'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (644/1782)
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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from Government to give Turki active support so far as guns from the
sea could reach. The withdrawal of the Yal Sa'ad from Suwaiq
in June 1874 was likewise the result of a British naval demonstration
made under the same extended orders.
At the beginning of 1875, the incompetence of Turki having become Subsequent
fully apparent, the Government of India adopted a more reserved policy policy, 1875.
in 'Oman and instructed their representatives to avoid interference in
the dynastic and internal affairs of the country and to confine
themselves to the exercise of good offices merely. More stringent
conditions were at the same time attached to the employment of armed
force by the local British authorities in support of the Sultan. In accord
ance with the new policy no persistent endeavour was made to restrain
Turki from abdication; and, when he finally did retire, British
action at Masqat was restricted to arrangements for the safety of British
subjects in case of disturbances.
It only remains, in connection with British relations, to describe the Protection of
manner in which losses sustained by British subjects in the political jects in
disturbances of the period were from time to time made good. Oman, 18/1-
At the beginning of 1873, some Hindu traders having been mal
treated and subjected to extortion by Ibrahim-bin-Qais at Sohar,
which place was not then in the power of Turki, the British authorities
themselves undertook to enforce reparation. Colonel Pelly, the Resi
dent in the Gulf, himself proceeded to Sohar in April 1872 on
H. M. S. " Quantung," assessed the losses after inquiry at |2,255,
and returned after recovering half of the amount in cash and obtaining
a bond for the remainder.
Compensation for the losses suffered by British subjects in the
capture of Matrah by Salih-bin-'Ali in January 1874 was paid by the
Sultan himself, as Government held that by making terms with the
rebels he had condoned the insurrection and rendered himself respon
sible for its consequences.
In the Masna'ah case, in which the compensation was fixed at
115,000, the Sultan was warned against a premature reconciliation
with the delinquents; and in July 1874 Colonel Ross, Political
Resident, and Major Miles, 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. , proceeded again to
Masna'ah in the " May Frere " with H.M.S. " Philomel'", a Nimble "
and " Magpie" and the Sultan's corvette " Rahmani }} , the last carry
ing Saiyid 'Abdul 'Aziz, whom Turki had empowered to negotiate on
his behalf. The fort at Masna'ah was found partially repaired and
garrisoned for the third time by Ibrahim's men; but on the 19th of
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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