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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎688] (831/1782)

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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688
Refusal of
the British
Government
to support
the Shaikh
of Sharjah
against the
Wahhabis,
1830.
Ineffectual
Wahhabi
intervention,
1834
was informed that no plea of compulsion by the Wahhahis would be
admitted by the British Government in extenuation of piratical proceed
ings, and he was strongly advised to abstain from joining any combina
tion against His Highness of Masqat.
In 1830 the successes of the Wahhabis in Hasa and the prospect of
their immediate appearance in 'Oman caused a considerable stir upon the
Pirate Coast. The Shaikh of Sharjah, who had eveiything to lose by
their return, endeavoured, while openly professing delight at their
approach, to obtain in secret a promise of support against them from
the British Government; but it was explained to him that Britain had
no end in view except the maintenance of maritime security and could
not interfere in the internal affairs of Arabian states. A large number
of the common people, however, as well as the Shaikhs of 'Ajman and
Umm-al-Qaiwain, who hoped that by some change they might be freed
from their dependence on Sharjah, sincerely rejoiced at the appearance
of the Wahhabis; and Rashid-bin-Hamaid of'Ajman even applied for the
post of Wahhabi vicegerent in the country, but received the chilling
reply that the Amir regarded, and would continue to regard, the Saiyid
oi Masqat and the Shaikh of Sharjah as the two heads of the tribes of
'Oman. Rashid was however made the medium, in 1831, of a communi
cation from the Wahhabi Amir to the Governor of Bombay, in which the
former signified a wish to be on terms of amity with the British
Government.
f I® 33 '. 1 " ]i C0nse< l uence o £ eternal revolution, the principality
of Abu Dhabi fell temporarily under Wahhabi influence; and in 1831 the
Wahhab. representative at Baraimi interposed, on the side of the Shaikh
o Abu Dhabi, in the chrome feud—then at its height-hetween that
ruler and the shaikh of Sharjah. His action, however, though it
prevented Snltan-bin-S^ar from obtaining Uedouins to beleaguer^Abu
Dhabi town on the landward side, did not seriously impress him or cause
nun to desist from hostilities.
Relations of the Qawasim with the Persian Coast, 1820-35,
The Qawasim had still a close connection with the coast of Persia
where Lingeh was governed by a family of their tribe; and they seem to
lave favoured, not unnaturally, the side of the local Arab Shaikhs in the
peuodical difficulties between the latter and the central Persian Govern-
ment.

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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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