'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (851/1782)
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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of the Bani Yas under his own protection at Khor-al-'Odaid ; but this
intrigue failed in consequence of prompt and successful measures by
which the Abu Dhabi Shaikh obliged the seceders to return to their
homes and their allepiance.
In March 1850 Shaikh Sa^id-bin-Tahnun, who had since the peace
of 1849 been carrying on negotiations with Saiyid Thuwaini, regent of
Masqat, for a fresh attack on the Wahhabis, sent a contingent of 400
Bani Yas and Manasir to assist his ally in the defence of Shinas against
the Qawasim, and himself began an attack on the Wahhabi position at
Baraimi by destroying the irrigation channels of that settlement. An in
terruption of his operations was threatened by the collection at Dhaid of a
large force from Sharjah, Dibai, 'Ajman and Umm-al-Qaiwain ; but this
army having proceeded, after much discussion among the leaders, to
Batinah to take part in the struggle there between the Saiyids Thuwaini
and Qais, Shaikh Sa^id was left free to prosecute his desultory, and in
the end ineffectual, operations against Baraimi. In the following Novem
ber a combined but apparently fruitless attack was made by the
Qawasim, Bani Yas and Na'im upon the Kajdi garrison of Baraimi.
This attack was the precursor of a regular combination in 1S51 between
the Shaikhs of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi against the Wahhabis ; but the
alliance was due, on the part of Shaikh Sultan, merely to jealousy of the
favour now shown by the Wahhabis to the Shaikh of Dibai, and it was
barren of results.
In the spring of 1853 the Trucial Shaikhs, with the exception of
Sa id-bin-Buti of Dibai who deputed a relation to represent him, waited
in peison upon Abdullah-bin-Faisal, then recently arrived in Baraimi as
the representative of his father the "Wahhabi AmTr ; and so assiduous were
tlK \ in their attentions to him, and in their rivalry for his good graces,
that the presence of all upon the coast was not secured without some
difficult) by Captain Kemball, when he arrived there in May 1853 for the
purpose of concluding a Perpetual Treaty of Peace. The principal object
of Abdullah-bin-Faisal during his stay at Baraimi was, as explained in
the history of the Oman Sultanate, to wring the utmost possible con-
cessions fiom the unfortunate ruler of Masqat,— a policy in which, need
less to say, he was warmly encouraged by Shaikh Sultan of Sharjah.
Shaikh Said of Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, exerted himself to prevent
an invasion of Batinah by the Wahhabi and Qasimi forces, such as was
pioposed and at one time all but undertaken ; and the terms of peace,
e most favouiable that Abdullah could be persuaded to grant, were
arranged at Sohar by the instrumentality of this chief and of a certain
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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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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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