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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎420] (563/1782)

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 European powers, 1784-92.
British rela
tions, 1784-
92.
French rela
tions, 1784-
92.
Under the reign of Hamad, the ■'Oman Government continued to
refuse applications which were repeatedly made to them for permission
to establish a British Factory at Masqat; and in 1785 the Company
were still unrepresented there, except by a native broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation. whose name is
given as "Coja Chunder-Caun."
In 178,> the port was visited by three French vessels from the
Mauritius ; the first, which arrived on the 22nd of August, was a man-
of-war carrying 44 guns and a crew of 350 men ; the other two, which
came into harbour on the 25th, were of smaller size, and one of them was
a merchant ship. r l he French remained for some days; and it was
reported that they had sought leave to open a Factory, but that it had
been refused by the Governor, Shaikh Khalfan, under the orders of the
Imam.
SAIYTD SULTAN-BIN -AHMAD, 1792-1804.
The evil results of the changes just described above did not become
apparent under Sultan, the fifth son of the Imam Ahmad, whom natural
force of character now placed at the head of affairs. His rule, on the
contrary, was strong; and 'Oman, which his premature ambition had
frequently disturbed, became at length the gainer by his energy and
resolution. The reign of Sultan may be roughly divided into two
periods separated by the year 1800. The first of these was distinguished
y conquests of new territory; the second was occupied by a struggle,
not entirely successful, to defend the frontiers of 'Oman against the
encroachments of the Wahhabis of Central Arabia and their allies the
Qawasim of the 'Oman Promontory.*
Usurpation of Sultan and dismemberment of 'Oman, 1793.
On the death of his son Hamad, the nominal Imam made a short-
but Saiyid Sultan w as not inclined to
a century 8 f has furnished, during more than
an(1 R58 -^bai m ah. Even at the present day.
the authority of tl 0^ 7 -T SOmetimes U8ed to describe all Arabs subject to
term aeeras to ^ at the of the 19th centuJy the
other words all the inhab'f "t & ( tribes " rU ' n sub 3 ect to Qasimi influence, or, in
and possibly'thos. of Kuns-aTjibalasCell 6 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ TrUCial ' 0rn5n '

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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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