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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎597] (740/1782)

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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Sahl Pasha, Hasan Pasha, Muhammad Bey and Ahmad Bey, were
holders of stipends from the Turkish Government; and Saiyid Fadhl
himself still received subscriptions from India, but his income from that
source was diminishing'.
In 1894 Saiyid Fadhl applied to the British Ambassador at Con
stantinople for permission to return to Dhufar with his sons, and offered,
in return for British protection, to maintain free trade between Dhufar
and all British possessions and to assist in suppressing the traffic in
slaves; but his proposals were not enteitained. In the spring of 1895
Sahl Pasha, the son of Fadhl, was living at the Qubbah palace near Cairo
as a guest of the Khedive of Egypt, and while there he opened negotia-
tions b with the British Consulate-General in Egypt for the countenance of
Great Britain in recovering possession of Dhufar; but his advances were
discouraged, and in the following summer he returned to Constantinople.
As however, there was fear of unauthorised action by Fadhl or his family,
arrangements were made by the British authorities for a careful watch
to be kept at Cairo, Jiddah and Aden; and the Sultan of Oman was
advised to strengthen his position in Dhufar in regard both to personnel
and to materiel.
Overtures Ly
Fadhl and his
family to the
British Gov
ernment in re
ward to Dhn-
lar, 1894-95.
Dhufar lost to 'Oman but recovered with British assistance
1895-97,
The most serious and prolonged rebellion in Dhufai a gams ^ e
sovereignty of "'Oman began with the sudden capture, on ie oi o
November 1895, of the Snltan's fort; in this affair Ah, lesou, an
Musaid, the nephew, of the absent Wali Sulaiman-bm-Suwailim were
killed along with 11 of the ordinary garrison ; and the remainder ot the
Sultan's forces retreated, as usual in time of difficulty, to - ui a . ^ i
immediate occasion of the revolt was the imprisonment ot one o
Kathir who had defrauded the Sultan's customs; but t he genera ca
lay deeper, and were, as more than once before, the ais nes
misgovernment of Sulaiman -bin-Suwailim, under whom, i was ■»
forced labour, irregular exactions and interference wit 11 e women
country had become serious grievances. r lhe initiative m e ,
taken by the A1 Kathir of the hills; but they were soon J „
entire population, except the Shanafir Kathiris of Ha a J nn e
bin-'AzzL and the (Las of Taqah and Murb^ who were both as a
rule suppoiiiers of the Sultan, but upon this occasion assume
attitude. ^ ,
The news reached Masqat towards the end r^j 0 f fhe
Faisal immediately de^atAed a force of 100
Bard Kalban tribe; but the expedition, though a goo ^ alK | all
was provided by Murbat, was unable to retake tu ^ i i '
attempt to land near Salalah, the capital, was actua y lc V - _
As reports of the presence of agents of Saiyid ^gdibed as
rife and the rebels had made use of flags whic i
Fifth and
most serious
rebellion
against the
Sultan, 1895.
In effectual
attempt at
suppression
by the
Sultan.
Briiish
intervention,
1896.

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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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