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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎500] (643/1782)

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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500
British naval
and political
support at
Gwadar,
Uaaua'ah
and Suwaiq,
1873-74.
"Zanzibar" eubsidy, * was divided, like the other expenses of the Zanzibar
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , in equal moieties between Her Majesty's Government and the
Government of India. Between the 26th of April and the 6th of
November 1873 the amounts due under the new arrangement were paid
to Tuiki; but his disposal of the money, though it possibly enabled him
to recover Sohar, was generally injudiciona, and, so far from procuring
him any solid advantages, appeared to inflame rather than to satisfy the
cupidity of the tribes and of their untrustworthy leaders.
Besides the indispensable financial support thus afforded to Turki he
received, on various occasions, valuable naval and political assistance from
the Government of India. On the 1st of September 187a, when 'Abdul
'Aziz and Salim were disturbing the country in the neighbourhood of
Gwadar, they were warned that, if after rejecting certain terms which
had been offered them by Turk! they attempted either to cross to 'Oman
or to make their way to 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 British Government would
endeavour to arrest them; and, as already related, 'Abdul 'Aziz was
actually captured under these orders and interned in India In 1874
on the occasion of Salih-bin-'Ali's attack on Matrah, the Political Kesi^
ent m 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. was authorised, on condition of abstaining from
operations ashore, to lend Turki active assistance by naval fire wherever
it could be brought to bear. These instructions, as we have seen, or
"V 6 means of t}ieir executlon J did not arrive until the crisis that
elicited them was over ; but they remained in force for some time after as
s an nig orders^ The original expulsion of Ibrahim-bin-Qais's
adherents from Masna'ah, in March 1874, was undertaken on his own
responsibility by Major Miles, the 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. at Masqat, before
the orders of Government on the Batinah rebellion had been received;
ut eventually the instructions relating to Masqat and Matrah were
given a wider application, and the expulsion of the rebels for the second
ie Masna'ah fort was covered by a general permission
in 1868-70 (86(^6^^ and the Government of India
tained, the indefeasible right of the Sultan < ' 0 !. ,ller ,rnpu S ned ' and the Intter main-
of 1861, did not result in Tnv rl fi •/ , D to a sab8id y und er the Award
payment to Turki began in 1873 6 COn0 U8IOn • Thei,ft for0 the subsidy of which
as h continuation of that decreed bv LoH O ^ ^ eith0r as a new s «l>sidy or
harmony with the arguments used hs the \ bu , t the lafcte . r view ' whioh is in
the juster, and the name "Zanzibar" willT^Jr i Indl . a in l868 ' 70 ' a PP ea,s
this Gazetteer, thoueh with inv^.t i accordingly continue to be employed in
anneied to th e .oSXt 00m " ,aS ^ th9 ' J<rabt - T 1 "
treaty »'
the previous admission bv that . Govern men t—seem inconsistent with
'Omin to the go'omr aih« er ii llU u k u nq"alified n s l,t of tl, e S „| lS „ „ f
y leg a, h. should b. restrained fr„ m attackillg Zi>Dliblir ,

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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:

Extent and format
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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