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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎38] (51/1782)

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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xxxviii
CHAPTER II. p ^ e -
■OMAM. (,•) Internal administration and Revenue
(a) Complete religious freedom
PEEIOD III. (J) Import duties .
1744—1783. (n) Military and naval resources .
(»»») Trade of Masqat . • . •
416
416
416
416
417
PERI0I, IV -
1783-1792.
Eeigns of Imam Said-bin-Ah mad, 1783, and op
Saitid Hamad-bin-Sa'id, 1784-1792 . . . 417
A. Sa'id-bin-Ahmad was the last genuine elected Imam of
'Oman and the last ruler to reside at Rastaq. He abdica
ted in 1783 in favour of his son Hamad . . . .417
[Continued in heading B below.)
B. Internal events in 'Oman, 1784-1792 418
(Continued in Period V, heading A.)
(i) Grant of Gwadar in 1784 by Khan of Kalat to Saiyid Hamad's
rebellious ilncle Sultan. This is the origin of the title of 'Oman
to Gwadar .... . . • * . 419
(it) Removal of capital from Rustaq to Masqat about 1784 . . .418
(m) Succession henceforth confined to one family .... 419
C. Regulations with European powers, 1784-1792 . . , 420
{Continued in Period V, headings IS and F.}
(t) Relation with British . ,420
(o) Unsuccessful efforts of British to obtain permission to
establish a factory at Masqat ..... 420
(«') Relations with French 420
(J) Visit of French ships to Masqat in 1785 and permission
to open a fectory likewise refused .... 420
period v. PERIOD V.
1792—1804. 1792-1804.
Rbign op Saiyib Sultan-bin-Ahmad, 1792-1804 . 420
A, Saiyid Sultan, uncle of Saiyid Hamad, usurps the throne,
1792 420
{Continued in heading G below.)
B. Relations with Persia, Turkey, and the Qawasim, 1798-
1800 . . . .- 421
{Continued in Period f/, heading C.)
(ii) Saiyid Sulttn occupies Qwadar and from there seizes Chahbiir,
1792-1793 • . . . , . , 431

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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:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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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