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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎339] (482/1782)

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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or quasi-protectorate in some part of eastern 'Oman, and that she was in
search of a naval point d'appui in the same neighbourhood. Persevering
endeavours were made, as in the past, to create by wholesale grants of the
rench flag, especially to natives of Sur, a class of maritime Arabs depen
dent on French protection and subject to French authority; and an attempt
by France to obtain the valuable harbour of Bandar Jissah near Masqat
for occupation was very nearly successful. Both of these important
questions are dealt with at length elsewhere; and here it is enough to
remark that the flag question became so acute in 1903 as to bring France
and Britain, a fact which fortunately did not become public,—within
measurable distance of a rupture. There is, indeed, no reason to doubt
that France entertained designs, unconnected with the furtherance of
Russian policy, upon the ; Oman coast between Masqat and Ras-al-Hadd,
and possibly upon the hinterland as well, for the French Vice-Consul
during a period of years maintained intimate relations at Sur with the
Bani Bu Ali and Jannabah tribes who occupy also a large part of the
interior.
A fiee use of war vessels was made in the Gulf by France during the
time of her greatest political activity there. In 1900-01 the French
men-of-war " Drome," «Catinat," and " Acheron," in 1901-02 the
"Catinat/' "Jean Bart," " Infernet," and " Chasseloup Loubat," in
1902-03 the "Infernet," and "Friand," and in 1904 the "Infernet"
were seen in the Gulf of 'Oman, some of them visiting 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. Lieutenant Jules Viaud of the French Navy, better known as
Pierre Loti," Academician, sentimental politician, and author of
' L Inde sans les Anglais," was 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. in April 1900; he
spent a day at Masqat, where he had an interview with the Sultan, 'and
thence went to Bushehr.
A malicious press campaign against British proceedings in the Persian
Gulf, conducted in Arabic as well as in French and Russian journals, was
a singular accompaniment of the contest between France and Britain.
Early in 1899 there settled at Masqat a certain Antoine Goguyer, a
frenchman of energy and ability, to whose manoeuvres some reference
must be made. The antecedents of M. Goguyer, who spoke Arabic like a
native, were shady; he was an inveterate me content, and in the past he
had had trouble with the French Foreign Office. At one time he was
obliged to leave Tunis on account of his misdeeds, and at another he was
imprisoned by M. Lagarde, the French representative in Abyssinia,
doubtless not without cause. M. Goguyer■'s affairs at Masqat, in so far
as they relate to his dealings in arms, are dealt with elsewhere; in this
place we are only concerned with the political side of his conduct.
M. Goguyer had not been long at Masqat when he opened an attack
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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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