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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎49] (60/1262)

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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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(iii) Other public servants of the Sultan
(a) rashid-bin -'Ozaiz of Samail . . . .
(j) sulaimah-bin-suwailim •
(iv) Limits of the Sultan's authority, 1895-1898 ....
E. Relations with French, 1891-1898
{Continued in heading E helow.)
U) Compact between France and Russia, 1891, and undertaking by
French Minister of Foreign Affairs to create a post of French
Vice-Consul at Masqat, 1893 .
(w) French Vice-Consul appointed, 1894
(Hi) Encouragement given to 'Omani'navigator to use the French flags,
there being in 1897 no less than 38 'Omani vessels having a
French status . •
(a) Sultan informed by Britain that use of French flag could
have no effect as against himself . . . •
F. Relations with Britain and decline of British influence in
'Oman, 1895-1898
{Continued in heading G helow.)
(i) Growing estrangement with Sultan due to —
(а) Neutral behaviour of Britain during the rebellion,
(б) Vexatious claims for compensation due to the rebellion .
(c) Growing French influence ......
(n) Safety of Masqat and Matrah guaranteed by the British Govern
ment, 1895
(m) Suggestion made by Government of India in 1896 for declaration of
a protectorate , .
(iv) Loans to the Sultan and suggestion in 1897 that,;such should be
made on security of the customs vetoed by Home Government
on ground that direct control by the Government of India^ over
the Masqat customs would be inconsistent with the D eclaration of
(v) British claims in connection with the rebellion ....
(vi) Grievances of British Indian traders . •
(а) Compulsory weighment of Matrah dates at Masqat
(б) Illegal dues and taxes . . • • •
G. Rupture with Great Britain, 1899
{Continued in heading I helow.)
(i) Question of the salute on the 1st January ....
(n) Muhammad-bin-Sa'id replaced as Wazir Minister. by his predecessor
Muhammad-bin-'Azzan, 1898 ......
(in) 'Abdul 'Aziz-Ruwahi, Sultan's confidential secretary and French
dragoman • •
(iv) Grant by the Sultan in 1898 to the French of a coaling station,
1898 . . . '
(v) Ultimatum presented to the Sultan, 9tn February 1899.
FROM 1888.

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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' [‎49] (60/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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