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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2490] (1007/1262)

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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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2490
with kindness. In Persia slaves were not manumitted by the British
authorities otherwise than in accordance with the Treaty of 1882^ or,
in other words, only slaves imported by sea after the signature of that
Treaty were released. All slaves taking refuge on British war vessels
were released under Article 28 of the Greneral Act of the Brussels Con
ference of 1890. From a communication received in 1899, from the
Secretary of State for India, it may be gathered that the practice
followed in 1897 was approved by Her Majesty^ Government, subject
to an understanding that the Sultan of J Oman, whose concurrence it
had been customary to obtain, did not unreasonably refuse his
consent to manumission when that course was recommended by the
British Consul at Masqat.
In 1899 the Governmentof India authorised the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in
the Gulf to inform the various Shaikhs in his political charge, at such time
and in such manner as he might see fit, that the British Goyernmen
would welcome the extension of a system favourable to the liberation
of slaves.
Subsidiary questions connected with British operations in the
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for suppression of the slave trade.
of All charges in connection with the liberation f ,. slav . es ^
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. were in the beginning met from their I^an ljudge y
the officers through whom they were disbursed; but m 1883 the Go
ment of India, having then for the first time become aware of this tact
informed the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Gulf that, as the suppressio
the slave trade was a .matter of purely Imperial concern, ^ey could not
in future authorise any expenditure on slavery proceedings ^ Inton
revenues. After 1883 the expenditure incurred was apparently debted
to Her Majesty's Government; but none of th 5,, bll ^%^ eS ®" ^ rm ' llv
apparently paid, and in 1883 the propriety o eel w , , ij n
contested by Her Majesty's Treasury on the ground that an alter
of the practice followed during 14 years was evolved and t
expenditure in question had no direct connection with the slave trade
the slaves for whose benefit expenditure had b®® 11 ]- ncurre n . , i ^
"captured negroes." The Government of India m reply pointed out
that the charges* at Masqat-the only port at the t,me ^ question
were entirely the outcome of the Treaty of 1873, and that the dutie
of the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in regard to the liberation of slaves were per-
formed by him exclusively in his consular capacity and under th
rity of the Home Government. The view of the Government of Ind a
in the end prevailed, and the charges incurred at . asqa P
were defrayed in 1890 by Her Majesty s Government. In 1896, i
a curious case in which—for the purpose of ascertaining the fate o
another slave—it became necessary to ransom a slave from an owner in
•The expenditure was chiefly on food for slaves detained under the protection
of the Consulate, and for repatriation, etc., after liberation.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2490] (1007/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023514765.0x000005> [accessed 30 November 2023]

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