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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎481] (624/1782)

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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481
Temporary suspension of the Zanzibar subsidy, 1866-68.
It may be mentioned here that the Sultan of Zanzibar, on becoming-
aware of the accession of Salim and the circumstances thereof, attempted
to evade continued payment of the annual subsidy decreed in 1861; he
argued that the arrangement was personal to Saiyid Thuwaini, and that in
any case he could not be expected to continue payment to a parricide.
His first contention was disallowed by the Government of India, on the
ground that it was clearly opposed to the terms of Lord Canning's
award ; and the other difficulty was met by the Government of India
undertaking to receive and transmit the amount due by the Sultan of
Zanzibar to the Sultan of 'Oman, the necessity for direct dealings
between Majid and Salim being thus obviated. Eventually the outstand
ing obligations were discharged by Majid in the spring of 1868.
It may be noted incidentally that, in 1867, the Government of Bombay
found it necessary to warn the Sultan of Zanzibar against presenting
munitions of war as gifts to subjects of his relation the Sultan of 'Oman,—
an abuse which did not again become clamant till nearly thirty years
afterwards.
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Expulsion of Salim by 'Azzan-bin-Qais, 1868.
A final upheaval against his authority now terminated the short and
unhappy reign of Salim. On the 23rd of September 1808 'Azzan-bin-
Qais of Rustaq made himself master of Barkah, on the 29 th he captured
Matrah, and on the 1 st of October he suddenly occupied the town of
Masqat while Salim, leaving his valuables to become the spoil of the
enemy, hurriedly took refuge in one of the harbour forts.
Colonel Pelly, the British Resident in the Gulf, who was present in
the harbour, suggested an armistice until the wishes of the Government
of India could be ascertained; but 'Azzan declined to wait, and com
menced operations against the fort in which Salim still held out. No
active part was taken in the contest by H.M.S. a Vigilant" beyond
placing a rocket-party in one of the forts to prevent the removal by
'Azzan from its vicinity of an 18-pounder gun which the British Govern-
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Masqat by
'Azzan-bin-
Qais.
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of the Britiah
Government.
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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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