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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎580] (723/1782)

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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Affairs in
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In 1902, as related in another place* the town of Sur was
plunged into mourning by the capture in flagrante delicto of a
large number of Suri slave traders by the Portuguese in East Africa.
The Sultan, at Lord Curzon's visit to Masqat in 1903, begged that
British influence might be used to obtain a mitigation of the sentences
passed on these men by the Portuguese courts,—in most cases imprison
ment for 25 years; but he was given to understand that his request
could not be granted.
In the spring of 1903, the ordinary annual hostilities between the
Ghafiris and Hinawis of Sharqiyah being then in progress, 'Abdullah-
bin-Salim, the Tamimah of the Bani Bu 'Ali, found reason to suspect
that the people of Sur, though Ghafiris, were supplying his enemies with
the sinews of war. He accordingly marched down to the coast and
declared the harbour blockaded until his demands for satisfaction should
have been satisfied; and this, as we may mention in passing, was the
occasion of a vessel flying the French flag being fired on by his
adherents,—an occurrence which in its turn led to an unsuccessful claim
for compensation by the French Vice-Consul upon the Sultan and so
indirectly contributed to bring about the settlement of the whole French
flag question. After 'Abdullah-bin-Salim had returned to the interior,
relations between his supporters in the 'Aiqa quarter and his opponents
m M uqraimatam became so strained that, when Major Cox arrived there
in August, he found the two factions on the point of opening fire upon
each other across the intervening creek. The 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. , having
obtained a truce of 48 hours, returned at once to Masqat and informed
tie Sultan, who immediately proceeded to the spot in his vessel the
ui al Bahr. 1 lie Jannabah would not at once submit to his media
tion, and, before the proceedings had commenced in earnest, the Sultan
was called away by serious news from Rustaq; nevertheless his visit
actual fighting Cor the moment, and the dispute was adjusted, not
long after, by neutral Shaikhs of the neighbourhood.
e situation in Rustaq, which was the cause of the Sultan's premature
p ure .om Sur, arose from a coalition between the Mutawwa'or
b I " a " 1Ca , 0t the SI >arqiyah District and the Sultan's rivals
belongs t0 tlle )Azz . n ^ of ^ ^ fam . ]r ^ ^ Sa ,. d _ bin _
IbrShLT/rr/ 0f RUSt5<1 in 1898 ' after the Sa'id-bin-
was murdered h V' T' 'i""" e "' 0V- his aC( l uis ition, for in March 1899he
ji* ... f, 118 brother Hamud-bin-'Azzan, who then succeeded him.
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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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