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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎532] (675/1782)

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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possession of it iu person; but the proposal, as there were reasons for ^
suspecting treachery, was declined. In fact His Highnesses position, pent a ^
as regards administrative control throughout the country generally,
was stationary if not retrograde. . :i: ' ,,
cbSeJis- The ill ' succe5s of Sai yi d Fai sal at the beginning of his reign is
tics of Faisal, attributable partly to faults of character and partly to mistakes of policy.
He was not without energy ; but his energy was fitful, and his conduct :k ^ 1
as a rule was characterised rather by sloth and procrastination. Kcono- (tpW/
mical in his personal expenditure, he was often extravagant in the pro- .^1-'
secution of impracticable aims. His arrogant and suspicious temper
prompted him to despise and reject all advice, and his position in the F* 0
government was at first one of extreme isolation and of antagonism to ^
all his surroundings. j i^tepei
fu dVi orters nd When ^ ^ ^ Sa ' ,d - bi,1 - Mllhammad ) on the death of Turki, -/vsinst'
PP returned from abroad, ^aiyid Faisal, instead of accepting his services, ^".atkeBal
drove him into exile again, and, but for representations by the British - K \4 'AW
authorities, would probably have confiscated his property. It was only v;mFaisab
in May 1889 that the Sultan consented, at the request of the British
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , to nominate a Wazir who should be the medium of
confidential communications with the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. : the individual
then selected was one Muhammad-bin-'Azzan. Saiyid Faisal from
the first showed considerable confidence in his brother Sayid Kahad, but ^ ^ ^
the latter was a youth ol ill-balanced mind and committed suicide in
June 1894?, in order to escape domestic troubles arising from his marriage istkfreslid
two years previously with one of his cousins, a daughter of Saiyid tbiiied froi
Barghash, Sultan of Zanzibar. The valuable support of Salih-bin-'Ali
was retained by the Sultan only until 1894, when he alienated it by Meat ol
showing favour to Sa^id-bin-^Ali, a rival Shaikh of the Hirthj and the i'alia the !
catastrophe was thereafter not long delayed, •, | ^
afiaa ^ Saiyid Faisal s most serious error, in non-personal matters, was his sti aj Sdi
failuie to maintain the steam-vessels upon which his control of the coast ^
at a distance from Masqat, and especially of the port of Sur, depended.
The Dar -as -8alam " he caused to be sold at Bombay; and the
Sultani he allowed to fall to pieces through neglect.
1 - : fat iten
Political relations with Great Britain, 1888-94. *
^ and
Sai}i(l Faisal s natural impatience of restraints and obligations reacted
urabl^ on his relation with the British power; but the process

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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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