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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎312] (455/1782)

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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Grant by the
Sultan of a
coaling sta
tion to
France, 1898.
312
fication of the declaration 1862 with a view to the establishment of a
British protectorate was further discussed, but the time was held bv Her
Majesty^s Government to be unpropitious for negotiations with France
on the subject.
In 1895-97 loans were granted to the Sultan by the Government of
India on the security of the " Zanzibar " subsidy; it was held that to
require him to place his customs department under British management
would be a violation of the Declaration of 1862.
In 1898 visits were paid to Masqat by the French gunboats " Gabes"
and "Scorpion" in succession ; and in the course of the year, in disregard
of his Agreement of 1891 with the British Government, the Sultan made
a grant of a coaling station to France, but without assigning any parti
cular place. The spot most likely to be occupied appeared to be Bandar
Jissah, a harbour not far from Masqat; and naval dispositions were made
there by the British Government to anticipate, if necessary, a French
attempt at occupation. French influence was now powerful in the
Sultanate, the port of Sur being one of its principal seats; and the Sultan's
attitude towards the interests of British subjects, and towards the British
representative, was little short of insulting.
Affairs in Trucial 'Oman and relations with Britain, 1894-99.
In consequence of the Exclusive Agreement of the Shaikhs with
Britain formed in 1892, of the well-established supremacy of British in
fluence, and of the remoteness and general political unimportance of the
tract, there was no unsettlement of conditions in Trucial ; Oman during
this pereiod.
Affairs in Qatar and relations with Britain, 1894-99'
In Qatar there were no developments worthy of note, if we exclude an
attempt to invade the Bahrain Islands from Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. , which was frustrat
ed by British naval action and will be noticed in connection with Bahrain
affairs. Respect for the authority irregularly exercised by the Turks in
Qatar was at an end among the inhabitants of the peninsula in consequ
ence of the succegsful local rebellion of 1893. In 1894 a Turkish repre
sentative at Dohah was murdered, and in 1898 there was a rising at that
place in which several Turks were killed, The Shaikhs of Qatar in 1898

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎312] (455/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575943.0x000038> [accessed 14 August 2018]

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