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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎490] (633/1782)

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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The " Bnll-
finch " in
cident, March
1870.
Discussions
regarding
the recogni
tion of
'Azzan con
tinued till
interrupted
by his death,
1870-71.
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In March 1870 a boat belonging to H.M.S. " Bullfinch " was fired on in
Masqat harbour; but the occurrence was shown to be due partly tea mis
take by the garrison and partly to the neglect of the boat to carry a light
after dark ; as required by the regulations of Masqat harbour; consequently
the harmonious relations which now prevailed were not disturbed.
At length, in May 1870, the Government of India submitted the ques
tion of the recognition of 'Azzan to the Secretary of State, with especial
reference to the terms and conditions on which it might be granted; in
particular they desired to know whether, in case of recognition, all
previous treaties with the ruler of 'Oman should be maintained,-
whether continuance of the Zanzibar subsidy should be guaran*
teed; whether the good offices of Britain with Persia should be promised
in connection with the lease of Bandar 'Abbas and its dependencies,
which had lapsed by the displacement from power of Sa'id-bin-Sultan's
descendants; and whether the responsibility of mediating for the restora
tion ot Gwadar and Chahbar to ; Omaii should be assumed. Before these
difficult questions could be resolved, the situation in 'Oman had been
entiiely altered by the appearance of Turki on the scene ; and at the time
of his death the Sultanate of 'Azzan was still officially unrecognised by the
British Government.
History of the Zanzibar subsidy during the reign of 'Azzan*
During the whole of his reign 'Azzan received nothing on account
of the Zanzibar subsidy, nor was anything paid to his successor on
account of the period during which 'Azzan had ruled. The non-recog
nition of Azzan s government was not the sole cause of this omission.
Majid, the Sultan of Zanzibar, found in the usurpation of 'Azzan afresh
excuse for not discharging his liabilities under the award of 1861 ; from
May 186 b he discontinued his payments ; and about the end of that year
he sent a mission to England to remonstrate against the obligations to
uhich he had been subjected. Her Majesty's Government, who were
anxious at this time to obtain from Majid certain facilities for the
suppiession of the slave tiade, encouraged him through his envoy to hope
foi lelease fiom the payment of the subsidy. A long discussion followed
etween Her Majesty's Government and the Government of India, in
which the latter maintained that there had been no change of circum
stances which could be held to invalidate Lord Canning's award; that
justice and good faith required the British Government either to enforce
against the Sultan of Zanzibar the award which they had imposed on the
U an 0 0ma11 ' or to set the latter ^e to prosecute his claims on Zanzibar
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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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