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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎47] (60/1782)

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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xlvii
Page.
J 1 . Events in ''Oman to the death of Turki, 1883-1888 . . 516
{Continued in Period XII, heading A.)
G. Relations with British, 1883-1888 518
(Continued in heading K bslow.)
(i) Public undertaking given by British in 1886 to uphold Turki in
repelling unprovoked aggression during his life-time, but that
their active support would not necessarily be continued to his
children .......... 519
(»♦) Protection of British subjects ....... 519
H. Relations with Zanzibar, 1871-1888 520
(t) Excellent relations betweenjTurki and his brother Barghash, the
Sultan of Zanzibar.Gift by latter to Turki of the SS. " Sultani"
and the SS. " Dar-as-Salam ^ ..... . 520
I. Relations with Persia, 1871-1888 521
(t) Non-renewal of Bandar 'Abbas lease notwithstanding British inter*
vention, 1871 521
J. Relations with Turkey, 1871-1888 521
(t) Turkish intrigues in Dhufar, 1875-1886 ..... 522
K. Relations with British, 1871- 1^88 522
{Continued in Period Xtl, heading JB.)
(t) Investment of Sultan with G. C. S. I. 1866 and presentation to him
of two batteries in 1887 ••..... 522
(it) Recognition by Sultan of the amenability to British jurisdiction of
subjects of Native Indian States, 1873 . . , . . 522
(iti) Abolition in 1872 of transhipment duty on cargo not landed . . 523
(»«) The fery of manifest fees, etc., and the question of monopolies in
connection with the Commercial Treaty of 1»39 . . . 523
(«) Octroi tax on produce entering "Masqat and Matnth froto landward
not regarded as unfair to British subjects .... 624,
(m) British attitude as regards the imposition of " export" taxes. Treaty
of 1839 in any case regarded as having reference only to exports
for abroad # 524
(vii) Compulsory weighment of Matrah dates at Masqat . . .524
(t)m) Limits of the Aden Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and the Masqat Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. fixed in 1880
at Ras Sajar . ....... 524
(ix) Military guard provided for the Masqat Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in 1880 . . 524
(x) Tours in the interior by Colonel Miles, 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. . . 524
L. Relations with non-Asiatic powers other than Britain.
1871-1888 525
(») Relations with Holland
(a) ff Most favoured nation" agreement with the Netherlands,
1877, negotiated through the British Resident , . 525
(n) Relations with America ...... 525
(a) American Consul (a British merchant) appointed to
Masqat, 1880
(♦«*) Relations with France .......
(o) The American Consul recognised as French Consular
Agent, 1881

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎47] (60/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575941.0x00003d> [accessed 15 November 2018]

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