'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (739/1782)
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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preparations; and the controversy closed for the time with a written
remonstrance on the subject of Phnfar, which was addressed by the
Turkish Wali of Basrah to Sayid Turki in March 1886 and was
ignored by the latter. In 1887 Saiyid Fadhl did not fail to complain of
the Aden incident, both to the British Resident at that place and to the
Viceroy of India; but no notice was taken of either communication.
Events in Dhofar from 1886 to 1895.
During- the year 1886 the authority of the Sultan of 'Oman was
practically in abeyance in Dhufar; but a detachment of his troops, too
weak to take the offensive, was soon sent to Murbat, or perhaps had never
been withdrawn from that place. In December the Sultan appointed
Saiyid Muhammad-bin-Sulaiman to be Wali of Dhufar, with Saiyid'Abdul
J alii as assistant, and gave him an armed escort of 50 Arabs and 20
Baluchis. The new governor seems to have succeeded in re-establishing
the Sultan's authority j but he remained, apparently, for less than a
At the end of 1887 Saiyid Turki had resolved to send Sulaiman-bin
Suwailim back to Dhufar; and we find the Dlmfaris besieging
the 'Aqid, who at the moment represented the Sultan's authority, and
professing a determination to resist the return of Sulaiman by force.
The crisis appears to have been regarded as requiring a serious effort; and,
on the 13th of January 1888, Saiyid Turki despatched his sons Faisal
and Fahad with various notables of 'Oman, 200 fighting men and one
gun, on his steamship the " Sultani " to Dhufar. The expedition was
successful: Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim was installed as Wali, and five
disaffected Shaikhs of Dhufar, who had corresponded with Saiyid Fadhl
and with the Chief of Shihr, were arrested and placed in irons on board
ship. Upon the return voyage the " Sultani" ran out of coal, and,
much anxiety having been caused at Masqat by her non-arrival, H.M.S.
" Turquoise " at the end of February went in search of her, found her
with provisions exhausted near Has Madrakah, and brought her safely
Soon after these events Saiyid Turki died and was succeeded by his
son Faisal, the first seven years of whose reign passed quietly in Dhufar.
In 1891, a reinforcement of 100 Wahhabi mercenaries was sent from
Masqat to reinforce the garrison.
In December 1894 and January 1895 Dhufar was visited, and the
Samhan hills were explored, by Mr. and Mrs. T. Bent; and a survey of
the country was made by Khan Bahadur Imam Sharif, who accompanied
Proceedings of Saiyid Fadhl from 1887 to 1895.
Meanwhile Saiyid Fadhl had not renounced his hopes of recovering
Dhufar. His residence was at Constantinople ; his four sons known as
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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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