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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎582] (725/1782)

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 obsolete dignity of the Imamate, to confer it upon Sa'id, and then to
govern in his name ; this was the policy which his father Salih and the
Khalili had pursued with some success at the beginning of the reign of
Azzan-bin-Qais. Hamud was easily persuaded to give up Rustaqin
favour of Sa'id ; but the garrison of the fort, who belonged to the Bani
Ruwahah tribe, persisted, until sufficient inducements were offered them,
in their refusal to deliver it up.
Meanwhile Saiyid Faisal had sent Sulaiman-hin-Smvailim with 160
men to strengthen 'Awabi, his outpost in (he direction of Rustaq, and
had placed Saiyid Taimur in garrison at Masna'ab, under the walls of
which place there grew up a large camp of professed friendly Shaikhs and
their followers, maintained in idleness by the Sultan's bounty. Saiyid
Taimur at one time proposed to make a dash on Ha Z am ; but the Yal
Sa ad, who dreaded falling under the exclusive power of the Sultan,
"rated his scheme by sending a warning to the garrison,
H.M S. " Sphinx," sometimes carrying Major Cox. from time to
time visited different places on the coast, and courteous letters promising
protection to British subjects were received by 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. from
Isa and Sa id, consequently there was no panic among the Indian
aders ot Batinah, and, though some of them sent their valuables to
Masqat for safe custody, they themselves remained in the towns and
Ihe fdh r wt T e6tablished in trade - Only one serious raid by
h adherents of 'Isa-bm-Salih occurred; it was committed on the ont^
skirts of Barkah by Isa's younger brothers, and the ehief sufferers were
the family of the Sultan's stable manager there one of .
killprl ^nma ^ , 8 j ot wll0se sons was
Killea. oome of the Sultan s horses cam'#*! nff +1, •
rpfnrnpf! 't** 1 1. , earned oil on this occasion, were
leturned by Isa when he learned to whom they belonged.
The claims of Sa'id-bin.Ibrahim to the Imamate aroused no popular
dirn7t m h:rr a "r ptrt ber „ f t B SU,Un IlimSdf -^^onto
solicited the reuewaUtl l'lT;:;::
receive from Saiyid Faisal. 'Isa-bin-S.lih an ^his "en" 0 ^ 611 ^
country in Sharqivah was af tfiic f rc • ' ^ 1C)Se own
while at Rustaq^Uved^Mn the hhahTf 0 S fT g ^ dr0Ught ^ who '
1904; but their presence did not, after OcZTrfm'' ^
quietude, in 1905 Isa made overtures for a 03 '.° cca610naa y dls -
Sultan, and they were favourably received • but ^ ^
to visit Masqat without an escort which the Soils j ^
no personal interview could be arranged ' considered excessive..

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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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