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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎432] (575/1782)

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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was the purchase from the captors, by Saiyid Sultan on his own account
of the British ship " Armenia " which had been taken by the French.
There was also a dispute about the non-expulsion from 'Oman of a party
of Frenchmen who had come from Goa to Masqat, protected, as Sultan
alleged, by a British pass ; but this last case must have been a weak one,
for the men in question, after being seized by a British ship at Masqat and
carried off to Bombay, were eventually sent back to 'Oman for disposal.
For the settlement of these difficulties Saiyid Sultan, in the beginning
ol 1804, sent an agent of his own to Bombay to offer explanations ; and,
at the same time, he invoked the mediation of Mehdi 'Ali Khan, lately
British Resident at Bushehr, who enjoyed special favour with Mr.
Duncan, the Governor. By these means a reconciliation seems to have
been in the end effected between the ruler of 'Oman and the Government
■ f Bombay, by whom the death of Saiyid Sultan, when it occurred a
few months later, was sincerely deplored.
Relations of Saiyid Sultan with France, 1792-1804.
Early rela
tions of
Saiyid Sul
tan with the
French.
Employment
of French
men hy Sai
yid Sultan.
The nature of the connection between Saiyid Sultan's Government
and J ranee has been partially illustrated in the foregoing section, but a
few facts remain to be added.
It is related that Saiyid Sultan, while in rebellion against his father
and besieged by him in one of the Masqat forts, succeeded in capturing a
French sloop of war which put into the harbour, and was assisted by some
of his French prisoners in defending his position by artillery fire. The
favourable impression made on his mind by this incident was probably
confirmed by the action of the French authorities in 1790, though Saiyid
Sultan was not himself upon the throne at that time, in sending a
small vessel to Masqat to replace the a Salih " unjustly seized by a
French piivateei in the reign of Ahmad,—an act for which reparation
had been frequently demanded by the Government of 'Oman.
The friendly relations between France and 'Oman, restored by this
means, were disturbed by the French Revolution ; but Saiyid Sultan,
after his accession, freely availed himself of the services of individual
French subjects whom chance threw in his way. Among these the best
known were Maurelle, a French military surgeon, and Justaigne, a
Fleming by birth, who were both cast by shipwreck, but at different
times, upon the coast of 'Oman. The article in the Saiyid's Agreement
relatinng to the dismissal of Frenchmen from his service was that which

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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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