'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (854/1782)
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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predatory raids and the reprisals which they provoked; and some inci
dents of considerable importance arose out of aggressions by the Shaikh
of Sharjah on his smaller neighbours. About 1840 it was clearly the
ambition of the Shaikh of Sharjah to reduce Umm-al-Qaiwain, 'Ajman,
and even Dibai to dependence upon himself.
In May 1838 Shaikh Khalifah of Abu Dhabi, in whose mind the
secession of the A1 Bu Falasah to Dibai still rankled deeply, made a
sudden raid upon that place in the absence of the inhabitants at the
pearl banks, captured a tower upon the sea face, and, after placing a
garrison of his own in it, withdrew. On receiving news of the
incident the Al Bu Falasah at once returned from the pearl fishery and,
assisted by Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar of Sharjah, dislodged the intru
ding Bani Yas after three days' operations; they also destroyed the
tower. Bickerings followed, but in the end a settlement was effected,
and the boats of Dibai and Abu Dhabi were enabled to return to the
pearl banks before the close of the season.
In 1839 a blood-feud arose between the people of Dibai and those of
Umm-al-Qaiwain ; it led to hostilities between the Shaikhs of Sharjah
and Umm-al-Qaiwain and is therefore treated of in a later paragraph.
A year later the hand of Maktum-bin-Buti, Shaikh of Dibai, was
shown in the domestic affairs of the Qasimi principality by Shaikh
Saqar-bin-Sultan's proclaiming his independence, in the town of Sharjah,
of his father, the Qasimi Shaikh; and on the failure of this coup
d'etat, during the continuance of which the influence oi Shaikh
Maktum had dominated Sharjah, the rebellious son was provided at Dibai
with a refuge from his father's vengeance. Seemingly stung to fury
by these proceedings. Shaikh Sultan-bin-Saqar underwent a recon
ciliation with his arch-enemy, Shaikh Khalifah of Abu Dhabi, and it
was agreed between them that, on the capture of Dibai, the tow n should
be completely destroyed and the inhabitants obliged to remove to Abu
Dhabi or Sharjah; the Shaikh of Umm -al-Qaiwain also, having
been placated by Shaikh Sultan, was persuaded to join in the ariange-
ment. When matters had reached this point the Shaikh of Sharjah,
with a falseness almost incredible even in one so celebrated for that
quality, suddenly accepted the submission of the Shaikh of Dibai,
which was accompanied by a gift of | 1,000, and withdrew, leaving his
indignant allies to conclude the affair as they best could.
In 1841 Dibai was much weakened by the exodus of 500 discon
tented Al Bu Mahair, who settled at Sharjah; and at the same time
the prevalence of a virulent fever in the town of Dibai caused a number
of the inhabitants to desert it and settle temporarily, with the written
Abu Dhabi and
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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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