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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎341] (484/1782)

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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this mild rebuke with open defiance of the Vice-Consul's authority
M. Goguyer proposed to fly the Russian commercial flag over his premisea
in virtue of his connection with the Russian Steam Navigation and Trad
ing Company, but he was interdicted from doing so by M. Laronce.
Meanyvhile a case had occurred between M. Goguyer and an Arab mer
chant, 'Abdullah-bin-'Ali of Bandar Jissah, from whom M, Goguyer
claimed Rs. 20,000 on account of joint transactions in arms and ammuni
tion ; the claim was urged upon the Sultan by the French Vice-Consul; and
in the end, supported by the presence of a second-class cruiser, the
"Friand/" which called at Masqat towards the end of October 1902, the
French arguments prevailed and the money was paid. Subsequently it
was discovered that M. Goguyer had received in this way Rs. 7,500 more
than his due, and M. Laronce, under a decision of the French Court of
Appeal in Bourbon, called on him to refund the amount. This M. Goguyer
at first refused to do, nor did he submit until a month after the Vice-
Consul had attached a large portion of his stock in trade.
In April 1904, M. Goguyer''s newspaper attacks still continuing, the
Sultan with the approval and assistance of M. Laronce wrote to
M. Delcasse, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, requesting that Masqat
might be relieved of M. Goguyer's presence. M. Delcasse's reply, dated
the 26th of May 1904, was that M. Goguyer was not a man of violence
but an honest trader, that he had influential employers who had formally
made themselves answerable for his conduct, and that in future he would
be restrained from writing against the Sultan and from interesting
himself in the internal affairs of 'Oman; for the present M. Delcasse was
not prepared to go further. M. Goguyer thus remained at Masqat and his
anti-British fulminations continued.
Another and by no means creditable feature in the French campaign
against British influence in the Gulf remains to be described. It con»
sisted in the systematic dissemination throughout the Muhammadan world
of intelligence and opinions politically injurious to Great Britain by means
of an Arabic newspaper purporting to be written by Muhammadans for
Muhammadans. The title of this print, originally the " Fath-al-Basair "
or " Opening of Eyes/' was changed in 1902 to the " Murshid-al-Albab "
or " Preceptor of Hearts."
About April 1900 the paper in question began to reach Masqat, where
it was delivered gratuitously and post paid to several of the leading Arab
residents; and the fact that some of the copies were addressed by name to
leading Shaikhs in the interior of 'Oman betrayed a command of local in
formation by those engaged in the enterprise. In May 1900 copies were

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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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