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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎246] (389/1782)

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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tion of Hasa by the Turks prevented any effort being made bythe Wah-
liabis for its recovery.
Wabh abi During the two years following the annexation of Hasa by the Turks
British 01 tiie ^ ahhabi Amir more than once claimed British assistance on the
j s?'1-73! 6 ' gr0Und that the Turkish descent on his seaboard had been a violation of
that maritime peace which Britain was pledged to maintain; but in reply
he was reminded that, not being himself a party to any Treaty with the
British Government, he was not entitled to ex F ct British intervention on
his behalf.
Affairs of the ; Oman Sultanate, 1862-73.
The affairs of the Oman Sultanate, no doubt in consequence of the
appointment of a British political officer to Masqat, received greatly in
creased attention from the British Government during this period. The
interposition of Britain in the difficulties between the Sultan and the
ahhabi Amir in 1864-66 has already been mentioned.
Subskly DZibar 0n the Separatiou of the ' 0m aii and Zanzibar Sultanates in 1861
under an arbitral award by the Viceroy of India, a subsidy of §4-0,000 a
\ < ai had become payable by the ruler of Zanzibar to the ruler of 'Oman
in perpetuity , and the regular discharge of this obligation was a matter
w hich fiom time to time called for attention on the part of the British
Government. Prom 1S68 to 187]^ 'Oman being then held by a usurping
^ulei whom the British Government did not recognise, payment of the
subsidy by the Sultan of Zanzibar was excused; and on the accession of
an appicned candidate to the throne of 'Oman in 1871 the subsidy wa«
made a charge upon the British and Indian Treasuries in equal shares.
^Omln'f UOf Another matter in which the ruler of 'Oman received support from
Bandar 6 u P lese ntatives of the British Government was that of a fief of
1866-68^' ^ an d ai ^ Abbas and its dependencies in Persia, to hold which he consi-
ed himself entitled by custom. In 1866, the existing grant having
mated through the death of a Sultan of ' Oman, the districts were
ntd by the leisian Government, and it was not until two years later
"R ^ 'iT 1 '. ^ eaSe ^ em ^ or e ight years was obtained at Shiraz by the
, . es ^ent 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 new lessee being expelled
^ immediately by a rival, and his successor in the Sultanate not
i * urabhv regarded by the British authorities, the lease then
lapsed and was never renewed.

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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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