'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (791/1782)
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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most of whom were Europeans. The Qawaeim, or their Qiehmi allies
occupying the place ; were summoned to surrender; but without result.
About 2 p.m . on the 27th, the garrison being still defiant, 300 men* were
landed to storm the fort; but the work proved to be of unexpected
strength, and the result was a decided reverse for the assailants. A 5^-inch
howitzer, which had been brought up to force the only entrance, was
abandoned in the open under a heavy fire; and the attacking force
were obliged to take cover behind hillocks and sand ridges, in positions
from which they could not even retire until darkness fell. Meanwhile,
however, a heavy fire was maintained by the " Fury" and some
gunboats ; and by sunset the fort had been seriously shattered. The
casualties of the day amounted to 11 killed and 55 wounded, among the
killed being an Irish subaltern of the 47th Regiment, Lieutenant
S Weld, who made a gallant, attpmpt to form a party for the recovery of
the howitzer. At nightfall an ultimatum was sent to Mulla Husain, who
commanded the defence, requiring the evacuation of the fort by 2 a.m. ;
and daybreak revealed a Union Jack waving on the battlements in the
hands ol Lieutenant Hall of the Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. , a survivor of the " Strom-
boli, who had entered the place single-handed by night, a few of the
garrison who still lingered there taking flight at his approach. Eleven
vessels, captured apparently during the unsuccessful attack on the fort,
were burned; and the town, with miscellaneous property to the value of
Rs. 2,00,fl0ii, was delivered over intact to an agent of the ruler of
On the 7th of December the whole force rendezvoused at the base,
which was the roadstead of Barkah near Masqat ; and the flank com
panies of the 47 th Regiment and 200 sepoys were sent back to Bombay.
In the general destruction of Qasimi shipping small boats not convertible
to piratical uses had been spared to avoid exciting unnecessary bitterness.
Saiyid Sa id, whose confidence had revived with the recovery of
Laft, was now anxious that the programme of the Bombay Government
should bo executed in its entirety by the expulsion of the Qawasim from
the ports of Shinas and Khor Fakkan on his western seaboard, and it was
decided to comply with his wishes. The successful operations
which resulted from this decision are described, together with their for
the Saiyid disastrous sequel, in the history of the Sultanate of 'Oman.
Lea\ ing Shinas, the expedition returned to 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. and on the
i5th of January 1810 reached Ranis, where 10 large vessels were given
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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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