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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎549] (692/1782)

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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certain assurances also were given by the French Government on this
occasion, which the British Government interpreted as meaning that
the general system of granting French flags to aliens would be abandoned,
but in this respect there was a misunderstanding. At this juncture
France, by her ratification in 1893 of the General Act of the Brussels
Slave Trade Conference of 1890, incurred a plain obligation to restrict
the grant of her flag to such native mariners as were either French
citizens or subjects of a State under French protection; but the
restriction was overlooked or intentionally disregarded, and the issue
of French flags and papers to Arabs under the jurisdiction of the Sultan
of 'Oman continued. By 1894, the year in which a French Vice-Consul
was appointed at Masqat, the number of French flag holders at Sur had
risen to 23, of whom 11 belonged to the Jannabah and 13 to the Bam
Bu 'Ali tribe ; of the authorisations some had been obtained at Obock,
some in Madagascar, and others in East Africa. The French flag and
certificate— the latter renewable annually and known as a u titre de navi
gation,"-were granted either on the security of immoveable property
owned in a French colony, or on the personal security of an approved Frenc
flag holder ; and, the latter being readily procurable, they were obtamei
without difficulty by'Omani boat owners or Nakhudas on their annual
trading voyages to the Red Sea or East Africa ; moreover, as the pnviltges
were attached to the vessels, of which the owners and crews were conmnu-
ally changing, it became impossible for the Sultan to know how many an
what persons might claim protection under a paiticulai certifi at
soon became evident that M. Ottavi intended to push to its utmost 1 mn s
the indefinite right of protection which the Fiench legistiation o
Omani vessels provided him with a pretext for exeicisin^.
1892 onwards abundant evidence was forthcoming o e a use
of the French flag by the importers of slaves at Sui an _
runners of slave cargoes to places in the Persian ^ e ^ ally in
Turkish 'Iraq; and in 1896 two Suri vessels under the nenc ^
the " Salamah " and the " Sa'ad," were captured by a Bntish vessel m the
act of carrying slaves. This last very flagrant case led to ^ C0 *
spondenee between the British and French Governments ; and it was now
ascertained that the French assurances of 1891 merely re eue 0 ^
tedly irregular grants of the flag as by the to
that there was no intention on the pait ^ i •+• +
discontinue the grants in what they eonsidered to he leg.tunate cases.
The « Salamah " and " Sa'ad/' - compliance with the claims of ^
Ottavij were handed over to him for ^ successful inter-
of the French Vice-Consul was further stui g

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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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