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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎519] (662/1782)

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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repelling unprovoked aggression during his lifetime, but that as their
normal policy towards 'Oman was one of non-interference in dynastic strug
gles and internal administration, their active support would not necessarily
be continued to his children. This decision was announced at a public
Darbar held in the palace at Masqat on the 13th of July 1886 ; the
principal object of the Darbar, as such, was however the presentation
toTurki of the insignia of the G.C.S.I., which had been conferred on
him. 'Abdul 'Aziz had been invited to attend, but had declined
to come in unless the safe-conduct given him by the Sultan were
guaranteed by the British 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. ,—a condition which could not be
granted. The Secretary of State, when informed of the assurance
respecting British support, regarded it with some misgiving and directed
a condition to be attached, namely that the s upport promised would be
continued only so long as His Highness should conduct his administration
in a manner not unsatisfactory to the Government of India. The
results of the announcement however justified the anticipations of Colonel
Ross, for no serious effort was again made by rebels to overthiow
Turki's government ; and its effect appeared also in the readiness
with, which Ibrahim-bin-Qais restored Suwaiq to the Sultan in 1 ^87,
as already described, when called upon to do so by the British
authorities.
It may be added here that, under British advice, larki in 1886
declined overtures from residents of Dibah, Khor Fakkan and
Kalba for the annexation of the Shamailiyah tract to the Oman
Sultanate. ,
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The protection of British subjects in 'Oman and reparation tor of British
minor injuries sustained by them at the hands of unruly tribesmen
continued to be subjects demanding constant attention. In 1883 the 1883 88.
British S. S. " Knight of the Bath " was wrecked on the Kuna Muna
islands; but the crew, having made their way to an Aiab village
near Has Sauqirah, remained there in safety until relieved by
a vessel which was despatched from Bombay on the facts being-
reported at Masqat. In spring 1884 the safety of the Indian tia er-
at Saham was threatened by Bedouin incursions from Dha ira , an
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. suggested, and obtained, an increase of the Su ta
garrison at that place. At the beginning of 1886 raids were ma e
in the neighbourhood of Sohar and bhinas by the Bam ,
; Awamir and other predatory tribes, and H.M.S. Ospiey wa ®
to Shinas ; but the compensation for incidental damage to
traders, chiefly through exaction of blackmail, was paid by t ^
In January 1886 the Khojah merchants at Khaburah, who were

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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)
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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