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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎557] (700/1782)

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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Bandar Jissah. It received corroboration from a report, apparently reliable
that the French Vice-Consul at Masqat had received special promotion to
Consul for valuable services, and it was resolved to sift the matter
to the bottom; for the conduct of the Sultan, if he had granted any con
cession such as ihat suspected, was clearly a violation of his Agreement of
1891 with the British Government regarding the non-alienation of terri
tory. In January 1899 the occupation of Bandar Jissah by the French was
considered so probable that an officer and boat's crew of H.M.S. f£ Sphinx "
were stationed there, and remained for some time, to hoist the British
flag in case of the appearance of a French man-of-war; and a remon
strance founded on the agreement of 1891 was addressed to the Sultan
by Major Fagan, the British Agent at Masqat. In reply to Major
Fagan's protest the Sultan admitted the grant of a concession, which,
however, he described in vague terms and professed himself unable to
cancel. A Eussian agent Was stated to be present in Masqat at this time
and to be in communication both with the Sultan and with the liench
Vice-Consul.
Various other questions, relating for the most part to the treaty
rights of British subjects and to compensation claimable by them, were
pending at this time, as w r e have seen, between Saiyid "Faisal and the
Government of India ; and on the 24th of January 1899, Lord Curzon,
who had very recently assumed the Viceroyalty of India, proposed to
instruct Colonel Meade, the 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. 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. , to deal
with these unsettled cases, and to inform the Sultan that the subsidy
paid him would be withheld until they were disposed of. In view of the
Sultan's recent intrigues and evident hostility Loid Cuizon a.so con
sidered that a serious warning was required, and he consulted Hti
Majesty's Government as to the terms in which it should oe admmisteie .
On the 25th of January the Secretary of State for India authoiised the
Viceroy to remind the Sultan of past favours confened on him ^y
British Government, as well as of the conditions of fiiendship an
observance of treaty engagements on which the continuance 0 ^
"Zanzibar" subsidy depended, and to admonish him that, in event o
conduct continuing to be unfriendly, the support of the iiis T0
ment would be withdrawn and might even take another direction.
Further, to compel a settlement of the outstanding questions, t e k i y
of State was prepared to approve of any measuies, not m o
with the Anglo-French Declaration of 1863 and not requiiin 0 ie
currence, which Lord Curzon might consider likely to be efficaciou
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British demands was prepared by the Govemmen o n ia
munication to the Sultan, and the Resident was oideie o l
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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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