'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (495/1782)
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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The Russian cruiser K Varyag arrived at Masqat on the 10th of
December 1901, and on the following day complimentary visits were ex
changed between the officers and the Sultan, the French Consul acting as
intermediary. The Sultan was much impressed by the appearance of the
" Varyag " and subsequently remarked that it was the finest war -vessel
that he had seen in the Gulf. At the farewell visit of the " Boyarin to
Masqat about the middle of March 1903, M. Passek, the Russian Consul-
General from Bushehr, in conversation with the Sultan broached the topic
of a Russian consular officer for Masqat ; the Sultan however ignored his
remarks and M. Passek did not attempt to return to the subject.
Affairs and foreign relations of Trucial 'Oman, 1899-1905.
Duiing this period the right of the British Government to represent the
Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman in external affairs was clearly affirmed and ad-
mitted upon more than one occasion.
In 19().> a native vessel flying the French flag was wrecked at Dibai,
and the French representative at Masqat at first took steps for a settlement
of the case, in which compensation was claimed, between the Shaikh and
himself direct. However, on the special relations of the Trucial Shaikhs
with Biitain being explained and the Exclusive Agreement of 1892 commu
nicated to the French Government, the latter in 1904 agreed that the case
of their protege should be disposed of through the British political represen
tative in the Gulf, and action was taken accordingly.
But it was chiefly through matters affecting Persia that the virtual
suzerainty of Britain over Trucial 'Oman was brought into prominence. In
1899 the 1 ersian Government, being apprehensive of an Arab descent on
Lingeh from the ports of Trucial 'Oman, appealed to the British Govern
ment to prevent the movement they feared, and the requisite steps were
taken by the British political authorities; but this did not prevent Persian
intrigues with the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi in 1900-01, in which however
the chief object on the Persian side was probably to assure the safety of
Lin^eh. In 1903 the title of Britain to present claims which the
Tiucial Shaikhs entertained against t he Persian administration of the coast
pposite to their osvn was affirmed by His Britannic Majesty's Minister at
ehran, and appears to have been admitted by the Persian Government on
their being made aware of the Exclusive Agreement,
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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