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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎311] (454/1782)

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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appointed to Bushehr, the total number of German subjects in the Gulf
ports being at the time only six. A Bremen tirm also commenced opera
tions at Bushehr; but the voyages of some specially chartered steamers
which were sent out from Germany were unsuccessful. In 1898 formal
confirmation was granted of a preferential right already conferred by the
Porte on the (German) Anatolian Railway Company to construct a rail
way from Asia Minor to 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. ; but the fact did not immedia
tely become public,
American activity remained non-political in its character. America.
Affairs in the Sultanate of 'Oman and relations with Britain,
1894-99.
The period was marked in the Sultanate of 'Oman by the beginning
of a crisis in the relations between the Sultan and the British Govern
ment, due partly to internal events,, partly to the non-renewal in favour
of the new ruler of the policy of armed support which Britain had main
tained from 1886 to 1888, and partly to French intrigues.
In February 1895 the Sultan's capital of Masqat was treacherously
seized and occupied by armed rebels, who remained in possession of it for
three weeks, while the British representative observed an attitude of virtual
neutrality; but they were in the end ejected by a process of fighting, of
negotiation^ and finally of concession. This unfortunate occurrence great
ly embittered the Sultan against the British Government, whom he consi
dered as having deserted him in the hour of need, and whose claims for
compensation to British subjects on account of injuries suffered in the
rebellion he regarded as vexatious ; and it greatly undermined his authority
throughout his dominions. The continuance to him of the f< Zanzibar "
subsidy, which had not been withdrawn as it might have been on his
failing to govern in a manner approved by the British Government, a
small gift of artillery, and offers of British naval assistance for the reco
very of the revolted district of Dhufar in Southern Arabia seemed to have
no effect in mollifying his resentment. Indeed the situation after the
rebellion of 1895 was so unsatisfactory that proposals for the annexation
of Masqat and Matrah, or the declaration of a British protectorate over
the whole Sultanate, or an intimation to the leading Shaikhs of the country
that they would not be allowed upon any pretext to attack Masqat or
Matrah were discussed; and the third course, that of giving a modified
assurance of support, which did not involve any principle inconsistent
with the Anglo-French Declaration of 1862, was adopted by Her
Majesty's Government. In 1896 the question of arranging for a modi-
OccUpafcion
of Masqat by
rebels, and of
alienation of
the Sultan
from Britain,
1895.

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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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