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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎292] (435/1782)

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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292
Trucial
'Oman.
Bahrain, posRibly at Russian instigation; as a safeguard an Agreement was
taken by the British authorities from all the Arab Shaikhs concerned, by
which the signatories bound themselves not to enter into relations with
other powers other than Britain and not to grant concessions to such
powers. In 1888, when there appeared a danger of foreign intrigues
assuming a practical shape, a British vessel of war was stationed off
Bahrain with instructions to repulse, if necessary, any attempt at a landing
on the islands by Turks, Persians, or Arabs from the mainland. A warning
on the subject was also addressed to the Turkish Government; but in the
case of Persia, which possessed no means of direct interference with the
Shaikhdom, none was considered to be required.
Early in the same year the Turkish "Waliof Basrah had visited Dohali
and established a military garrison and a coal d^pot there; and a little
later, in the course of hostilities which had long been in progress between
the Shaikh of Qatar and the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, a son of the former was
killed in battle. An anxious period followed, during which an invasion of
Trucial ^Oman by the Shaikh of Qatar and the Amir of Northern Najd
under Turkish auspices was apprehended; but, though some commotion was
caused among the Tracial Shaikhs, no actual movement of the sort took
place. The attitude of the local Turkish authorities towards the Shaikh of
Bahrain at this time was insulting, and they persisted in addressing him in
terms which implied that he was officially subordinate to themselves; but
their vagaries were ignored.
Affairs and relations the of 'Oman Sultanate, 1884-88.
Limited and
conditional
guarantee
given by the
British
Government
for the
safety of
Masqat and
Matrah,
1886.
In 1880, in order to prevent rebel attacks on Masqat such as had
occurred in the past with serious detriment to local British interests as well
as to those of the Government of the country, the British Government
caused to be announced a resolution which they had formed of assisting the
Sultan of Oman to repel unprovoked attacks upon his capital and the
neighbouring port of Matrah. This guarantee, the duration of which was
expressly limited to the lifetime of the reigning Sultan, and which was
qualitied by a condition thatjthe Sultan should govern in a manner approved
by the British Government, emphasised and consolidated the special
position which Britain had acquired in 'Oman.

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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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