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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎553] (696/1782)

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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as he might, or even that further loans should be made to him on the
security of the customs instead of the subsidy. With reference to these
last proposals it was ruled by Her Majesty's Government that assump
tion by the Government of India of direct control over the Masqat
customs would be inconsistent with the Declaration of 1862, but that
the appointment by the Sultan of a British Superintendent of Customs
would be admissible, and that a loan to the Sultan might with propriety
be made on the security of the customs. About the same time however,
at the beginning of 1898, it leaked out that nearly half of the last loan
had been misapplied by the Sultan and that his debts now amounted^
more than $190,500 ; he had also sent in no projects for reduction^of
current expenditure; and he had politely, but distinctly, refused to make
any change in the management of his customs.
Protection of British subjects in 'Oman, 1895-98.
Meanwhile It had been necessary to insist on the satisfaction by the
Government of 'Oman of the claims of British subjects for losses
sustained in the rebellion of 1895. Those claims had been scrutinised y of
a committee appointed by the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , and the compen
sation justly due had in the end been assessed at I". 895 ' ^ 16
ment of India, though they approved of the action of their o i ica „
in refusing to hand over to the Sultana party of 25 Hirth arriving a
Masqat from Zanzibar in a British steamer immediately after the re e ion,
were willing to assist the Sultan in any reasonable manner, an agiee
that the indemnity might be exacted from the offending tn es 111 es
of a tax levied on their export trade ; that the Sultan, while he was to
understand that his own responsibility was m no way essene '
might be authorised to notify that the demand was made at e ^
of the British Government ; and that the tax should be xe a
rate as to produce the amount required in three years at most. The cla
of British subjects, and with them those of an Ameucan ( •
Mr. Zwemer) and of an Algerian, were to be satisfied firs ; a ^
after the special tax might be maintained until 'Omam su ® ^
rebellion had also been compensated for their losses, a ei
should be abolished. The Sultan concurred should
menta; but he clung obstinately to the view a , ^ nprsisted
have no precedence over 'Omani subjects, and for some time he persiste

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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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