'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (778/1782)
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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6ome Suri vessels returning from Basrah, and were granted, on the request
of the representative of the Indian Government, at Bushehr, a supply
of powder and cannon shot from the H.E.I. Company's brig " Viper 33
of 14 guns ; having received it, they treacherously and without warning
attacked the " Viper 33 at anchor, while her crew were at breakfast
on deck. The " Viper,with great promptitude, slipped her cable and
made sail to escape being boarded ; and, in the engagement which
followed, she not only beat off her assailants but succeeded in chasing
them out to sea ; her gallant commander. Lieutenant Carruthers,
was killed, and among a crew of 65, all told, there were no less than 32
casualties. Once more the authors of the outrage were suffered to escape
without punishment. The British authorities were apparently satisfied
by an assurance received from the dasimi Shaikh, that he had the
highest regard for the British nation but exercised no control over
Shaikh Salih, who a had proceeded to the Persian shore and there estab
lished himself among the Bani Khalid Arabs, marrying a woman of that
"tribe, Which was one of a villainous nature and character; " and no excep
tion appears to have been taken even to a statement b} the Snaikh that
the fC Viper " had been the first to fire.
In 1798 Saiyid Sultan of 'Oman made peace with the Qawasimm
order to facilitate the enforcement of certain claims which he had against
the Turkish authorities at Basrah ; but with the settlement of the Turko-
'Omani dispute there was a return to the normal state of warfare between
the two Arab powers, and Saiyid Sultan made a naval attack, which
was beaten off, on the Qasimi seaport oi Dibah.
In 1799 an attempt on Sohar was made by the Na'im and Bam
Qitab tribes, assisted by Bani Yas from Dibai ; but the invaders were
defeated at Liwa, with great loss, by the Saiyids Sultan and Qais o
In 1800, as related in the history of the 'Oman Sultanate, an
advanced force of the Wahhabis, who bad lately annexed the oases o
Hasaand Oatif, arrived in Baraimi. The leader of the expedition imme
diately took measures for a permanent occupation of the place, which
he must have seen to be admirably adapted for controlling all western
'Oman, and succeeded in attracting some of the neighbouring Bedoum
tribes to his standard; and the ruler of Masqat and the S .^ alkl1 '
Khaimah—though they sunk for the moment their hereditary difierences
consulted together, and even tried conclusions with the m
field-were unabk to rid themselves of their P—'
of 'Om ta continued to flock to the standard of the Wahhabi invaders,
and, by the middle of 1802, the whole eastern coast of . «> -
nient of th^
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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