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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎581] (724/1782)

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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with the British 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. at Masqat, had endeavoured to sound
him as to the probable attitude of the British Government in case of a
fresh rising against the Sultan. In April 1900 there were short-lived
rumours of an attack on Masqat, to be attempted by the tribes of
Sharqiyah as a protest against the indemnity export tax still levied
upon Hinawi produce ; and the Sultan considered it advisable to
strengthen Quryat and Sib, while Sa' id-bin-Ibrahim of Hazam moved
to his assistance with 300 men, A little later Isa-bin-Salih, Ilaiithi,
with his brother Hamad actually visited Wadi Samail, but his intrigues
there met with no success and the Sultan refused him pei mission to visit
Masqat; 'Isa, it should be explained, was a dignified, ascetic and
bigoted character, on whom in this respect the mantle of his father Shaikh
SiTlih-bin-'Ali had fallen, while his] younger brothers 'Ali and Ahmad
(or Hamad) were mere commonplace marauders. In 1001 the family of
Shaikh Salih, as mentioned in an earlier paragraph, had a share in
obstructing the first expedition which went, under the auspices of t e
Sultan, to examine the coal deposits in the hinterland of Sui , and in the
same year the Sultan received from Isa-bin-Salih a threatening letter
relating to the manumission of slaves, in which the hand of Hi a
'Amr was thought to be traceable. • .i loaq
After this the Sharqiyah malcontents did not again come m o
prominence until August 1903, when, during tlie visit of Saiyid Faisal to
Sur, news was received that Isa-bin-Salih and his two brothers with a
considerable following were on their way to Western Ua^ar to^
Hazam and Ruetaq. Hazam was at this time still in the possession o
Sa'id-bin-Ibrahim, whose sister the Sultan had married in 1898, and
Rustaq was held by the fratricide Hamud -bin-'Azzan. With both of these
Paisal was outwardly on good terms ; but they weie practica y J
dent of him, and they were at feud with one another. e u '
receiving intelligence of 'Isa's movements, letuined to as i
despatched Saiyid Taimur and Sulaiman -bin-Suwailim by water to Sib o
bar the passage of the rebels towards Rnstaq; but the Aqq pass had
been at once thrown open to them by its treacherous custodians, and, befoie
the Sultan's troops eould arrive at Fanjah, the rebels had crossed their
front and were beyond reach of pursuit. The Sultan himse en p™
ceeded to Masna'ah and put the lloyalty of Sa'id to the tes ? ^ V1
him to a conference; but the latter Ideclined the invitation and insteaxl
made his way to Kustaq, where he joined 'Isa-bin-Sahh and Hamud-bm-
^The intention of 'Isa, who aimed at power and ''; at
not compete for the Sultanate in his own person, was appaien y

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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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