'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (664/1782)
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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Relations of Turki with Persia, 1871-88.
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By the expulsion of Salim from the Sultanate of 'Oman in 1868 Non-renewal
the lease of Bander 'Abbas and its dependencies, then only two
months old, was annulled; and the Persian Government proceeded not ^thstaud-
to grant a new one in favour of Haji Ahmad Khan, apparently the
very minister of Saiyid Salim who had taken part in the negotiations 1871.
for the lease of 1868. During the reign of 'Azzan, and for some time
subsequently, this individual, notwithstanding some vicissitudes which
are described in another place, succeeded in maintaining his position
as leaseholder under the Persians; but in 1872 he was superseded by
one Ahmad Shah of Minab. Meanwhile, however, the question of
the Bandar 'Abbas lease was not lost sight of by Turki, who several
times applied for British aid in obtaining it. In 1871 the good
offices of the British Resident at Tehran were brought into play on his
behalf; but the Shah evidently distrusted the policy of 'Omani
Sultans on Persian soil, and the lease was in the end refused, ihe
Persian Government stated on this occasion that an agent ol the Sultan,
if one should be stationed at Bandar 'Abbas, would be treated \\ ith
proper respect, but that he would not be officially recognised. In 187.)
the Persian Government, who now treated Haji Ahmad Khan as a
Persian subject, pressed certain claims of his to property at Masqat on
the attention of Turki through the medium of the British Govern
ment; but it was alleged by Turki in reply that Ilaji Ahmad Khan
had left Masqat in 1868, two years before the Sultan's own accession,
and that he had subsequently removed all his personal property to
Persia. In 1875 Turki was still desirous that the lease of Bandar
'Abbas should be renewed to him. In 1879 he made^ a telegraphic
offer to the Shah's government for the lease ol Bandar Abbas, with
out result, and was anxious to appoint a representative at the place,
but 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, by referring to what had been said
on the subject by the Persian authorities in 1871, was able to dissuade
him from his purpose.
Relations of Turki with the Ottoman Porte, 1871-88.
In the earlier years of Turki's reign Ottoman military tiansports on the
way to or from Basrah occasionally anchored in Masqat harbour. The
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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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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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