'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (828/1782)
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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1835, we may take account of some external influences which were not
without their effect upon domestic politics. The foreign factor or
greatest importance on the Pirate Coast, after the British power, was at
this time undoubtedly the Saiyid of Masqat. The principal supporters
of His Highness on the Pirate Coast were ordinarily the Shaikhs of
Abu Dhabi and Dibai ; but in 18^ an exceptional combination
occurred, Abu Dhabi and Dibai allying themselves with Sharjah, while
'Ajman sought to preserve his independence of Sharjah by attaching him
self to Masqat.
In 1824 a dispute arose between Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat and Shaikh The Baraimi-
Sultan -bin-Saqar of Sharjah over the oasis of baraimi, which, in a former |g24-27
treaty between them, had been declared neutral territory ; the details of
the quarrel are now obscure, but it seems that the Shaikh of Sharjah had
wrongfully built or taken possession of some towers in Baraimi. The
Shaikh of Abu Dhabi had in the meantime encouraged a colony of
Sudan refugees from Sharjah to build a fort at Dairah between Dibai
and Sharjah; this settlement was a source of much annoyance to the
Sharjah Shaikh, and, in conjunction with the Baraimi difficulty, produced
a general state of tension which the British Resident considered it
his duty to relieve.
At a visit to Sharjah in December 1824 the Resident effected a
reconciliation of the parties on an understanding that the Baraimi
towers and the Dairah fort should both be demolished, and that the
Sudan immigrants should be removed to some other part of the Abu
Dhabi principality. In February 18:i5, no steps having been taken by
Sultan-bin-Saqar to carry out his part of the arrangement, a strong
remonstrance was addressed him by the Resident; the Shaikh in reply
pleaded intrigues on the part of his adversaries and suggested that a
commission of three persons, one appointed by himself, one by the Saiyid
of Masqat and one by the Resident, should be sent to Baraimi to super
intend the execution of the agreement. In May 1825 the Resident took
advantage of a visit which he paid to Masqat to despatch Gulab Anan-
da«, the Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. representing Britain at that port, along with some
troops of the Saiyid to witness the destruction of the Baraimi toweis
under an authorisation specially obtained from the Sharjah Shaikh.
Scarcely however had the delegate started when Sultan -bin-Saqai
made a sudden attack on Dairah, afterwards repulsing a force sent by
Tahnun-bin-Shakhbut to its relief ; and this treacherous action on his
part necessarily put an end to the efforts of the Resident to adjust the
quarrel. The Masqat Agent, it may be noted, on his return fiom
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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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