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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2476] (993/1262)

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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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2476
Repression of the slave trade in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
Division of
the subject.
The general position of the British Government in regard to slavery
being such as we have described^ it remains to enquire by what
means and to what extent their policy in recent times ■—uncompro
misingly hostile to the slave trade and adverse also to slavery
as an institution—has been carried out in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . In
doing so we shall take account^ firstly, of the British agreements
with foreign powers and of the British internal enactments by which
action in the Gulf has been mainly governed; secondly, of certain ques
tions, relating to the meaning and application of agreements and enact
ments, which from time to time have come under discussion; thirdly,
of subsidiary matters connected with British anti-slavery proceedings in
the Gulf; fourthly, of the history of the external slave trade of the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. and of British preventive operations ; fifthly, of the history
of the internal slave trade of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; sixthly, of domestic
slavery in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. ; and, lastly, of the general results of the
British anti-slavery policy in the Gulf.
In dealing with the legal elements of the situation it is necessary to
proceed by jurisdictions, and a general view of the legal position in the
Gulf will be possible only after the separate agreements and enactments
have been analysed in detail.
Agreements with the Saiyids and Sultans of 'Oman, 1822-1907.'
Treaty of
September,
1822.
The first treaty with the ruler of Masqat for the suppression of
slavery was concluded on the 4th of September 1822 by Captain Moresby
of H.M.S. "Menai", under instructions from Sir R. Farquhar,
Governor of Mauritius, and was signed by Saiyid Sa^id; it prohibited
the sale of slaves to Christian nations by the Saiyid^s subjects, it
made punishable the buying of slaves by the same for the purpose of sale
to Christians, and it empowered the British Government to establish an
agent in the Saiyid^s dominions in East Africa to watch the trade and to
seize, after the expiration of four months, any ''Omani vessels found
carrying slaves to Christian countries. An additional clause, signed on
the 9th of September, authorised the seizure by British Government
ships of offending vessels found beyond (i.e., to the east or south of) a
line drawn from Cape Delgado in Africa through a point 60 miles from
Soqotrah to Diu in India, unless driven across it by circumstances over
which they had no control. The provisions of this Treaty were confirmed
in a subsequent Treaty of Commerce, concluded on the 31st of May 1889.
* The Agreements, etc., mentioned in this paraarraph. will be found in Aitc]iison , s
Treaties.

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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:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)
Arrangement

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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