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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎712] (855/1782)

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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permission of Shaikh Sultan, at the place called Dairah which in
1824-18^7 had been the cause of a serious dispute between the Shaikhs
of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Finding Dibai almost undefended in con
sequence of these events and of the departure of the men of the Al Bu
Falasah to the pearl fishery, the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, after securing
the neutrality of the Bani Qiub and other Bedouin tribes, made a dash
with 150 men upon the town, which he took and plundered, ravaging
the date groves, destroying 1 all provisions found, and bm'ning a Batil,
the property of Shaikh Maktum, on board of which two men also
were killed. The Shaikh of Dibai at once applied to the Shaikh of
Sharjah, who came to his aid with 200 men; but, while the allied
force did not venture to attack the invaders, now in occupation of
Jumairah, the enterprising Khalifah-bin-Shakhbut sent out a raiding
part} uhicli looted the village of Khan in their rear, carrying off
fifteen slaves, and returned to headquarters in safety. The Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi then retired to his own territory, whence he afterwards
attempted a surprise on the towns of Dibai, Sharjah and Ras-al-
Khaimah : but this time, finding the enemy everywhere prepared to
receive him, he was obliged to retreat with the loss of a few men and
of his own riding camel.
In April of the following year it was suggested to Shaikh Klialifah
tiiat he, with the other Trucial Shaikhs, should enter into an engage
ment to abstain from mutual aggressions by land as well as by sea
duiing the appicaching pearl season; but the Shaikh, who was still smart
ing under the ill success of his latest raid, declined to consider the
suggestion, and even proceeded to detach Shaikh Maktum from Shaikh
Sultan as a preliminary to a fresh attack on the latter. He remained
quiescent, however, during the summer months; and in October 1842,
unusual cordiality then prevailing between himself and Shaikh Maktum,
the lattei undertook to arrange a peace with Sharjah ; but the Sharjah
Shaikh refused to abandon his enmity with the Saiyid of Masqat,
hich was an indispensable condition, and the negotiations accordingly
failed. ^ -'^kisrooir
f tv ^ ^^ arc | 1 t ^ e Shaikh of Abu Dhabi paid a visit to the Shaikh
i . aij aU ' 111111 ^ to t ^ e chagrin of the Shaikh of Sharjah, their friend
ship appeared to be confirmed.
« i,. ^ camel-riders of the Bani Yas was next conducted by
"n, a brothei of the Abu Dhabi Shaikh, against the allies of the
m^TTi ail f a11 in the Space of sevei1 da 7 s ' the ^aui Qitab had three
an 7 0 camels taken, a caravan bound from Baraimi to Sharjah

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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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