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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎552] (695/1782)

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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552
for the favourable result : the ungracious behaviour of the Sultan in the
matter of the Dhufar expedition was believed to be due to the influence
of the ^ French Vice-Consul over his mind. Notwithstanding these
difficulties, however, it was still found possible, at the beginning of 1898
to conclude with the Sultan a useful agreement in restraint of the
arms traffic, the nature of which is described in the Appendix on that
subject.
WbeSuZ, The filial support of the British Government was never more
1895 and necessaiy to Saiyid laisal than in the years following the revolt of 1895
1897. and it was not withheld. The « Zanzibar " subsidy continued to be paid M
U f nnn the S,lIt4n mado w, ' itte " application for a loan
of §3(1,000 and virtually intimated that, if it were not granted, he would
have to look for assistance elsewhere, the Government of India sanctioned
the advance to him of a sum of §60,000, to bear interest at 4* per cent, and
to be recovered by monthly deductions of §2,000 from the " Zanzibar "
subsidy ; on bis part the Sultan undertook in writing that the money
s ould be applied to meeting his actual difficulties, and that he would not
oiiow rom any other foreign power so long as the loan remained
unrepaid. In 1896 and 1897 Saiyid Faisal made further requests for
pecuniary ai d, cbefly for the purpose of establishing his authority in the
interior; but, as he would not at first give a satisfactory statement of his
manciaJ position and prospects, there was some delay in meeting his
wises. Eventually the Sultan was brought to admit that his expendi-
liabil V S '"i "T 0f tlis inc0me by aboUt 5700 P er and that his
nnn 8 , aIready amounted ?130,000, of which §100,000 (inclusive of
WOO beanng mtorest at the rato of 24 per cent.) was due to Banyan,
id Arabs on account of loans contracted by him locally at thetime of the
debt suV tV , , ttat he reC1Uil ' ed RS ' 60 ' 00010 o£t the th e
Sob ! 1 . f v ^ ES - 40 ' 000 t0 erfin ^ h the
would bed I t la • 0n the Sultto giri,lg an assul ' an ce that the money
hat he w m , r Ug ^ the ^ tis liability and
-If r BO Ont ^ t0makelliSiaCOme and "P- drt - balance, a
sum oi: its. 60,000 was in J utip 1807 „ i j . 1 •
as the first loan, repayment of tM ^ ™ nCed to 1111,1 on the same terIns
upon discharo-A f f i S su PP^ eine ntary amount to commence
suL ir **: e f :~ 14 to : ai8 ° ^ ^ ^ ^
on a sound basis he should be 0 t T ntl0n to P lace 1118 finanoe3
enable him to pay off his^ a tLird l0an ^ RS - 40 ' 000 t0
Government of India that an ffi i" 13 ; a '' ^ su SSested by the
of reformine- his f j -- 0 061 8 lje for the purpose
1 timing ins customs, from wWK u* a a , , .
he did not derive as much benefit

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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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