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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎687] (830/1782)

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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troops this unreliable ally changed sides and helped to complete the
Saiyid's discomfiture.
In 183^, on the occurrence of another rising against Saiyid Sard's
authority during his second absence in East Africa, Shaikh Snltan-bin-
Saqar availed himself of the opportunity to seize, by surprise or treachery,
Dihah and the Shamailiyah ports of Khor Fakkan and Ghallah, which A i 8fcrict
were thus lost to the •'Oman Sultanate. But for the timely arrival of
two Masqat frigates, with reinforcements and stores, it is probable that
the town of Shinas a\so would have fallen into his hands.
Annexation
by the
Shavjah
Shaikh of the
Shamailiyah
Connection of the Wahhabi power with Pirate Coast affairs,
1820-35,
The prestige o£ the Wahhabi Amir was for a time destroyed by
the successful operations of the Egyptian and British forces against him
and his dependents; but, with the withdrawal of the Egyptians from Najd
and of the British from Qishm, his influence in 'Oman began to revive.
Though in 1821 Sultan-bin-Saqar had already abjured Wahhabi tenets,
and though his authority was even then preponderant over that oi flusain-
bin-'Ali of Earns, the official representative of the Wahhabi interest on the
Pirate Coast, it was nevertheless the case that in 1823 a large proportion
of the people were still Wahhabi in sympathy; but of the secular
power of the Wahhabi Amir there was no longer a trace to be found
in the country.
In 1824 the Wahhabi state began to raise its head once more in
Central Arabia ; and Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar and his chief dependent.
Shaikh Rashid -bin-Hamaid of 'Ajman, lost no time in creating interest
for themselves with its ruler. The negotiations were conducted quite
openly on the part of the Shaikh of Sharjah, who pretended that they
were necessary for his safety.
In November 1825, in an interview with the British Resident,
Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar professed great fear of the growing power o
the Wahhabis and enquired whether he might rely on British aic in
endeavouring to defend his independence against them ; he also asked what
course he should follow if the Wahhabis were to make war on the Saiyid
of Masqat and demand the assistance of Sharjah. No reply was appar
ently given to the question about British support, the Bombay Govern
ment thinking it more prudent not to publish their intention of avoid mg
a collision with Wahhabis over merely territorial matters ; but t e ai
Temporary
discredit
of the
Wahhabis,
1821-23.
Revival of
Wahhabi
influence,
1824.
Corre
spondence
between the
Shaikh of
Shavjah and
the British
authorities
relative to
the Wahhabi
danger, 1825.

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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)
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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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