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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎555] (698/1782)

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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and in the case of 'Omani tobacco it amounted to 20 per cent. On one
occasion, in 1898, an additional punitive export tax of 5 per cent, was
suddenly imposed on the date produce of the Rustaq and Ma'awa] valleys,
after the whole of it had been bought up by British Indian merchants;
a remission however was in this case, but not without difficulty, obtained.
It was also reported that at various places in 'Oman export and import
duties were recovered in an unequal manner to the detriment of Liitish
subjects, the Arab merchant of a neighbouring port, and sometimes even
of the same port, paying at a reduced rate or even nothing at all, while
the British Indian trader was invariably charged the full 5 per cent. At
Gwadar too, in 1897, it was necessary to reouest the Sultan to abate the
exorbitant dues which he had begun to levy on fish-yards owned there by
British subjects; and the point, though with reluctance, was conceded.
Rupture with Great Britain, 1899.
Events bad for some time been leading toward, a disagreement
between tbe Sultan of 'Oman and tbe Britisb power. TV deeper causes the Su i Mn
n .r • W p nWulv been discussed ; but thert were other towards
to by * ^
between tne suixan oi wmau — j. *
and their manifestations have already been diseussed; but there were other
symptoms also, significant though more superficial, ef growmg ant.pathy
on the Sultan's part. Already, at tbe end of 1893, he had omnted to
salute, as required by old custom, 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. , Colonel
Hayes Sadler, at his departure for Bushehr to assume charge of the
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. -an intentional mark of disrespect which had necessitated a
reference" to the Government of India. For a number of years it had been
the practice for the Sultan's batteries to fire a salute on Proclamation Day
in honour of the Queen-Empress of India; but onthels of Januaiy KM,
the Resident {Colonel Meade) and the 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. » J
being then both at Masqat, the accustomed salute was fired
hoisting of tbe British flag, and Saiyid Faisal explained the innovation by
saying that the ceremony was now to be g ^ 1Fe ° alone .
Christian nations and not as » un{r iendliness of discon-
The Resident, however, by laying stiess on tne u
tinning along -establisbed couitesy, sueceededin » b « £ - m ^Sultan
a written apology and promise of future observance o e ,
:. n M ^ -Uvi+isli flao- was flown all day and ine
3rd of January, accordingly, the British lla 0
«ueen.Empre.s's annual salute was fl^ed m^t e u^^ at
endof January 1S98 a gunner of H.M.&. ^ossa
towards
Britain,
1893-98.

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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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