'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (726/1782)
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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In various other quarters besides Sur and Rustaq events took place
which were of some general importance to the government of 'Oman.
Sulaiman -bin-Suwailim, as Wali of Sohar, engaged in 1901 in
an attempt to wrest the fort of Bait-al-'Ainain in Dhahirah from
the Miyayihah; but the expedition, though helped by the
Bani Kalban, suffered heavy loss and ultimately returned under
orders from the Sultan. In 1904 'Araqi in Dhahirah was secured
for the Sultan. In 1905, with the aid of his former allies the
Kani Kalban, Sulaiman made successful reprisals on the Maqabil, who
had been giving trouble in the neighbourhood and in July had even
attacked the Sohar fort, killing the 'Aqid. Apparently on this occasion,
one of their forts in Wadi-al-Hilti was taken by Saiyid Sir Faisal's
In 1900 a standing menace to the peace of the country was removed
by the submission of Shaikh Khalfan-bin-Thinaiyan, who, after heading
a rebellion at Nakhl in 1897, had evaded arrest by the Wali of Barkah,
then sent against him ; this individual, having become friendless and
homeless, now took sanctuary in the Sultan's palace at Masqat and
received a free pardon.
At 'Awabi a dispute about Zakat arose in 1900 between Sa'id-bm-
Ibrahim and the 'Abriyin; the former, to euforce his claimB, cut off
the irrigation of the date groves of the 'Abriyin. whereupon the tribesmen
besieged and captured the fort. The Sultan then intervened, and,
rejecting an offer of the 'Abriyin to hold the place in his name
established in it instead a detachment of his own Wahbabis. In April
1902 two of the W ahliabi garrison were murdered hy villagers; but
the Sultan, having gone in person to the spot, succeeded in capturing
one of the murderers and subBequently caused him to be execute a
Wadi Ma'Swal became in 1901 tine scene of serious disturbances
between the Bani Kuwahah and the Bani Riyam, and, as often as the
Sultan composed the feud, it broke out afresh. The last deputation sen
by the Sultan took with them, as Khafir, an aged and respected Qadhi
of Barkah; but the party were ambushed at the entrance o a
Ma'awal, and the Qadbi himself was killed by the first vo ey. is
melancholy incident, which must have been undesigned, apparen y
brought about a natural cessation of hostilities.
At Sib, at the beginning of 1902. much annoyance was caused to the
other inhabitants by some of the 'Awatnir, Aulad Hadid and 0 ^ S 'J ;
being at feud among themselves, kept up a constant long-range ufle fire
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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