter
attack on the Sultanas possessions in' Batinah was at once threatened and,
but for the opportune death at Ilustaq of the notorious Hamud-bin-Sa'id
the Jahafi ; one of the moving spirits, would probably have been carried
out.
The trouble at Sur, of which place the inhabitants were now being
encouraged by French agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to make light of the Sultanas authority,
was attributable chiefly to the high-handed and tactless conduct of
Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim. This official, on his recall from Dhufar, spent
about a week at Sur in March 1898 and abruptly informed the Shaikhs
that in future he would not respect the Khafir system, of which it is
possible that they were making some improper use. "When he sailed for
Masqat he left his son, a boy of twelve years, in charge of the place,
with instructions to build forts commanding the water-supply of the
town and the caravan routes from the port to the interior. In May a
deputation representing all sections of the Jannabah of Sur w aited on the
Sultan at Masqat, but he turned a deaf ear to their grievances; later,
however, in deference to the advice of 'Abdullah-bin-Salim, Tamimah of
the Bani Bu 'Ali, work upon the new fort was discontinued ; but the
Sultan still refused to remove the son of Sulaiman from the Waliship.
At length, towards the end of September, a force consisting chiefly of
Jannabah, but partly also of Bani Bu 'Ali and Bani Rasib, beleaguered
the old fort occupied by the Sultan's representative; and on the 4th of
October an attack was made, which resulted in the surrender of the
garrison, after a short defence, and in their deportation to Masqat. At
the end of the year the Jannabah were persuaded to admit a new governor
and a fresh garrison on the part of the Sultan; these, on theii anival,
found the old fort dismantled, only the bare walls remaining.
The Sultan's administration, 1895-98.
On the subsidence of the rebellion the Sultan took measures
strengthen the defences of Masqat and Matrah, which he had lon^ ne
glected, and caused seven 12-pounder guns to be mounted ou Foit Mnaiii
and five on Fort Jalali. He also re-enlisted 40 African guaids wio
served his father, armed his palace retainers with lifles, and
gunpowder and rifle cartridges from England.
Affairs at
Stir, 1898,
Military
reforms.

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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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