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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎499] (642/1782)

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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Turki did not display during the first part of his reig-n any of that Persona^ ^
skill and patience in dealing with the tribes of 'Oman for which in his gultan, due
later years he obtained a considerable reputation; and large sums from to mex-
the Zanzibar subsidy, and from other sources, were squandered by him in
indiscriminate subbklies and ineffectual bribes.
Turki's rolaitions witli the British. Goverumcntj 1871"75.
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fully
to tiie
Turki, perhaps in consequence of his two years' residence m the o{ ef ^ 1 ki l a3
Bombay Presidency, during which he may have had opportunities of Sultan, 1871.
recommending himself and his claims to notice, was from the beginning
a persona grata vnth the British Government and their agents. His
recognition as ruler of 'Oman was recommended without delay, sanc
tioned by the Secretary of State in June 1871, and communicated to
Turki himself on the 8th of August following. _
The transference, at the beginning of 1873, 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. Rest- glaT( , Tr ,a 0
dency and Masqat Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. from the charge of the Government of Bombay T,eat T .
to the direct snpervision of the Government of India had no unfavourable
effect upon British relations with the new Snltan ; and the unhesitating
signature by Turki in April 187S of a new treaty for the suppression o
the slave trade, proposed at Masqat by Sir Bartle Frere as plenipotentiary
of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, contrasted favourably wrt e
behaviour of Barghash -bin-Sa'id, Sultan of Zanzibar, who declined to
treat on the subject, and gave Turki a higher place than before in the
good graces of the British authorities. Regrant and
Tbe ten.wal .1 the annual ***
Sultan of Zanzibar under Lord Canning s awaid > subsidy,
out, under instructions from Her Majesty's Government, as an induce- 1871-75.
mentto Turki to sign the new treaty, and payment o e same was
now resumed by the Government of India with effect from the date of
Turki's accession, the Sultan being at the same time informed that it
would be maintained " so long as he continued faithfully to
treaty engagements and manifest his ^ o£ the
Government". From this time onwar s u > .<11.1 fhe
subsidy, which in commemoration of its origin may & 1 e ^ ^

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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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