'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (848/1782)
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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from the Na'Im Shaikhs certifying that their claims had Leen satisfied
and amity restored.
In January 1840 Captain Hennell revisited the coast of Trucial
'Oman and held a meeting at 'Ajman with the Shaikhs of Baraimi, whose
position he was anxious to strengthen; the principal figure among the
Shaikhs was Hamud-bin-Samr of the Shawamis division of the Na^im,
the holders of the Baraimi forts. The Resident was able to effect a
defensive alliance against all enemies between the Na'im and the
Dhawahir inhabiting the Oasis, whose mutual hostility had hitherto
been a source of weakness; but his efforts to reconcile the Na'im with
their neighbours the Bani Qitab were not equally successful. A judi
cious distribution of rice, money and ammunition, which next took place,
was designed to illustrate the advantages of the British connection and
was so regulated as to make it clear that the favours of Government
would be reserved for its sincere supporters.
On the conclusion of these proceedings Captain A. Hamerton, an
officer of the Kharag Field Force who was soon after selected to be
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Masqat, travelled from Sharjah to Baraimi under the
protection of Hamud-bin-Sarur, regaining the coast at Soharin Batinah.
He found the defences of Baraimi to consist of a main fort on the south
side of the place, built of sun-dried bricks and about 60 paces square,
and of a smaller one, about 300 paces to the northwards : both of these
were constructions of Mutlaq the Wahhabi. The Shaikhs of Sharjah
and Dibai did their utmost, by means of intrigues, to prevent Captain
On his return to Hasa, Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq seems to have incurred
the distrust of his employers and to have been sent by them under
surveillance to Riyadh; but not long afterwards the Egyptian occupa
tion came to an end, and in May 1840 the Egyptian troops were in
full retreat from Najd.
The Egyptians at their withdrawal had installed Khalid as ruler
of Najd, and reports soon became current that the new Amir cherishes
designs upon 'Oman. Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq probably still maintained a
correspondence with the Trucial Shaikhs; and in 1841 a letter addressed
to him by the Shaikh of Sharjah fell into the hands of the Na'im of
Baraimi, who found that it related to a project for their own destruction.
In November 1841, the Amir Khalid being then at Hofuf in Hasa and
his movements indicating an intention to proceed against Oman, the
remonstrances of the British Government were conveyed to him through
Lieutenant Jopp, who landed at 'Oqair and, after visiting the Arrm at
headquarters, returned to the coast at Qatif. Amir in
signs of the
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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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