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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎718] (861/1782)

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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neighbourhood of Urnm-al-Qaiwain between a force under the personal
command of the Shaikh and a raiding party of Baui Qitab and others
accompanied hy Shaikh Saqar-bin-Sultan of Sharjah; in this affair
the son of the Qasimi Shaikh having been slain after a fierce struo-o-l^
the partisans of Sharjah were put to flight. The Shaikh of Umm-al-
Qaiwain was included in the peace of 1847 ; but, though he
subsequently co-operated with the Oawasim in an expedition to Batiuah
he ever remained on his guard against the vengeance of the Shaikh
Sharjah for the death of his son.
fheEkh of . It Wil1 be in ^ eres ting ) before leaving the subject of Shaikh Sultan-
fhe^blhuh" bm-Saqar and his attempted aggrandisements, to notice some operations
of^naJ-al- wlllcl1 lie undertook in 1839 against the neighbouring Shihhi tribe. The
Jibsl, 1839. Saiyid of Masqat is said to have admitted in ]8;3o the dependence of
the Ruus-al-Jibal district on the Qasimi Shaikh ; but the Shihuh,
inhabiting the same, apparently held other views. One of their forts
having fallen by treachery into the hands of Shaikh Sultan's representa
tive at Dibah and having been demolished by him, the Shihuh em
barked on a series of raids and forays, to which the Qasimi Chief replied
by unsuccessful land expeditions against their chief towns of Khasab and
Kumzar. Shaikh Sultan had, in consequence of these reverses, resolved
on a naval blockade of the Kuus-al-Jibal coast, when the success of the
Egyptians in Najd drew his attention to a different quarter, and even
caused him to take the initiative in seeking peace with the Shihuh.
11 remams to mention an isolated conflict; between the people of
»nd Hamri- ^j m an and those of 11 amriyah ; it did not, apparently, disturb the
yah, 1848. relations of 'Ajman with the Shaikhdom of Sharjah, to which Hannah
belonged. In September If-48, on the death of Saif-bin-'Abdullah,
Shaikh of Hammah, the inhabitants of that village elected one
Abdullah a^ Shaikh in his place. This proceeding seems to have been
resented b^ Abdul Aziz, Shaikh of 'Ajman, for he immediately set
out to attack Hamriyah at the head of 400 men; but the 'Ajmani host,
eie routed at the first encounter by an inferior number of the
P^ jle of Hammah, who pursued them back to the very gates of their
own town. In this engagement Shaikh 'Abdul 'Aziz was killed and
0 ^ ier ^ ama id-bin-Rashid wounded, while the newly elected chief
o amnyah also lost his life; and, besides the leaders, there were 26
men killed and 20 wounded on the side of 'Ajman and 5 killed and 22
iTV )n the Side 0f Hamn > h - 'AMur Rahman, a son of Saif-hin-
A xlulah then became Shaikh of Hamriyah; and Hamaid-binR-ashid
succeeded his deceased brother as Shaikh of 'Ajman.

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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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