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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎468] (611/1782)

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 of Saiyid Sa'id with France after 1809.
Commercial The short-lived ascendancy of French political influence in 'Oman has
France, 1844! heen mentioned in an earlier paragraph; during the period of its depression,
which followed between 1810 and 1815, the French representative appears
to have been withdrawn, and thereafter none was posted to Masqat during
the reign of Sa^id. In 1817 communication with 'Oman was re-opened
by the French Governor of Reunion ; and Masqat was visited in 1819 by
the French vessel "Zelee," in 182*2 by the "Moselle/' and a little later by
the " Cleopatre/' all sent on friendly ur political missions by the French
Governor of Bourbon. Ultimately a commercial convention came into
existence, favourable to the importation of 'Omani produce'into the French
possessions, and a brisk trade sprang up between the two countries. In
1839, however, pending the negotiation of a regular commercial treaty
with France, a condition which was not fulfilled until ] 844, Sa'id declined
to recognise a French Consul at Zanzibar. The Treaty of Commerce
with the French, which was signed in 1844, was communicated by Sa'id
to the British Government for their approval before its conclusion; and,
unless in East Africa, it entailed no political consequences.
Relations of Saiyid Sa'id with America.
Commercial The first treaty concluded between the ruler of 'Oman and the chief
Ireaty with j . <« < .
America. government 01 a great power, as distinguished from the government of a
dependency, was one of amity and commerce negotiated at Masqat in 1833
by Mr. Roberts, Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, who
visited the place for that purpose in the sloop-of-war "Peacock." This
treaty became the model of the subsequent British and French commercial
treaties of 1839 and 1844. The recognition of his importance by the
Americans was highly flattering to Saiyid Sa'id, and he immediately sought
to improve the occasion by promising them special commercial advantages
m East Africa, where their trade lay, on condition of their assisting him
by armed force to bring that region under subjection. There is nothing
to show that the American government were inclined to take advantage
of the offer; but the faet of its having been made was considered sufficiently
serious to warrant the despatch of H.M.S "Imogene " from Bombay to
Zanzibar in 1834, to inquire into the matter.

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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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