'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (693/1782)
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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ference^ in two instances, on the ground of the French registry of vessels.
In the second of these cases the Sultan, who had imprisoned one of his
subjects for refusing- to exhibit a French navigation certificate the
benefits of which he claimed, thought it necessary, on M. Ottavi pro
testing, to set the man at liberty. The full scope of the French preten
sions and of the scheme based upon them was thus rapidly becoming
manifest; but to the Sultan, when in May 1897 he addressed a protest
on the subject to the French Vice-Consul at Masqat, the only reply
vouchsafed was that the custom had existed for forty years, and that it
had been acquiesced in, until the present, by the rulers of ''Oman. In
1897 it was reported that no less than 38 'Omani vessels had obtained
a French status through the Consulate of France at Zanzibar.
Relations with Great Britain and decline of British influence
in Oman, 1895-98.
Causes of the It is time now to revert to the subject of British relations with
tLesStsn^ ' 0mau ^ aud in doing so we may premise that British policy in 'Oman,
though never more friendly or helpful to the Sultan than in the years
immediately following the rebellion of 1895, was increasingly unsuccess
ful ; that there was a growing estrangement on the part of the Sultan ;
and that the accumulated strain of the period ended in, and was relieved
by, a complete rupture. The causes of the alienation of the Sultan were,
Principally, the neutral behaviour of the British representatives in the
ciisis of 1895, the vexatious results in the shape of claims for compensa
tion—chiefly British—that followed, and the growth of French influence
The neUtrality 0f Colonel Wilson aud Colon el Hayes Sadler was in
modified after P ai t at least inevitable, for once the rebels had occupied the town of
of e i r 89 b 5. 1,i0n MaSqat by SUrprise man y British subjects and much British property
weit in then powei ; and in any case it would have been impossible to
eject them by naval force without doing much material damage to the
place. The attitude of the Resident and Agent was also strictly in
accordance with the policy of the British Government, who had abstained
from renewing to Saiyid Faisal the pledges of active assistance given to
his father Turki. The general outcome of the rebellion being however
unsatisfactory, as now appeared, discussions regarding a change of
policy were initiated; and the Government of India proposed that either
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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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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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