'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (810/1782)
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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but they were quickly driven out again at the point of the bayonet,
leaving six dead. During the 7th more guns and mortars were brought
into position, including two 24-pounders frona the " Liverpool/' and
during the 8th the enemy's works were subjetteA to almost continuous
battering. A bombardment of the town was maintained throughout
the night ; and before daylight on the 9th the guns re-opened against the
fort, the breaches in which were reported practicable at 8 a.m . The
utorming party, composed of 100 bluejackets and marines, the whole of
the 47th Regiment, and the grenadier and flank companies of the other
regiments, then advanced to the attack under the command of Colonel
Elrington of the 47th ; but their advance was unopposed, and the town,
Which had been evacuated in the night, was occupied as fast as the troops
could run through it. Boats were then brought into the creek, and a
party were sent over to Maharah on the mainland and took possession of
a round tower there. The operations had involved much fatigue and
privation, which were borne with cheerfulness by the troops. The
weather, during part of the time, was inclement and unfavourable.
On the British side the total loss in the operations was 1 officer and
4 men killed and 3 officers and 49 men wounded. The casualties of the
enemy were admitted by the Shaikh himself to amount to 400 killed
and wounded, and some reports placed them at so high a gure
1 000 Very little ordinary property except cattle remained m the
town, the length of the siege having afforded the inhabitants ample
opportunity to remove their effects across the harbour to t ic mam an ,
hut 60 or 70 guns, most of them small and unserviceable, and abou
veseels of 40 to 250 tons were captured. The only persons oun m ■ e
place were a score of men and a few old women; of the former some were
captives of the Qawasim.
Useful assistance, especially in the matter of disembaikation an
embarkation and in the conveyance of gnns, materiel, etc., was lent by
the crews of the Masqat! frigates. The'Omani land ^ dld
arrive until two days after the captnre of the town; and, at the
instance of the British General, they were immediately sen om ,
their presence should lead to complications, and because ot t e scam y
supplies. The Saiyid himself remained on the spot untd the 7th o.
January, when he took his leave.
On the fall of Ras-al -Khaimah the " Curlew," " Aurora ai
"Nautilus" were sent to blockade Rams, a coast v.llage a few mic
•1. which .h... .... — ^
the Shaikh, Husain -bin-'Ali, was devoted to
18th to 22nd
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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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