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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎301] (444/1782)

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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powers, but the final result was that they were drawn Into closer relations
with the British Government than before.
In 1 890 an attempt was made by the Turkish Government to establish
a Turkish official at 'Odaid in Trucial 'Oman; but their designs in
that direction were not fully realised. In 1891 two Frenchmen, one
a well-known intriguer, frequented the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. for a time and recom
mended the French flag to the notice of the Trucial Shaikhs, from whom
they also seemed to be trying to'obtain concessions. In the winter of 1892-
93, or about the time that the Turkish pretensions to ownership of Muham-
mareh and control of the Shatt-al-^Arab were advanced, it was said that
the Porte had finally decided on the annexation of Bahrain to the Turkish
Empire. The " reversion^ of Bahrain—and also of 'Oman—to dependence
on Turkey was officially proclaimed at (iatif, where Turkish flags were
forced upon the acceptance of Bahrain boat-owners ; but British diplomatic
representations availed to secure the withdrawal of the proclamation and
the abatement of other annoyances. The British Government also, in a con
troversy regarding the status of Bahrainis in the Ottoman dominions,
informed the Porte that Bahrain was under British protection and firmly
maintained the right of Bahrainis to British protection in Turkey. But the
principal outcome of the Turkish intrigues described was an Exclusive
Agreement with the British Government signed by the Shaikhs of Trucial
'Oman and Bahrain, by which the establishment of any sort of relations
between the Shaikhs and foreign powers was rendered impossible.
Affairs and relations of the 'Oman Sultanate, 1888-94.
Turkish ag
gressions, and
Exclusive
Agreement of
the Shaikhs
of Trucial
'Oman and
Bahrain with
Britain.
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When French influence began, as already explained, torevive 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 ^Oman Sultanate was the chief field of its manifestation.
In 1891 the French Embassy in London complained, under a misappre
hension of the facts, that pressure had lately been employed by Britain to
obtain a modification of the rule of succession to the throne of 'Oman. In
1893 a guarantee was given by the French Government, at the instance of
the French Colonial party, that a French Vice-Consulate would be estab
lished at Masqat ; and ministerial silence confirmed an impression that the
principal duties of the new post would be to promote the use of the French
flag and support Russian policy 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. . Also in 1893, one of
the French adventurers whose presence in Trucial 'Oman had contributed
to the conclusion by the Shaikhs of the Exclusive Agreement with Britain
French acti
vity.

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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)
Arrangement

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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