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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎522] (665/1782)

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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Turks were at this time, on account of the recent annexation o£ Hasa,
regarded with much suspicion throughout Arabia; and the treatment
hy the Sultan of the Turks with whom he was brought in contact
appears to have been so uncivil as to necessitate a hint by the British
authorities that he should be more circumspect. In 1873 some
trouble was caused by the purchase of four persons at Masqat, as
slaves, by the chief officer of a passing Turkish vessel; and between
1875 and 1886, as explained in the separate history of Dhufar, the
Turks seems to have encouraged the pretensions of the Moplah, Saiyid
^adhl, to ownership of that district of the ' Oman Sultanate.
Geneial relations of the British Government with Turki
throughout his reign, 1871-88.
The financial and naval policy of the British Government towards
Saiyid Turki has been described, stage by stage, in some of the foregoing
paragraphs; but a few other features of Anglo- 'Omani relations still
remain to be mentioned.
Personal and mi o ix- i
memoniai 1 ne Sultan, during his reign, received numerous marks of British favour,
among which were his investment, already alluded to, with the G.C.S.I.,
m 1886, and the presentation to him in 1887 of two batteries of
3-pounder guns, with carriages and ammunition complete, for the defence
s Masqat foits. Turki on his part was the donor, at different times,
o gifts to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and to the Viceroy of India; and
m 1887 he caused the jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen to be celebrated
at Masqat with much eclat and rejoicing.
the Slave 0 Tl1 ; Trea ty for the suppression of the Slave Trade, obtained by Sir Bartle
rere m 1873, was of great value ; but the sincere efforts of the Sultan
to enfoice it, in co-opeiation with the British Government, tended to make
him unpopular with certain classes of his subjects. His loyalty in slave
ra^ e matteis may thus have been one cause of his extreme dependence on
s suppoit, and it certainly was a principal reason of the personal
regard in which he was held by the British political officers with whom
he had to do.
2atii8and 0f An important question of status was satisfactorily settled, in 1873,
Action. by Turk. 9 unqualified recognition in writing of the amenability to
Bnt'sh jurisdiction of the subjects of Native Indian States resident in
Oman, and of the applicability in their case of treaty provisions relating to

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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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