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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎428] (571/1782)

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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Captain Mal
colm's
Mission, and
Second
Agreement
with Britain,
1800.
supplies with a squadron of His Majesty's ships; that he had himself
facilitated the transmission of presents from Tipu Sultan to the Shah of
Persia; that he had suffered the French to bring a ship belonging to
Mr. Manesty, the British Resident at Basrah, which they had taken,
into Masqat harbour; that he had allowed a ship to carry to Mauritius
a quantity of grain and sulphur taken in the "Pearl/' a native
vessel under British colours which had been captured by the French,
the rest of the cargo being openly sold in the Masqat bazaar J
and that he had received, on the 10th of November 1799, a French
agent specially deputed to him from Mauritius. The doubt which these
reports excited was intensified when a British man-of-war intercepted at
sea a letter from Bonaparte to the ruler of 'Oman, containing an
enclosure for Tipu Sultan of Mysore. This interesting document was
dated Cairo, the ^th of January 1799 ; it informed Saiyid Sultan of
the French occupation of Egypt, credited him with friendly sentiments
towards France, promised protection to merchant vessels which he
might send to Suez, and requested him to transmit the enclosure to Tipu
Sahib. The enclosure held out to Tipu Sahib hopes of aid by Bonaparte
m throwing off the British yoke. Whether Saiyid Sultan, subsequently
to his treaty with the British, had done anything to invite such a
communication it is at this distance of time impossible to determine;
but the Indian Government of the day must have had substantial grounds
for dissatisfaction with his conduct, for they were led to consider the
propriety of withdrawing certain indulgences that had been extended
to him at Indian ports, possibly those relating to wood, water and salt
for which he had petitioned in 1798.
At the end of 1799 Captain John Malcolm, who was then despatched
by the Government of India on his first political mission to the Persian
Court, was instructed "to adjust, while at Maskat, any points relating to
our interests at that place " which might be recommended to his atten
tion by the Government of Bombay; but he was not to allow negotia-
10ns with Saiyid Sultan to delay him on his way to Persia. With him
sailed in the Company's ship "Intrepid" Assistant-Surgeon A. H.
Bogle, who had been selected, in case matters should be satisfactorily
arranged, as physician to the Saiyid and British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at
Masqat; for the Saiyid had asked that an English physician might
a 6 ™^ 0 f end h i m ; ^ Bogle ^ sala ^ was fixed at Rs - 500
Cantair i allowance, which also he was to draw.
crnL 1 a C ^ m> learnill gr at Masqat that the Saiyid had gone on a
on he f T ^ 011 hi8 ^ ^ the Gu^, where,
on the 17th of January 1800, he had the good fortune to find Saiyid

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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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