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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎534] (677/1782)

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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on the recognition, however, of Saiyid Faisal, a treaty following the
lines approved by the Government of India was signed by him and by
Colonel Ross, and was transmitted to the higher authorities. The
document was not in perfect accordance with the views of Her Majesty's
Government, and a fresh treaty was accordingly drafted and signed
at Masqat, as before, by the Sultan and the Resident; the date of
signature of this revised document was the 19th of March 1891 and
ratifications were exchanged in the following year. Colonel Ross, it
was found, had inadvertently acted as a plenipotentiary without having
been invested with the powers of one ; but this technical flaw was not
considered by Her Majesty's Government a sufficient reason for with
holding the British ratification. There was not in the new treaty any
material departure from the spirit of the old, which it was expreesly
declared to supersede; but it contained a new provision by which the
^ultan \\ as debarred from prohibiting the import or export of any parti
cular article, and the levy of export taxes was made conditional upon the
consent of the British Government. The treaty was to remain in force
for 12 years absolutely, and it was to be terminable at any time thereafter
on the expiration of 12 months' notice given by either party.
fiSpro. . In . COnSe(1UenCe P erha P 6 of the ^ tiv % of the French Colonial party,
tectorate over we ^ave more to say hereafter, a discussion had in the
'Oman, 1890. meantime, in 1890, been initiated in London between the Foreign and
India Oftices as to the best means of precluding the interference of other
European powers in 'Oman affairs. The consolidation of British influence
by means of a protectorate treaty, similar to those recently concluded with
the chiefs of the South Arabian coast, was at first suggested by the India
Office; and the arbitration of 1861, the "Zanzibar" subsidy, the
practical importance to successive Sultans of recognition by the British
Government, the occasional intervention of that Government in dynastic
disputes and the deportation of claimants or pretenders to India, the armed
assistance lent to Saiyid Turki in various crises, the negotiation of the
Dutch treaty of 1877 through the British Resident, and the predominance
of British national and commercial interests in 'Oman were adduced by
the Government of India as proofs of the existence already of a virtual
British protectorate over 'Oman, or, at least, of the justice of the claim
that Oman should be regarded as falling within the British sphere of
influence.
As, howevei, the institution of a protectorate would have been contrary
to the terms of the Anglo-French Declaration of 186a and the consent
of the French Government to the withdrawal of that Declaration was for
Agreement
of the Sultan
with Great
Britsin

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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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