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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎707] (850/1782)

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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soon brought into coalition against him on the east the Na^im tribe,
the chief of Sohar, and the Mutawwa* class of 'Oman, and on the west
all the Tmcial Shaikhs except the chief of Umm-al-Qaiwain, who, pro
bably with a view to some personal advantage, favoured the design of
the TV ahhabis on Dhaid. His enemies did not as vet venture on
active opposition in arms to Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq ; they chose at first
the safer course of accusing him to his master of malversation in
respect of the revenues that he collected,—a charge which, from his
behaviour in a settlement with the Saiyids of Sohar and Masqat, seems
to have been well-founded. At this time the Wahhabi agent's direct
communications with Central Arabia appear to have been broken
by the tribes, now hostile, that lay upon the route. Salad's departure
from Baraimi for the court of the Amir, at which he had resolved to
appear in person for the purpose of justifying his conduct, was
countermanded at the last moment, on the unexpected arrival from
Najd of an order confirming him in his appointment but requiring of
him an immediate remittance in money. With the assistance of Shaikh
Sultan-bin-Saqar, who provided a vessel, he at once despatched a quantity
of treasure by sea to Hasa.
The position of the Wahhabis at Baraimi remained unaltered until
the 4th of May 1848, when Shaikh Sa'id-bin-Tahnun of Abu Dhabi,
taking advantage of the momentary absence of Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq and
assisted by the Dhawahir tribe, suddenly captured a Wahhabi post in
the Dhawahir country. Shaikh Sa'id was at once joined by the Na'im
and by a contingent from Sohar under the command of Saif-bin-Hamud
of that place ; the result was the capitulation, after a short struggle, of
both the Wahhabi strongholds in Baraimi ; and these were immediately
occupied by the Abu Dhabi Shaikh, while Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq sought
refuge at Sharjah. The son of the Sohar chief, in consequence of a
misunderstanding, soon withdrew his support ; and the Shaikhs of
Sharjah, Dibai and 'Ajman* irritated at the pre-eminence so easily
acquired by the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, combined with the Wahhabis ;
but Shaikh Sa 5 id continued to maintain his position at Baraimi with
boldness and success. At length, in February 1849, peace was arranged
-between the contending parties by an emissary of the Sharif of
Makkah ; the conditions were apparently unfavourable to Shaikh Sa id,
for they involved the restoration of the Baraimi forts to the W ahhabi
agent and a general return to the status quo ante helium.
In November 1849 the Shaikhs of Dibai and Sharjah strongly
the Wahhabi Amir to settle the emigrant Qubaisat section
Temporary
expulsion
of the
Wahhabis
from Baraimi
by the Shaikh
oi Abu
Dhabi,
1848-49.
urged
+ According to one account the Shaikh of 'Ajman (like the Shaikh of Umm-aN
Quivtain) refused to take part against Sa ^id-bin-'labnun.
54*

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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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