'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (734/1782)
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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Usurpation of Saiyid Fadhl-bin Alawi, Moplah, 1875-1879
In 1875 probably about tlio moutli of August, an adventurer of an
unusual type and one of a kind peculiarly interesting to tlie Government
of India succeeded in establishing liis personal authority over Dhutar, and
the connection of the district with 'Oman was temporarily severed. The
usurper was Saiyid Fadhl or Fazl, a Moplah priest, who for participation
in the Moplah rising of 1852, had been expelled from India and forbidden
to return under pain of arrest; in his outlawry he had resided at
Makkah and other places in the Ottoman dominions; and he had acquired
a biffh reputation for sanctity. In 1853, at the instance of the British
Government, he was prohibited by the Porte from leaving Turkish terri
tory; and there he seems to have remained until 1875, when bo iett
his adopted home in the Mijaz province and proceeded, probably at the
invitation of local Shaikhs who had seen him at Makkah, by sea to
Arrived in the district he began to enter into political arrangements
with the tribes and qnickly became master o£ the situation ; one ol
his sons administered justice in his name. At an early stage o ^ ieb(
proceedings he appears to have sought the lecogm ion o ic m
Government and to have asked for military assistance but both were
apparently witbbeld. The usurper was not ignorant of the connection
of the district with 'Oman; but, when the presence of the Sultan s fla
was mentioned as an obstacle to his clams, he contemptuously advised
the objectors to " make a pillow of it .
Saiyid Turki, who was Sultan of 'Oman at the time first became aware
of the Moplah's usurpation by a letter which that individual ^"^sied
to him,-a letter in which the writer described himself governor
of Dhufar under the Ottoman Porte and recommended Shaikh Aw
bin-'Abdullah, as a Turkish subject to the favourable "oticeofthe
Sultan. Saiyid Turki, who regarded Dhufar as part of his
dominions, immediately informed the Goveinmen o to Ihe
though not convinced of tbc vaHdity of the Omam Snltan s taUe ^
district, represented to Her Majesty s ('OvcioiHCn' ^ P i, emv 0 f the
to be apprehended from the settlement of a pio es f . £ Turkish
British Government in such a locality, and fi om e ex » gj-itish
influence to any point upon the South Aia ian c ?^ , i neither
Ambassador at Constantinople was accoi mg y j i £ ^ p or te
assuming that Saiyid Padhl had ac ^ d lt e J^Qman to suzerainty
nor asserting in any way the cla ™ kisli Gover nment against the
over Dhufar, to remonstrate with the iu > definite
proceedings of Fadhl and to urge them to repu _ia e V or ia>inally in
answer having been obtained to this commumca 10 /, , ^
1876, it was repeated in 1877, but still apparently without lesult.
In the end, however, the ueurpatimi "f capital, at
by local causes. The Moplah, who had m^e SaWah nis^ ^
first enjoyed the support of the 6ett ® ^ predatory Qara tribe;
^ 0 ry hostilities, not without success, a 0 a .
to the Porte,
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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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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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