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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎546] (689/1782)

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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546
Ministers.
Other publjo
servants.
Limits of
the Sultan's
authority.
Indebtedness
of the Sul
tan.
A change of ministers also took place as an indirect consequence of
the rebellion. In 1896 some treasonable letters which Muhammad-bin-"
Azzan, the Wazir, had written to Salih-bin-'Ali came into the hands of
the Sultan through Zanzibar ; and the minister, who on being confronted
with them was unable to deny his guilt, was imprisoned until he had paid
a line oi $20^000^ after which he was banished to East Africa. He was
succeeded in office by Muhammad-bin-Sa'id, who had formerly served
Saiyid Turk! in the same capacity.
The most useful of Faisal's local governors at this time were Rashid-
bm-'Ozaiz, whom he continued to employ at Hisn Samail, and Sulaiman-
bm-Suwailim, already more than once mentioned, a negroid of enter-
pnsing but rash temperament; Dhufar was the principal sphere of
Sulaiman's activity, but he rendered services at Nizwa and Hazam also,
which have been noticed above.
During the period now under consideration the direct authority of the
Sultan prevailed only over Masqat and Matrah, over Batinah to the east
o Masna'ah, and over the principal coast towns to the west of Masna'ahj
but his power was felt in a modified degree in Nakhl, Wadi Ma J awal, Wadi
Tau and ^ adi Samail, and in some places such as Sur upon the coast to
. ® sou th-east of Masqat, By the recovery of Nizwa the Sultanas
influence in 'Oman Proper, where he already held Izki, was considerably
increased.
The Sultan, as we shall presently see, was greatly embarrassed at this
time by want of money; and Ids debts were rapidly and steadily acoumn-
latinc.
Revival of French influence in 'Oman, 1891-98,
Compact be
tween France
and Russia.
French pro-
teat relating
to 'Oman,
1891.
some time before these events, France and Russia, as more fully
expaine m another place, had entered into a combination for the
purpose o immishing British influence 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. and of
promoting a joint policy of their own in that region. In 'Oman the task
oppng iitam devoid on F ra „ce ; and a contest of international
f^ 086 ' Sh0rtIy aftenvai A "POK a little known stage.
of a misconception^ot ■f, mba ! Sador ^ Lon don, in consequence presumably
succep l l I . p , 0 r ' n ' c ^mstances in which Saiyid Faisal had
Idei b™t " M Cr 0 the eXClaSi0n 0f hiS 'A- and of his
brothe. Muhammad, complained that the rale of succession to the

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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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