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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎512] (655/1782)

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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deported his nephews 'Abdul 'Aziz, Muhammad, Hamud and Hamdan
the sons of Thuwaini, to Qishm, where their brother Harib already resided •
Nasir-bin-Thuwaini, however, with whose conduct he was satisfied
was allowed to remain at Masqat. In 1877 an allowance was granted
by Turki to the exiles; but their brother Harib did not apparently relish
their presence at Qishm, for he himself soon afterwards removed to the
British settlement of Basidu.
HiB family. Turki's sons were now old enough to afford him some help in the
g-ovenimeut, and in 1880 he employed Faisal, the second eldest, as Wali
at Hisn Samail and Nizwa, and Fahad, the third, as Wali of Barkah.
Muhammad, the Sultan's eldest son, was in nominal or real charge of
Sohar from 1878 to the end of the period, but he early disgusted his
ftithei 8 subjects there by his arbitrary behaviour and incompetence.
vatioD, 1881* An 0Ctr01 (lntj of 5 P er cent - 011 a11 produce entering the towns
of Masqat and Matrah from landward was substituted by the Sultan
in 18S1 foi one of 2 per cent. only. It caused much dissatisfaction among
the neighbouring tribes and was perhaps one cause of their failure to sup
port the Government in 1883.
Relations of Turki with the British Government 1875-83.
In the contest with ; Abdul ^Aziz which ensued on Turki's return
from Gwadar at the end of 1875 the attitude of the local British officers
was at first neutral, and the mediation between the brothers unsuccessfully
attempted by 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. was purely personal and unofficial;
but, as soon as the position of Turki was seen to be secure, the policy of
modified support was resumed in his favour.
the ^' Zanzi^ Payment of the " Zanzibar " subsidy continued without interruption,
^" s " bsid >' and was vei T frequently made in advance of the due date in order to
io/o-o,3.
leheve some pressing necessity of the Masqat Government. To meet the
convenience of the Sultan, the instalments, which had at first been half-
yearly, were made quarterly in 1876 ; and in 1879 they became monthly.
Fiom the 1st of September 18S3, the date on wlrch His Majesty's Gov-
ernment assumed the exclusive direction d Zanzibar affairs and from which
the financial connection of the Government of India with that protectorate
ceased, the subsidy became an entirely Indian charge. It was paid, after
1873, in rupees at the rate of Rs. 86,400 a year—the equivalent, presumably,
at the time of conversion of $40,000 ; and the amount has not since been

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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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