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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎513] (656/1782)

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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to*
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support of
the Sultau
continued,
1875-83.
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reduced, although the value of the dollar has declined in comparison
with that of the rupee.
General and naval assistance continued to he rendered to the Sultan by British policy
the Government of India under much the same conditions as formerly, but, ofmodified
perhaps, with somewhat less readiness. In 1876 the Government of India
declined to undertake the custody of Hamud the Jahafi, whom the Sultan
had arrested and wished to have confined in an Indiau jail; and in 1877
they refused to lend the services of a ship of war for the recovery of
Suwaiq, which Turki then considered as good as lost on account of the
disloyalty of the governor. In 1880, at the request of the Sultan and to
prevent the recipient from making a political use of the money, a sum of
over $8,000, realised at the instance of the Indian Government on account
of some rights of inheritance which 'Abdul 'Aziz possessed at Zanzibar,
was paid over by instalments instead of in a lump sum. Implements of
war and military stores were supplied to Turki from India at various times,
some gratis and others on payment; and in 1883 the Resident was
authorised to assist him, unofficially, in obtaining drill instructors for his
Baluch and African retainers. On at least three occasions written
requests to refrain from an intended assault on Masqat or Matrah,
were addressel 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. at Masqat to advancing rebels;
and Mr. Robertson and Colonel Miles made a cautious use of British war
ships to repel the serious attacks upon the capital in 1877 and 1883,
their action iieach case being subsequently approved by Government. In
1881 it was intimated to 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. that, on Turkic death, the
Government of India would not interfere, in event of the succession being
disputed^ unless to prevent the reunion of 'Oman and Zanzibar.
Protection of British subjects in 'Oman, 1875-83.
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One other phase of British relations remains to be dealt with, namely
the protection, during the period under consideration, of British subjects
in 'Oman and the vindication of their just rights : such matters, in
consequence of the extreme weakness about this time of the Sultan s
government, were far from easy of settlement.
An unimportant but difficult and protracted case arose from a burglary
at Sur, in June 1875, on the premises of a Hindu merchant; theoffendcrR
belonged to the Jannabah tribe, and the value of the goods stolen was
$1,600. Neither 'Abdul 'Aziz during his regency nor the Sultan
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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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