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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎600] (743/1782)

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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Fresh r
in Dhufar
Events in or connected with Dhufar from 1897 to 1907.
risings Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim having reached Dhufar and taken over charge
i^uafar of the district on the 15th of April 1897, the familiar tale of discontent
th d 1 f aild illsurrection was shor % resumed. In April and May about 45 men
the unpopu- of the ' 0malli g arrisou in Dhufar deserted in two parties and returned to
lar Wali, Masqat; and about the same time the inhabitants of Hafab, instigated
1897. as was supposed by the Wali, attacked the people of Salalah and killed
one of them. The Sultan, when news of the last affair reached him
wrote via Bombay and Aden to recall feulaiman-bin-Suwailim from
Dhufar, and sent Saiyid Saif-bin-Ya'arab to succeed him as Wali •
Sulaiman, however, did not see tit to comply at once with the Sultan's
mandate ; and, when at length he quitted Dhufar in February 1898 he
brought Saif-bin-Ya'arab away with him and left one of his own slaves
a worthless and illiterate Nubian, in charge of the district. His
dtpaituie Has piobably delayed at the end by an affair which occurred
in November 1897, in which another of his nephews, together with an
Arab who accompanied him, was killed by Qaras. It was on his way
back to Masqat at the beginning of 1898 that Sulaiman called at Sur
and, by his inconsiderate dealings with the inhabitants, prepared the
Alleged way lor the revolt which took place there later in the year
breach by G . J
the Sultan of J?® 011 ai:ter t,lls an incident arose at Masqat in connection with the
nik ?- guarantee 5^ terms granted by the Sultan's brother to the
fo the iebels 18 k 9 v ln Ma ^ 1898 Shaikh «alim-bin-Hamad, Marhuni,
1898. ! eader of . the re hellion, was brought to Masqat under arrest and placed
in close confinement; aiid a month later his cousin, 'Umr-bin-'Abdullah,
was similarly treated. Major Fagan, then Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at
Masqat, being informed that the imprisonment of Salim-bin-Hamad had
been procured by Sulaimau-bin-Suwailim on account of the murder of
ms son m 1895, an offence clearly covered by the amnesty of 1897,
demanded the immediate release of the Shaikh; but the Sultan refused,
. la i 1 * / [ ebeill0n ^ahm had again incited the tribes to
inrmirv ^ fi ^ ^ ^ a j or ^a-gan then pressed for a public
nqnir>, v\ Inch also the Sultan declined lo allow. As ihe Government of
XmaZntl S ?i 1Sfied 0f tlie accuiac y of the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. 's
n resnonse T ^ *** ^ I Jressed ' but in December 1898,
both prisoners 7 SUgg f t 10 " ^ Ma j or Fa 8 an . the Sultan released
Werful sister of Sa'id4in-Ibra3 of Kusta™ al> P 10achui S marria g e wlth the
agaillr the a frth trLfefrose'if i)hufai 9 ' J ' f" 1 "/™ 411 bein g s,i11 employed elsewhere.
Sultan, 1699. f or t i n fi .p • . 11 t wo occasions supplies destined for a
acting U ^li n n J- Were . i 'P^ercepted on the way by Bedouins. The
ambuscade for th .TF a V ^tempt to victual the place, prepared an
Bedouins werp Ir'l 6 ! ^ ' %r,' stratagem was successful and nine of the
and leinforrpmp f t at riomads 0: ^ the country then rose en masse,
Governor • but ^n t / rom ,^ as< l a t were urgently requested by the Depu^
with the otiiciak 6 , , [ e settled inhabitants of the district took part
itgelf. agains ie Jbedouins, and the insurrection tubsided of
pt it ^

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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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