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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎609] (752/1782)

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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disavow it; and ma y therefore surmise that the departure of 'Abdul
; Aziz from ''O^an, where his presence was a cause of danger, was at first
not altoffoiiier unwelcome to his elder brother. In August 1871,
however,^aiyid Turki applied for the aid of the Indian Government in eject
ing ; Abdul 'Aziz from Gwadar and Chahbar ; the request was not granted,
bni Saiyid Turki was informed that he was at liberty to take naval
and military action for the recovery of both places,—a permission of which
he did not at once avail himself. 'Abdul 'Aziz, immediately that he found
his authority sufficiently established at G wadar, commenced a series of
efforts, which will be described later on, for the capture of Chahbar.
These'were crowned, in January 1872, with temporary success ; but
in March 'Abdul 'Aziz was expelled from his new possession by a
Persian army and retired to Bombay, leaving Gwadar as well as
Chahbar to its fate. In the beginning of May 1872, 'Abdul'Aziz
being then at Bombay, Saiyid Turki threw a garrison of 200 Wahhab'i
mercenaries into Gwadar and secured the place for himself ; the inhabi
tants both of Gwadar and of Chahbar had favoured \n» claims to the
Sultanate from the time of his first appearance in the field as a candidate.
Events at Chahbar to the capture of that place by Persia^
Chahbar did net emerge from its usual obscurity until after the
nccespion of 'Azzan-bin-Qais, but from that event until its final ioss to
'Oman in 1872 it continued to be much in evidmce. In 1864 the
revenue of Chahbar was Hs. 0,000 a year, of which Rs. 1,000 was
retained by the Arab Wali, Rash id -bin-Ham ad, for administrative
expenses; but the protection of the place devolved upon two local chies,
Din Muhammad, Jadgal, of Dashtyari and Mir Abdul ah oi w 10
received respectively Rs. 900 and Us. 200 a year for the t i^c large o
this duty. The Wali had only 10 Arab attendants of his own.
In 1868 or 1869, after the expulsion of Saiyid Salim from Masqat, of
Chahbar was quietly occupied by Din Muhammad, the more po^ei ui Qhahbar bv
nrmTi ^ ™-nWtors : and like Gwadar it was not the Chief of
1861-72.

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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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