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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎438] (581/1782)

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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438
The genera] outcome of all these evolutions, which seem to have
occupied a few weeks only, was the virtual displacement of the young
sons of Sultan from power and the substitution of Badar in their place.
Policy of the Government of India, 1805.
The British Government in India, who in the reign of Saiyid Sultan
had become accustomed to regard the state of 'Oman as a convenient
and ever-ready instrument for the repression of piracy, were much
exercised by the uncertainty of the succession at his decease, and by the
possibility of the country falling under a government less serviceable
than that of Saiyid Sultan to the objects of British policy in the Gulf,
fion^ef^t'he They accordingly re-established the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Masqat,
British Po- which had been withdrawn a few months previously, and despatched
dency 1805' Seton to take charge of it; his instructions were to support
the interest of the sons of Sultan, if this could be done by influence
without involving the British Government in hostilities with the opposite
party, but otherwise to establish friendly relations with the de facto
ruler, and in either ease to obtain recognition of the engagements of
1 798 and 1800 by the eventual successor of Saiyid Sultan. Captain
Seton on his arrival, probably in April, found Saiyid Badar in power
and well-disposed to the British Government; and from him he obtained,
in May 1805, full and satisfactory confirmation of the treaties made with
his predecessor. In the time of Saiyid Sultan, however, the Political
llesident had not been allowed to fly the British flag at Masqat, while
the house assigned him by the native government was described as a
miserable hovel; and it does not appear that any change w r as as yet made
in either of these respects. The Government of India, in re -instituting
the Masqat R esidency, declared their intention of maintaining it perma
nently ; and it was described at this time by the Government of Bombay,
though apparently placed under their orders, as existing for general
purposes, and not solely or principally for the service of Bombay."
Recovery by Badar of the dependencies of 'Oman in ersia, 1805.
agamst^ 0 " Ca P tain Seton, whose orders related chiefly to the suppression of
Bandar P irac y> a scourge now rapidly becoming intolerable, took p rt in a naval
cooperation that sailed from Masqat in May 1805 for the recovery of
Of tie Bandar 'AbhJs from the Bani Ma'in Shaikhs of Qishm, by whom it
dent, May- been appiopriated during the confusion following the death of
July 1805.

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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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