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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎471] (614/1782)

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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guarantee of submission to the award having at length been obtained
from him, Brigadier-General W. M. Coghlan, Resident at Aden,, was
appointed in May 1860 to investigate the claims of the disputants
with the assistance of the Reverend G. P. Badger, Chaplain of Aden,
an accomplished Arabic scholar, and of Mr, Hormuzd Rassam,
temporary British Agent at Masqat. The proceedings of the Commis
sioner, who began by securing from each of the parties a formal
bond for his acceptance of the Viceroy's decision, were careful and
exhaustive; and his final report, which was not submitted until the
close of the year, was accepted by Lord Canning without modification
except in one unimportant particular. To the multifarious questions
of principle and fact with which the report dealt it is unnecessary to
refer in detail here.
The general result of Lord Canning's award, promulgated on the Award of
2nd of April 1861, was to separate the African possessions of the
late Saiyid Sa'id from his territories in Arabia ; to assign the new which Xaml-
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and independent principality of Zanzibar, thus created, to Majid ; 8e p ara ted
and to impose on Majid and his successors an obligation to pay the
sum of $40,000 a year to Thuwaini and his successors, not by way m ade payable
of tribute, but in adjustment of the unequal inheritance of the two letter*
branches of the family, and as compensation for the abandonment by 1861.
rulers of ■'Oman of their claims to sovereignty over Zanzibar. 1 he
arrears payable by Majid to Thuwaini were at the same time fixed
at ^80,000; and it was resolved to negative a claim advanced by lurki
that his position at Sohar should be recognised as independent. Both
Thuwaini and Majid, verbally and in writing, professed themselves
satisfied with the Viceroy's decision ; and before the end of the year
the latter had discharged the first six-monthly instalment of the subsidy
and had remitted bills in payment of the total arrears. Experience
had shown that the two States of 'Oman and Zanzibar could not be
successfully governed by the same ruler ; and it cannot be doubted
that their separation on such equitable terms was benencial to both.
On the separation of the principalities the Government of Bombay Title^^ ^ ^
decided that each of the two rulers should in future be styled Sultan, a . 0m \ n an
term by which, from this point onwards, we shall generally describe them.
* The significance of the title Im&m ia fully discussed by Badger in bis Imams Q overnmen ^
and Seyyids, pages 378—381. As the term Sultan (though possibly of British
origin) is now commonly applied to the rulers of Oman even y na ives o e
country, we have used it in the text (in preference to ^ Saiyi ) o esignate
the successors of the Imams. The present ruler, however, is descn e on is own
coins both as Sultan and as Imam.
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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)
Arrangement

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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