'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (846/1782)
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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who was no other than the former Wahhabi representative Sa'ad-bin-
Mutlaq, was allowed by Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar to remain at Sharjah,
where, on his arrival in March 1839, a fortified house and tower had
been placed at his disposal by the Shaikh ; and from this point of
vantage Sa'ad at once began to intrigue, calling on the Na'im tribe
through Shaikh Sultau-bin-Saqar to surrender Baraimi for occupa
tion by a gairison of Wahhabis, whom he had brought with him, and
opening a direct correspondence with the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, whose
co-'Operation with themselves, in view of his previous steady opposition to
Central Arabian influences, had been confidently anticipated by the
British authorities. On the Na'im, who had but recently obtained or
recovered possession of Baraimi, the threats of the Egyptian agent
produced no effect, and the NVirn were encouraged in their defiant attitude
by Saiyid Hamud-bin-'Azzan of Sohar, who immediately sent his own
brother Qais with 200 men to their assistance; but by Shaikh Khalifah-
bin-Shakhbut of Abu I habi the advances of Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq were
The situation vis a vis of the Egyptians was now so unsatisfactory Counterac-
that Captain Hennell, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , resolved on a personal visit t ' ive i mea81ires
to Bahrain and Trucial 'Oman; he arrived off the coast of the latter on British
the 1st of July 1839 in the H.E.I. Company's Steamer "Hugh VulyTsstf'
Lindsay," of which the novel and surprising evolutions were not without
their influence on the disaffected Shaikh of Abu Dhabi.* Captain
Hennell's enquiries showed that the Shaikhs of Dibai and Umm-al-
Qaiwain were unfavourably disposed towards the Egyptians, but that
the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi was using every endeavour to supplant the
Shaikh of Sharjah in Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq's favour, which Sultan-bin-
Saqar on his part was doing his utmost to retain. From each of these
/our chiefs the Resident obtained a general written agreement to sup
port the policy of the British Government and to resist that of the
Egyptians • and in the case of Sultan-bin-Saqar a further clause was
added, by which the Shaikh bound himself not to enter into any corre
spondence or treaty with Muhammad 'Ali of Egypt, his dependents, or
any other foreign power without the consent of the British Government,
and to regard the friends and enemies of the British as his own. The
Shaikh of Sharjah was also furnished, at his own request, with letters
from the Resident to himself and to Sa 'ad-bin-Mutlaq representing the
• The "Hrsh Lindsay, " Lieutenant Campbell, drew only eleven feet of water, and
the power of the vessel to advance up a narrow channel against the wind greatly
imprefsed the Arabs.
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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