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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎715] (858/1782)

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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715
Matters remained stationary until the 12th of January 1848, when, 1848.
intercourse between 'Ajman and Sharjah having been but lately resumed,
a treacherous attempt was made by the governor of Sharjah, Shaikh
'Abdullah«bin -Sultan, a worthy son of his father, to possess himself of the
'Ajman fort. The scheme miscarried and was at once disavowed by the
elder Qasimi Shaikh; but the disgust which it excited was such as to
throw the four other Trucial Shaikhs into combination against Sultan-bin-
Saqar and his sons. No active retaliation however wa.s attempted.
The relations of the Shaikhs with one another during the next two 184S-50.
years in Baraimi and Batinab, have been partially described above, and
at home no movements of importance took place among them. It may
be added here that, during the occupation of Baraimi by Shaikh Sa'id-
bin-Tahnun, his relations with the Sharjah and Dibai Shaikhs were
much strained. In July 184-8 he required the former, as his ally, to
break with the latter—a requisition with which Shaikh Sultan merely
pretended to comply ; and in December the Shaikhs of Sharjah, Dibai,
and possibly ■'Ajman combined to recover Baraimi for the W ahhabis,
but the force which they assembled never, apparently, reached its
destination.
In 1851, notwithstanding the efforts of Shaikh Maktum to prevent 1861-53.
it, peace was concluded between Shaikh Sa 'id-bin-Tahnuu and Shaikh
Sultan-bin-Saqar ; but in 185a Shaikh Sultan, who had interfered in the
domestic affairs of the Dibai principality, found himself confronted by a
defensive alliance between the Shaikhs of Dibai, Abu Dhabi and Umm-al-
Qaiwain.
The aggressions of Shaikh Sultan -bin-Saqar on the small neighbour- Relations be-
ing Shaikhdom of Umm -al-Qaiwain, the independence of which, not with- ^ween^t ^
standing his repudiation of suzerainty in 1832, he would willingly have sharjah and
destroyed, demand a short separate notice. In 1839, two inhabitants
of Dibai having been slain in the desert by men of Umm-al-Qaiwam 1839i
and others who mistook them for members of the Manasir tribe,
the Shaikh of Umm -al-Qaiwain, 'Abdullah -bin-Rashid, hastened to
tender compensation through the Shaikh of Shaijah, ioi the ^hare
of his subjects in the deed ; but his offer was not accepted, nor was
the friendly intervention of the British Resident productive of
any result. A raid was then made by the Shaikh of Dibai, with t e
consent of the Shaikh of Sharjah, upon the territory of Umm-al-
Qaiwain; but it ended in the capture of six of the Dibai party by the
Shaikh of Umm -al-Qaiwain, who placed them in confinement and re use
to let them go. Shaikh Saqar -bin-Sultan, son of the Qasimi chxef, now
openly sided with Shaikh Maktum of Dibai; and Umm -al-Qaiwain
was approached by a joint force, which, after drawing the defenders into

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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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