'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (678/1782)
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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the time being impossible to obtain, it was resolved by Her Majesty 's ^gjdiug
Government to proceed in a different manner. This decision resulted in territory,
the signature by the Sultan on the 20th March 1891, the day after the im '
conclusion of the new commercial treaty, of an Agreement by which he
bound himself, his heirs and his successors never to cede, sell,
mortgage or otherwise give for occupation, save to the British Govern
ment, the dominions of Masqat and 'Oman or any of their dependencies,*
Protection of British subjects in 'Oman, etc., 1888-94.
It was an unfortunate feature of the Sultan's early administration that Mlaneou^
representations regarding injuries to British subjects often excited lively
opposition upon his part; but the tendency did not immediately declare itself
in full strength. In July 1888, when some Hindu traders at Barkah were
assaulted by Bani Jabir tribesmen, His Highness caused justice to be done
and imprisoned some of the principal offenders. In 1888 he mamtamed
a claim to dispose for his own benefit of a vacant plot of land m the
Khoiah fort or quarter at Matrah ; but in 1889, on the Khojahs represent
ing that their ownership of everything within the walls had remained un
disputed for more than a century, the Sultan abandoned his contention
" out of respect and regard for the British Croveiiiment. At the end
of 1889 some Hindus were threatened and assaulted at Siir, but no lepaia
tion, at least in the firbt instance, could be obtained.
The first serious disagreement in a case of compensation resulted Kh & barah
from incendiarism in the Khaburah bazaar, by ^vbich British Indian
subjects were losers to the amount, as afterwaids assessed, of $12,73..
The conflagration, which broke out on the night of the 24th February
1891, was shown to have been due to a dispute between the Hawam
andSawalim sections of the Hawasinah, the foimei of whom ca |
from the latter a share in the shop rents of the bazaar, and it was clear tha
the fire had been kindled by certain individuals of the Hawamid , nevert e
less the Sultan pretended to believe that it was accidental, and he ,
until considerable pressure had been put on him, accede to ^ the ema
for compensation. He next endeavoured to collect one-thir o tie ■
from the Sawalim section, who were innocent ; but eventually^ on
representations of the British 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. , he desisted from this injustice.
The matter, in consequence of the Sultan's attitude, took more
years to settle ; and in 1892, while it was still pe nding, an attemp
• text of this i- RWen 4 io the P r e6 ent chapter.
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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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