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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎43] (54/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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(c) British officer appointed 1840, but soon after transferred to
M. Relations with France, 1809-1856
(Continued in Period XI, heading LI)
(i) See heading L (i) above for relations duricg 1807 and 1808 .
(ti) French representative withdrawn between 1810 and 1815
(m) Treaty of Commerce with French 1844 .....
N. Relations with America, 1807-1856
{Continued in Period XI, heading L>)
(t) Treaty of Commerce with the " United States of America *' 1833
O. General administration of ; Oman, 1807-1856
(t) Administration, customs, and naval resources ....
Keign of Saiyj t> Thtjwaini-bin-Sa'id, 1856-1866 .
A. Separation of Zanzibar from 'Oman ; 1856-1861
{Continued in heading C helow and also in Period IX, heading E.)
(t) Division of Saiyid Sa'id's dominions
{a) Thuwaini to get 'Oman ......
(&) Majid to get Zanzibar : . . . . .
(c) Turki to hold separate possession of Sohar
{ii) Projected expedition by Thuwaini against Majid, and attack
by Turki on Masqat prevented by British interposition in
1858 ...... t • *
{in) Lord Canning's award of 1861 permanently separating 'Oman
from Zanzibar but not recognising the independence of
{iv) British Government adopt title of Sultan for rulers of 'Oman and
B. Re-establishment of the British Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Masqat,
{Continued in heading F helow.)
C. Internal affair of ^Oman, 1861-64 . . . • •
{Continued in heading Hi helow')
{i) Rebellious attitude of Turki. His treacherous seizure in 1861 and
release in 1862 4
D. Renewed "Wahhabi aggressions and British intervention,
Page. CHAPTER 11.
468 1807—1856.
{Continued in Period X, heading B.)

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, 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 appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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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. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎43] (54/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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