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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎614] (757/1782)

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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Frosb maclii-
nations
against Saiyid
Tnrki i n
Makrfin, 1874.
Capiure and
deportation
of Salim,
October
1876.
Fondness of
Saiyid Turki
for Gwidar
and iiis biter
residences
and proceed
ings there.
614
Manora " tug, carrying 60 armed police under a European officer ar
rived from Karachi, whence they had been despatched under the orders of
Government ; and Captain Mockler arranged for a cordon to be drawn
across the isthmus and called upon Saiyid Salim to surrender. The
summons, however, was ignored; and, shortly after nightfall, Salim
with the loss of a horse which was shot under him, succeeded in breaking
through the line and in gaining the open country. As it was impossible
to pursue him into Persian territory negotiations were re-opened, but
Salim still declined the terms proposed; and in the end he escaped from
Makran and made his way back to his original retreat on Qishm Island.
In April 1874 Saiyid'Abdul 'Aziz, a brother of Salim-bin-Thuwaini
left Masqat surreptitiously with one Dahu, the same African who had
given trouble at Gwadar in 1870, and landed, probably with disloyal
intentions, at Puzim in Makran ; but, in the month of September follow
ing, <lio pair were brought back in custody to Masqat by Din Muhammad,
chief of the Dashtyari district, whom the Sultan had suborned. The
erring Saiyid was confined in the palace and not otherwise punished;
but Dahu disappeared and was believed to have been executed.
From August to December 1875, Saiyid Turki himself resided at
Gwadar, having virtually resigned the sovereignty of 'Oman for the time
being into the. hands of his brother 'Abdul ' Aziz, to whom he had been
partially reconciled. In October, during his sojourn at Gwadar, Saiyid
Salim, his principal rival, was arrested at sea by a British man-of-war
under the orders of 1873 and deported to India.
Gwadar was again visited by the Sultan in August and September
1881 for change of air, and in January 1883 ; shortly after his visit in
1883 he caused the garrison to be reinforced by a draft of 80 Wahhabis ;
and between 1884 and 1886 a post was constructed under his orders at
Pishukan, on the western boundary of the Gwadar enclave. In 1888
shortly before his death, Saiyid Turki, for whom Gwadar had always
had _ a special attraction, wished to separate it from the rest of his
dominions and confer it on his eldest son Muhammad: but this intention
remained unfulfilled.
Difficulties witk the Rind tribe, 1875-86.
A .out 18 /0 strained relations arose between the Sultan's officials at
i Wa a ! ai \ ® aluchi tribe of Kinds, whose headquarters are in Mand,
f , 0Se _ 0 , 1 mi ^ 1 - a j n ^ ier ^ ^ a distance of about 80 miles from
f/f R'ud country is open and not destitute of cultivation,
' • -7 ^ S ; ien §^h of the tribe is only about 1,500 men, and the
bno'?'' 0 * 8 ^ crs ordinarily follow peaceful pursuits; but the
f]/. + Ii 1 ' ' r "i, 0 - 61 aU( ^ P 0 ssess little influence over individuals, and
control 36 01 18 leason 3,10 P rone t 0 misbehave and difficult to
fcjret

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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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