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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎302] (445/1782)

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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endeavoured to obtain a footing on shore at the port of Sur. [n the same
jear a Russian volunteer cruiser visited Masqat, and reports of secret
Russian negotiations with the Sultan became current.
Agreement of Mean while the adoption of measures to prevent the intrusion of digturb-
'Omln with in g foreign influences into 'Oman had been considered by the British Gov-
Bntain, ernment; and it seems not improbable that, but for the Anglo-French
Declaration of 1 862, which placed such a step out of the question, the
Sultanate of 'Oman might in 1890 have been declared a British protector
ate. Instead, in 1891, an agreement with the British Government was
signed by the Sultan under which he bound himself and his successors
never to make any alienation of territory, whether temporary or perma
nent, in favour of any power but Britain.
British naval arrangements, 1888-94,
In 1892, notwithstanding the decision that her ordinary character
should be non-combatant, the R. I. M. S. u Lawrence," the despatch vessel
of the Bushehr Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,[seems to have carried a part if not the whole of
the armament for which she had been fitted. The Indian Marine Act, passed
in 1887, had been construed by the Government of India as a warrant for
arming the " Law r rence " for particular service; but the question of the
actual use of the " Lawrence " for combatant purposes seems not to have
been raised until 1892. In that year the Resident 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.
wrote :
The fullest possible advantage of the " Lawrence's " presence in the Gulf is not taken
so long as she is considered to be a non-combatant vessel. With only one man-of w
on the station, often for considerable periods outside the Gulf, it is evident that the police
duties of the upper waters must be inadequately performed, especially during the hot
weather when they are most likely to be required, and when Her Majesty's ships require
a cooler climate. The piracies con.mitted by the Beni Hajir are petty it is true; but they
require watching lest they should develop into something more serious, and patrolling the
neighbourhood of Bahrain would no doubt act as a check upon them. A patrolling ship,
however, must have the power to act if necessary, and his under present condition® the
" Lawrence '* legally has not.
After discussion of the circumstances of the case, in obedience to the
principle " that no'sea-going armed vessel belonging tojthe State should be
in commission unless she is under the control of the Admiralty,^ the dis
armament of the " Lawrence " was ordered by Her Majesty s Govemnjent
and duly carried into effect.

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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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