'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (694/1782)
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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(1) Masqat and Matrah should be annexed and the Sultan pensioned, or
(-2) that a Britisli protectorate over 'Oman should be declared, or (3) that
it should be intimated to the leading Shaikhs of 'Oman that, whatever
differences they might have with their Sultan, the British Government
would not, in view of the importance, of British interests at those places,
permit attacks upon Masqat and Matrah.
The Government of India themselves favoured the proposal for a pro- ^fety^
tectorate; but, realising that it might not be prudent to open negotia- Matrah g aa .
tions with France for the withdrawal o£ the Deelaratkm of 1862, they ranterfby
recommended the third course, which was m fact a slight modification ot Government,
the policy observed during the preceding reign. The Secretary of State
for India having signified his support, in case the assent of France to a
British protectorate over 'Oman should be unobtainable, of this proposal,
it was adopted by Her Majesty's Government, and the Resident m t e
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. was authorised to communicate the decision to the Sultan or
notification to the Shaikhs of 'Oman; at the same time the Sultan was to
be made to understand that he was not absolved from taking propel an
necessary measures for his own defence. The Sultan, who had more than
once hinted that he considered the British Government to have failed
in their duty to him, received the announcement with a coldness w ic
had not been expected, and even affected to treat it as a mere matter ot
course. He also demurred, on the ground of expense, to o ing a
Darhar for the purpose of making the orders of Governmen ^neia y
known j and in lieu thereof a written notification, a . £te1 ' J tS "'fj
heen approved by the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , was circulated J
the leading men of the country at the end of 1895. uruv, "t
In 1896 two 6i-inch mortars with ammunition were piesentod to t e 18 'J 6 .
Sultan by the Government of India as an addition to £
defence; and in the same year an offer of naval a»bis ance ^
him, as will be seen in the history of Dhufar, for the P"? 0
ing that province, which had revolted; but it was at tirs gjitish pro-
The hostility of Saiyid Faisal ^
that, in June 1896, the Viceroy of India, Loid Wgin, s g D ^ ^ ^
gram that advantage might lie taken of ^otectorate over rflST
the assent of the French Government o a .. .. 1896.
'Oman ; the reply, however, was that the Foreign^
predated the importance of trying to seem e a pi , Iu 1897
the measure could not be successfully accomplished at the tun . ^ ^ ^
the Sultan requested British aid for the gratitude
evident that he did so with reluctance, c
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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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