'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (765/1782)
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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The administrative difficulties of the Sultan at Gwadar were largely
due to the difficulty of obtaining' trustworthy and capable officials in his
dominions. In 1902 the Saiyid Faisal removed Saif-bin-Sa'id from the
Wadliship of Gwadar as his conduct there was not satisfactory, but that
of his successor was worse and compelled the Sultan temporarily to reap
point the former governor. In 1903, however, the Sultan was fortunate
enough to find, in one Saif -bin-Ya'arab, a more successful and deservino-
ANNEXURE NO. 3.—HISTORY OF RUCS -AL-JIBAL.
1 he internal history of the remarkable mountainous headland of Ruus-
al-Jibal, tenanted entirely by the semi-barbarous tribes of Shihuh and
Dhahuriyin, is almost unknown. Its external history may be divided into
three periods : an early period, during which the external relations of the
district were chiefly with the Qasimi Shaikh of Sharjah; a middle period,
from 1861 to 1868, during which a British telegraph station existed in
Khor-ash-Sham or Llphinstone Inlet and direct dealings between the
Bi itish authorities and the tribesmen of the neighbourhood appear to
have been the rule; and, finally, a recent period, during which the right
of the Sultan of 'Oman to authority over the district has gradually
War of the
Early period, 1836-1864.
^ In 1886 an admission is said to have been made to the British author
ities m the Gulf by Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat, that the Shihuh of Ruus-al-
Jibal were dependents of the £iasimi Shaikh Sultan-bin - S aqar ; but the
nbe themselves did not apparently admit their subordination to that chief
am continued to maintain a friendly intercourse with Masqat, A quarrel
subsequently arose between the Shihuh and the Shaikh of Sharjah through
the dismantlement of a Shihhi fort in the neighbourhood of Dibah by a
Qasimi official to whom it had been treacherously surrendered; and the
Shaikh of Sharjah, finding himself unable to retaliate effectively by land
upon the Shihuh, who were now raiding his territories, resolved in 1839
on a naval blockade of their whole coast, especially of Khasab and Kumzar ;
but the progress of the Egyptians in Najd, by which the Shaikh's
posijon was more vitally affected, caused him to abandon his intention
and to conclude, instead, a hasty peace with the Shihuh,
_ _ In 1855, in consequence of the murder of Mashari-bin-Ibrahim,
Uasimi gov ernor of Dibah and grandson of Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar,
(vT. . V 111 . ' ^ , c y whom he had attempted to tyrannise, the Shaikh of
Sharjah called his subjects of Sharjah, Khan, "Abu Hail, Fasht and
an-a > o .u ms, and ordered the majority of them to rendezvous at Ras-
ai-iviiaimah and march thence by land against Dibah; while he himself
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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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