'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (906/1782)
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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his personal relations with British officers Shaikh Gaqar always
showed himself friendly and well-disposed ; but, from indolence, he was
sometimes remiss in enforcing the just claims of British subjects ; and,
on the occurrence of internal difficulties in his state, he manifested
too great a disposition to rely on the help of the British Resi
dency, instead of grappling with them himeelf. In 190i the general
dissatisfaction of his subjects with his rule found expression in a plot to
depose Shaikh Saqar in favour of his uncle, the ex-Shaikh Salim ; but
timely information enabled Shaikh Saqar to frustrate the intrigue and
Muhammad-bin- Khadim, one of the chief conspirators, was obliged, jon
escaping from custody, to seek refuge at Umm-al-Qaiwain. The direct
administration of the town of Sharjah was held, until his death about
1906 by Shaikh Saqar's son Kashid,—a young man who in character
resembled his father; and Ras-al-Khaimah was in 1907 still governed by
Khalid, the only son then surviving of the Shaikh.
ANNEXURU No. 2.—INTERNAL HISTORY OF TliE ABU
As in the case of Sharjah it appears advisable to devote a shoii
separate notice to the internal affairs of the Abu Dhabi principality, of
which the external history has been given in the preceding chaptei.
Early history, 1781-1818.
The foundation of the town of Abu Dhabi is ascribed to the year
1761. The surrounding country was then alleady occupie jv
Bani Yas,— a land-faring Bedouin tribe who, until the accidental discovery
of water at the site ^of Abu Dhabi town, where a small village ot 2U
houses now sprang tip, had not apparently a singe peimanen
ment upon the coast.
For information regarding the chiefs of the >ibe at the time
the establishment of the Abu Dhabi pnnapahty the reader is lefe
to the genealogical table of. the Ban! Yas Shaikhs ProbaUy the
last Shaikh to reside chieBy in the interior was » 1 "^- bm - T K^ h
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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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