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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎691] (834/1782)

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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1838 be sustained a serious reverse
have lowered his prestige.
Meanwhile^ in 1828, the town of Ras-al-Khaimah had begun to rise
Diiee more on its original site, the ruins of the old town serving as quar
ries of material for the new ; the wall across the isthmus on the landward
side of the town had already been restored ; and a square tower had been
built on a mound which marked the place of a former principal
fortitieation.
It is unnecessary here to do more than refer to the acts of war between
Sharjah and Abu Dhabi which took place in 1825 in connection with the
Baraimi-Dairah quarrel, and which have already been mentioned above.
In February 1829 Sultan-bin-Saqar, irritated by a constant coali
tion against himself between the Saiyid of Masqat and the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi, took advantage of the failure of the joint expedition of
those two powers against Bahrain to declare war against Abu Dhabi;
and very soon, by means of a blockade^ he succeeded in reducing to
severe straits the principal and only town belonging to his rival.
The prospect of exclusion from the approaching pearl fishery was how
ever equally disagreeable to both sides; and in June 1829, by the
mediation of Muhammad-bin-Qadlnb, Shaikh of Lingeh, peace was
arranged on condition that neither party should interfere any more
with the subjects or dependents of the other.
In 1831 trouble was renewed in consequence of the curious im
broglio, already described, which resulted i» 1831 from the operations
of Saiyid Sa'id of Masqat against Sohar. The Shaikh of 'Ajman,
on his return from Sohar, found that his tovn had been plundered
and the flocks of his subjects raided by l^ani Yas and Manasir
despatched by Shaikh Tahnun-bin-Shakhbut; and war against Abu
Dhabi was immediately declared on his part and on that of the Shaikh
of Sharjah. A peace was shortly patched up by the Shaikh of Lingeh,
no doubt with the object of postponing matteis until the end
of the pearl season ; but in September it was broken by subjects of
Sharjah, who attacked two pearl boats of the Bani Yas near Bahrain,
an act to which the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi immediately replied by
seizing 14 vessels of the Qawasim that happened to call at his port for
provisions. A partial adjustment of claims now took place, but in
December 1831 the situation was,again strained; no further serious
operations however took place. , j
In 1833, encouraged by a split among the Bam Yas an e
secession of the Al Bu Falasah section and others from Abu Dhabi
to Dibai, Shaikh Sultan-bin- Saqar resolved on a supreme attemp
Determined
but ineffec
tual efforts
of Sharjab

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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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