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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎520] (663/1782)

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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British subjects, complained of extortion and personal ill-usage by
Hamad-bin-Nasir, the A\ ali of the town ; and the British Political
Agent was successful in obtaining- from the Sultan the removal of
that official and the payment of |100 as an indemnity to the
sufferers. The misconduct of the Bani Battash resulted, in September
1886, m some loss to a Hindu trader at Quryat, but it was doubtless
made good out of the fine soon after recovered from the tribe. In
April 1887 two boats of H.M.S. " Kingfisher/' while lying at anchor at
Sur, were fired on by night from the shore and obliged to put to sea for
safety ; but no damage was done, nor could any clue to the author
of the outrage be obtained. At Sur in July 1887 one Hindu trader
was beaten and another kidnapped by the Aulad Kasib, a small
section, originally of the Jannabah, who had attached themselves to
'he Bam Bu'Ali; but the necessity for action by the Sultan or by the
British Government was obviated by prompt and friendly action on the
part of the Shaikhs of the Bani Bu 'Ali.
Relations of Turki with Zanzibar throughout his reign, 1871-&
^ , ^ U1 ^ OMan was almost exactly synchronous
a . 0 hlS brother Barghash over Zanzibar. In 1871 or
• ui i wrote to Barghash, claiming payment of the Zanzibar
su si y under threats of a rupture, and professed anxiety to
Tfb ai1 u ^ empt 011 Zauzibar i but, from the time that payment
of he subsidy was undertaken by the British Government, the
1880 s" -77 1° liaVe ^ eXCellellt terms : indeed in
i p 71 „ ^ Prosed to retire from the sovereignty of ^Oman
more valuable beX -T l T exchan M the
with Rs SaOdOf 5 ' r g h, w ^ 0 111 1884 presented Turki
in the dp ' 0 " S00d a de6cit eaused by the »> 'Oman
and 1,1 1886 SaTC him the S- S - " Svltani: » the
March 1888 R VT yaeht ' alS0 ' WaB a gift from Za nzibar. In
^ a -t to 'Oman and spent a week at
by which lie w T' 1Ui)111 ^ ln va ' n ^ or re li e f from a fatal disease

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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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