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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎686] (829/1782)

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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686
Desi^rtiB of
the Sharjab
Shaikh,
1829-30.
Intrigue#
relating
to the
operations
Sohar, 1831.
Baraimi, reported about the delay in the proceedings in a sense wholly
unfavourable to the prood faith of Sultan-bin-Saqar.
The result of the rupture between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi was to
prevent the subjects of either Shaikh from taking part in the pearl
fishery for the year,—an exclusion which was severely felt by both sides
and led to a reconciliation in October 1825 under the auspices of Saiyid
Sa'id of Masqat, then present on the coast with a squadron of his
vessels. In this settlement the Baraimi difficulty was entirely ignored ;
but the demolition of the Dairah fort and the withdrawal of the Sudan
colony by the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi were decreed. A curious clause,
probably representing the Saiyid's brokerage on the bargain, was added,
but apparently remained unfulfilled ; it provided for the neutralisation
of the town of Dibai by the handing over of its defences to the
ruler of Masqat. The arrangement remained a dead-letter until 1827,
when the dismantlement of Dairah was enforced by Saiyid Sa'id with a
naval force : but His Highness before his departure compensated Shaikh
Tahnin with a gift of military stores and encouraged him to seize
Dubai. The ruler of Masqat undoubtedly considered a rapprochement
between Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to be hostile to his own interests.
In 1829, before starting on his first expedition to East Atrica,
Saiyid Sa'id endeavoured to arrange for the security of his possessions
at home by granting subsidies to some of the Pirate Coast chiefs, and
among them Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar was promised an allowance of
Rs. 2,000 a year. Notwithstanding this payment the faithless ruler of
Sharjah was hardly restrained, at first by the remonstrances of the
chief men of his tribe and later by the menaces of the British Gov
ernment, from throwing in his lot with the rebels who in 1830 attempted
to upset the Saiyid's government.
After Sa'id's return from Africa he endeavoured to obtain the aid
of Sultan-bin-Saqar in his operations for the recovery of Sohar in 1831,
but the Shaikh hung back, demanding as the price of his support the
transfer to himself of either Dibah or Khor Fakkan, and eventually
a raid by the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi on Qasimi territory prevented his
taking part on either side in the fighting at Sohar. The movement
of the Abu Dhabi Shaikh was intended to embarrass Saivid Sa'id, who
had declined his assistance at Sohar, probably because of the bad
behaviour of the Bani \as contingent in an expedition against Bahrain
in l s 28. Ihe only one of the Pirate Coast chiefs who rallied to the
side of Saiyid Sa'id before Sohar was consequently Rash id-bin-Hamaid,
Shaikh of Ajman, a dependent of Sharjah : on the defeat of the Masqat

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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:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
Arrangement

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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