'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (849/1782)
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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his reply denied that he entertained any designs on 'Oman; but hie
continuance in power after this event was so brief as to leave it uncertain
whether his assurances had been sincere.
'Abdullah, the successor of Khalid, during- his brief tenure of power,
opened a correspondence with the Trucial Shaikhs, in which he announced
his intention of sending Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq as his agent to Baraimi; but
his letters, except that which he had addressed to the Shaikh of Abu
Dhabi, were obtained by Colonel Robertson, the British Political
Kesident, who remonstrated against his proceedings on the ground that
they might lead to a revival of piracy. 'Abdullah, in reply professed his
abhorrence of piracy ; but he did not fail to claim the people of Trucial
'Oman as his subjects.
In July 1843, immediately on his return to power, Faisal, the
restored Amir of Najd, informed the Shaikhs of'Oman by letter that
it was his intention at the end of the hot weather to send a force under
Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq to take possession of the province. Alarmed by these
threats the Na'im of Baraimi, who had ere now by lawless acts estranged
their former ally Saiyid Hamud of Sohar, applied for aid to the British
Government; but in reply they were informed that the object of the
assistance given them in 1840 was to prevent the establishment of the
Egyptians in the country, and that, this danger having been removed,
it was now the intention of the British Government to withdraw from
interference in the internal affairs of Arabia. At the same time friendly
communications of a general nature were passing between the Bushehr
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Riyadh.
Early in 1845 Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq, accompanied by a small force,
arrived once more in the neighbourhood of Baraimi. His hesitating
approach betrayed some uncertainty as to the event ; but on this
occasion the Na'im and Dhawahir submitted without resistance, the
Baiainii forts were at once placed in his hands, and the Trucial
Shaikhs hastened to do him honour. Once firmly established in his old
headquarters he devoted his attention, with results which are described
in the history of the 'Oman Sultanate, chiefly to squeezing the richer
prii.cipalities of Sobar and Masqat, but did not therefore neglect less
valuable prey which lay within easy reach. On the contrary he at once
engaged in intrigues to obtain possession of the town of Dhank in
Dbahirah, and in October he made preparations to seize the small oasis
of Dhaid in the interior of Trucial 'Oman, besides which he proposed to
build a foit on the coast in Zora, an insulated tract between 'Ajman and
Hamilyah. These proceedings and his general arrogance and rapacity
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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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