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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎478] (621/1782)

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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Meanwhile the " Coromandel " was sent from Bombay with Colonel
Disbrowe, 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. , to assist British subjects who might be in
dang-er at various places in 'Oman; and police were despatched from
Karachi for the protection of British interests at Gwadar, where much
alarm was felt.
Relations of Salim with the British Government, 1866-68.
Mission sent
by S&Iim to
Bombay, 1st
April 1866.
British sub •
jects per
mitted to
return from
India to
Masqat, Maj
1866.
Recognition
of Salim and
reinstitntion
of the British
Political
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at
Masqat, Sep-
tembei' 1866.
Masqat
Order in
Council, 1867.
In April two envoys of respectable position arrived at Bombay with a
letter from Saiyid Salim, in which he prayed that his position as the
successor of Thuwaini might be recognised by the British Government
and protested against the hostile attitude of the British Resident in the
Gulf. The Government of Bombay in their reply, which was signed by
a Secretary only and was addressed to the envoys instead of to Salim,
ignored the Saiyid's main request; but they refrained from charging him
with parricide, and they mentioned their expectation that British subjects
in 'Oman would be protected as in the past.
Eventually in May, chiefly on the representations of Indian merchants
accustomed to carry on their business in J Oman, the Government of
India authorised the appointment, as a temporary measure, of a Native
Agent at Masqat instead of the usual British officer j and it was inti
mated to British Indian refugees in India that they were at liberty to
leturn to Masqat and to resume their commercial dealings there.
In the following September Colonel Pelly, under the orders of Govern
ment, visited Masqat and formally recognised Saiyid Salim as Sultan of
Oman; the new Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. , Muhammad Baqir Khan, was installed
in his post; and the British flag was again hoisted over the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
quarters. The new Agent died in January 1SG7 and was succeeded, after
a short interval, by a British officer in the person of Captain Atkinson.
The Consular powers of the British representative at Masqat were
defined by an Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , passed at Windsor on the 4th of Novem
ber 1867.
Rebellions of Saiyid Turk! and Hamad-bin -Saiim, 1867-68.
Attempt by ^ nch WaS the P osition of affairs when the position of Salim began to
Turki to 1)0 actively disputed by his uncle Saiyid Turki. Turki first sought the
Sohsr. ^ ie Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman, but they were cautioned by the

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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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