'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (852/1782)
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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Ahmad-as-Sadairl, who had now apparently succeeded to the position of
Wahhabi agent at Baraimi formerly held by Sa'ad-bin-Mutlaq.
Other external relations of the Tracial Shaikhs, 1835-63.
The Shaikh of Sharjah continued to display, as in earlier times, a
relentless animosity against the rulers of 'Oman; and in 1842 he even broke
off negotiations for a peace, otherwise advantageous to himself, with the
Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, merely because it would have entailed amicable
relations with the Saiyids of Masqat and Sohar. In 1849 he was con
templating an attempt to recover Khor Fakkan from Saiyid Thuwaini,
regent of Masqat, into whose hands it had fallen, as also had Ghallah ;
but he was for the moment dissuaded by the Wahhabi agent at Baraimi
and the Shaikh of Dibai. In 1850, supported—as has already been men
tioned—by his neighbours of Dibai, 'Ajman and Umm-al-Qaiwain,
Shaikh Sultan marched to the aid of Qais-bin-'Azzan of Sohar against
Saiyid Thuwaini; and Shinas, Ghallah and Khor Fakkan were quickly
taken and distributed between the allies, in whose possession they
remained for about a year. In 1851, on the appearance before Sohar of
Saiyid Sa^id in person, Shaikh Sultan was bought over to abandon
Qais to his fate. The army of the Saiyid, assisted by a contingent
from Dibai, then recovered Sohar and Shinas with little difficulty; but
Ghallah and Khor Fakkan appear to have remained in the hands of the
Sharjah Shaikh, who thus profited by the war to the extent of regaining
his lost possessions in Shamailiyah.
Some of the Trucial Shaikhs continued to follow with interest the
fortunes and disputes of their Arab kinsmen settled on the Persian
littoral; but they were generally restrained by the influence of the
British 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. from active interference upon that side. In
1835 the Shaikh of Umm -al-Qaiwain was withheld from sending help
to the A1 'Ali of Charak, his ancestral dependents ; and in 1837 the
Shaikh of Sharjah was similarly prevented from supporting the people
of Tavuneh against those of Charak.
There was occasional friction between the Ka'ab Shaikh of Persian
'Arabistan and the Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman, The seizure of a Ka'ab
subject by Qasimi pirates in 1838, together with the steps taken in
connection with it by the British authorities, has been mentioned in a
previous paragraph ; but this affair, though the victim was among the
wealthiest and most valued of Shaikh Thamir's supporteis, gave use to
the Arabs of
the Shaiktr. of
the Ka 'ab in
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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 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:
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