'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (732/1782)
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.
This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.
ANNEXURE NO. 1.—HISTORY OF DHUFAR*
Dhufar thouMi a dependency of 'Oman, is so remote and self-contained
a district that it's affairs can scarcely be said to form part of the general
history of the Sultanate. It will, therefore, be convenient to treat ot
0£ events in Dhufar before the beginning of the T9th century little
is known with certainty.t The ruins of Bilad and Rnbat attest the
existence in Dhufar, at some past epoch, of a community n w rc ls ^
than the present inhabitants; and the elaborately carved tombstone
of Malik Ibrahim-bin-Mudhaffar at Bubat bears the date
and is therefore more than 600 years old. It was ste .^V|" j, - t i
Saivid Turki Sultan of 'Oman, in a correspondence with the b bar it o
Makkah, that the district was once held by the Portuguese ami th , a '
their day it passed into the possession of the Ya arabi 'oa' 11 ® ^
but these statements rest, perhaps, on no better foundation than Arab
Reign of Muhammad-bin-' Aqil, about 1804 to 1829.
At the beginning of the 19th century Dhufar was ruled by Saiyid
ni rue oegi u ug buccaneer and slave trader, who at one
Muham mad-bin- A .pi, Ajaibij a ouccaueei ■■ ^hinninff
time owned three square-rigged vessels an( u (1 f lllmf-'u- and
in the Red Sea. In later life he possessed himself of Dtatai and
governed the district in an enlightened manner for ^"t f y'ars, mak
ing Salalah his capital. He was finally assassinated at Mmbat in
by Salim-bin-Thori, the chief of all the Qaras, whose family had a blood
feud against him. His tomb is shewn ntai UI a ——
< principal sources of information m e t JDyreel,
of Dhufar are Cruttenden s Journal 0 f , A ahia an( l Carter's Descriptive
Haines's Memoir of the South East Coast / montio ' n ed work contains also an
Account of the Rums of El Ba ^ d - I 1 '.® ' ^ B t . Southern Arabia deals
account of the chief antiquities of the dis^^ f to ancieilt history .
with ancient remains and contains some conject footnote on the historical
For events since 1875 the official papers the only authority,
bibliography of the 'Oman Sultanate are the P lin ^ Mi na uwi of their supersession,
t Traditions of an ancient local dynasty cal ^ Sketch.
and of the arrival of the M Kathirare piesei contains several passages
See also Mrs. Bent 's Southern 4ra6»a ,_pageB 227-^7b, wmci
referring to the early history of J'hufar. f otl nd in Haines 's Memoir.
X The fullest account of the 'Aqil family will be found
About this item
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).
- Extent and format
- 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.
- Physical characteristics
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.
- Written in
- English in Latin script View the complete information for this record
Use and share this item
- Share this item
'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (732/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575944.0x000085> [accessed 14 November 2018]
Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.
<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575944.0x000085">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎589] (732/1782)</a> <a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575944.0x000085"> <img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/IOR_L_PS_20_C91_1_0732.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" /> </a>
Copyright: How to use this content
- 'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'
- front, back, spine, edge, head, tail, front-i, i-r:iii-v, 1:130, 1:778, iv-r:iv-v, back-i, front-a, back-a, spine-a, edge-a, head-a, tail-a, front-a-i, v-r:v-v, 779:1098, 1131:1146, 1099:1130, 1147:1484, 1489:1496, 1485:1488, 1497:1624, vi-r:vi-v, back-a-i
- East India Company, the Board of Control, the India Office, or other British Government Department
- Usage terms
- Open Government Licence