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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎414] (557/1782)

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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Relations with India, 1744-83.
Diplomatic relations between 'Oman and India arose, during'the
reign of the Imam Ahmad, from assistance rendered by an "'Omani
deleg-ate with a ship of war in destroying a piratical community on the
Malabar coast who had interrupted the rice trade between Mangalore
and Masqat. This courtesy led to the despatch, through the grateful
Governor of Mangalore/ of an Envoy nominally on the part of the
Mughal Emperor of India ; the Envoy visited Rustaq and concludei a
treaty by which the Mughal Government bound themselves to support
the Imam with men and money against his enemies. This mission,
which had its beginning about 1774, or perhaps 1776, terminated in
1800; but, a site in Masqat town having been allotted to the Envoy,
who eventually came to be known simply as " Tipu Sultan's Wakil, " he
built on it a house which, at the middle of the 19th century, wis still
in existence and was known as the " Nawab's House." In 1776 it was
expected that the Imam, if Basrah fell, would request the good offices of
the Envoy in accommodating matters between him and Persia ; but it
does not appear that these expectations were realised.
Relations with European powers, 1744-83.
wUhBriLin, . , Tb< ? ebiti0nS 0f the East India Com P an y with 'Oman, though they
1774-83. a ' l " t as J e t any European representative in the country, were of a
nen y character; but their policy with reference to the frequent diffi-
cult,en between the Imam, on the one side, and the Persian Government,
petty Perstan chiefs and Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah, on the other, was
generally neutral. In 1763, as we have seen, the Company's Agent at
Bandar Abbas s.ded with .the Khan of Lar in a dispute about a Persian
sip which had been sold by a Persian subject to the Imam of'Oman;
ut in 1,58 on the other hand, it was complained that the captain of an
English ketch had hired her out to the Imam for use in a naval
expedition which he contemplated against Ras-al-Khaimah. In 1763
toWW M T g a i P . p0mted Provisi <»>al Agent in Persia, was ordered
touoh at Masqat on his way to the G ulf to obtain i ntelligence; and he
transaction, bnt itT^difficoU fh«' 0 M k''i n™ 8 "' e Colo " r ' !ive ° to the
really much to do with it. ^ he G overnment of the day had

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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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