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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎593] (736/1782)

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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593
of the Masqat Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and not of the Aden Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ; this
Tvas a reversal of the earlier practice, m which questions relating to
Dhufar had always been referred to the Resident at Aden. The boundary
between the two jurisdictions on the south coast of Arabia was now
fixed at Has Sajar *
of India from
thfl political
iurisdiction of
Aden to that
of Masqat,
1879.
Events in Dhufar from the 'Omani cccupation of 1879 to the
evacuation of 1835.
The new reo-ime in Dhufar soon attracted considerable unpopularity,
partly perhaps because it had been established at the request of a minority
of the natives, and partly, it cannot be doubted on account of tlie
taciturn and imperious temper of Snlaiman -bin-Suwailnn the Wall,
whose proceedings here, as afterwards in 'Oman, were generally chaiac-
terised by energy rather than by discretion.
Before the end of the year a split occurred between Sulaiman and the
principal supporter of the Sul tan's interest in the district, the Shaikh
Awadh -bin-' Abdullah; the Wali suspected the Shaikh o£ wort , "|' n
inWsts of a faction and sent him away on a suitable pretext to Masqat,
little liberality and sent him home
and towards the end of 1830/Awadh showed hjs displ^ .
into rebellion, surprising the Salalah £oit ^id bU/ ng ^ time the
Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim, then absent a . f i. (1 (Mn e f of Shihr and
rebellious Shaikh opened a correspondence wi 1 T^^vVhan The Sultan's
with some Arabs at Haidarabad mi ic ^ ^ m ^ u . y )U t bq more
whole force in Dhufar was at this time on y - * re ^ e llion reached
were already on their way there, when garrison.
Masqat, partly to relieve and partly ^^ ^
On the 21st of December 1880 the bultans ^ e ^
with two boats in tow, left Masqat for Dm. ' T b in.Sulaiman, A1
tionary force of 180 men accompamea by Sal ^f S mctionS 0 f Saiyid
Ba Sa'idi, and Sulaim^biii-Suwaihm.^^ u y
Turki to the leaders were that, f altogether, but, if only
averse to his rule, they should evaci • « , , Q e s ^ ron g action should be
'Awadh-bin-'Abdullah and his party ^ were decided
taken against them ; further, ^ 16 ^ j uo t unacceptable to the people
on and Sulaiman -bin-Suwaiboi 'M'F . ^ ^ otherwise Khamis-bm-
he should resume his po^on as Wall, but
Snlaiman should remain ^ us l'; U c ' , in Dhufar. In the
Meanwhile a cowter-revolution bad ^ • 1^ captured, after some
absence of Shaikh 'Awadh from
_ t » £ thi9 Gazetteer, the bonndary might
* As shown in the Geograpjuca o a™ westward,
now appropriately be placed a few miles further ^
First rebel
lion against
the Sultan,
1880.
Counter
revolution
in favour of
the Sultan,
1880.

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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)
Arrangement

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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