'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (666/1782)
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 proper. Various other matters connected with status and
jurisdiction were settled during the reign of Turki.
Commercial discussions in the reign of Turki related largely to the sea
customs, which were, and are, the tinancial mainstay of the "'Oman State.
In 1867 a concession had been obtained from the Sultan of the day
in favour of the British India Steam Navigation Company, by which only
one-eighth ot the legal transhipment duty of 5 per cent, should be charged,
or, if the goods were landed for transhipment, a rebate of seven-eighths
should be allowed on resbipment. In 1871 a movement was made by the
Company to obtain the iotal abolition, in so far as they were concerned, of
transhipment duty; and in 187a the Sultan consented to forego all
duty upon transiipments of Gulf cargo, if made without landing the
goods, for Aden or Zanzibar. A test case, which occurred in 1874, showed
that this exemption was not intended by the Sultan to apply to goods
taken ashore pending transhipment.
In a letter, dated the 10th of February 1875, a wider application was
given by the Sultan to the concession, *granted by his father in
1846, in respect of the dues on cargo landed from damaged vessels and
' Various questions of taxation, also, were agitated from time to time. In
1872, a system of manifests and reports for vessels entering and leaving
the harbour of Masqat having been introduced by the Sultan in order
to meet the wish of the British authorities for shipping statistics, a
fixed fee of |-2 per manifest and a graduated fee of Re. I per 50 tons of
cargo began to be levied under his orders, The Resident was inclined to
think that these proceedings were partly at variance with the terms of the
Commercial Treaty of 1839, but he was instructed that no exception need
be taken to the new charges unless the rates were increased, and that it
would he enough to remind the Sultan of Article 9 of the Treaty.
In 1877 weighment dues, instituted by Sa'id early m his icign, and
wharfage dues, instituted by Turki in 1873, were found to e.xiht at
Masqat. The amounts of both were moderate ; but the Sultan, on the
matter being mentioned to him, issued a notice making the pay men. o
either charge optional in the case of British Indian subjects.
In 1880 some Banyans, relying on Article 10 of the Commercial Tieaty
protested against a monopoly of dyeing silk for the Arab market which
brought $2,000 or 13,000 a year into the Sultan's treasury ; but the
Government of India thought that there was no need to interfere wi
this long-established arrangement. ,
* yide page 467 ante.
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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