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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎584] (727/1782)

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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upon each other from the towers in their several quarters; but in April
the Sultan, during a visit to the place, ordered the towers to be demo
lished, which was done, almost without resistance, according to his
directions.
Danger to In October 1902 a serious fracas occurred between the Sultan's garrison
rul« at a * ^^ zwa an d a party of Jannabah in the town ; a guard sent by the
sndTzki 902 ' t0 arrest t ^ e Jaiina ^ a ^ whom the Wali suspected of a design
1905-06.' against his life, met with resistance and used their rifles, killing four of
the Jannabah ; but the Sultan was able to pacify the tribe, and his
position at Nizwa, which is not in the Jannabah country, was in no way
weakened. Izki in 1905-06 was in some danger from the Bani Riyam,
who revolted and laid siege to the place ; but it was relieved in good time
by the despatch of a force, composed partly of Bani Ruwahah, under Wali
Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim. This success, however, led indirectly to the death
of the Wali, who in February 1907 was murdered by the Siyabiyin in
Wadi al- Aqq, in retaliation for the confiscation by him of a caravan that
Tribal fi.ht the Si r biyin had attem P ted t0 6e ^ to the Bani Riyam.
in| in a ^ an COn tinued to be as usual the scene of bitter feuds, and in IQOi
Ja atan, 1904 a severe conflict, in which 20 or 30 men were killed, took place towards the
western end of the district between a party of Bani Bu 'Ali and another
of Al ^ alubah. Among the slain was a son of 'Abdullah-bin-Salim, the
amiman of the Bam Bu 'Ali, and in revenge for his death a Shaikh of
the Al W ahibah was murdered near Masqat a few months later.
Saiyid Faisal's administration, 1899-1907.
It nov, only remains to notice the character, in its domestic and
peisona aspects, of the Sultan's government after the crisis of 1899.-
i ^ espect except finance there was considerable improvement,
e u tan s general political position became better than it ever had
been in the past.
brongh." f , T ° take , the "^factory department ef finance first, we mav ebserve
""f . r " <lmmistr » ti ™ of the Sultan's customs, which are 'the chief
1899 ° '° eD ' " l " ev ™ ue ' rem a'ned inefficient, though it was to some extent
H 16 f " 0 ' " repeatedly declined the
the meth^ 1 r Government of India of a trained official to reform
without "ff 8 , 0 ' 6 c ' ( 'P artment ; fcnt their advice was not altogether
e ec , upon his mind. At the end of 1899 the Sultan abolighed

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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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