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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎558] (701/1782)

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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Britigh
ultimatam
presented to
the SnltSn,
9th Febru
ary 1899.
Proceedings
from the
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14th of
Febrnarv,
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Masqat, where he arrived in the first week of FeWry, Lord Cmzcm
had meanwhile directed, npon his own responsibility, that a demand for
the cancellation of the concession to the French should he added to the
memorandum before presentation—a step which the Sultan's avowal
of a grant to the French, the incompatibility of such a grant with the
British Agreement of 1891, and the undesirability of ignoring the
principal ground of offence combined to render necessary. On the rth
of February Colonel Mead, reported the inclusion of the additional
demand m the memorandum, which already .e^mred that 'Abdnl 'Aziz
Ruwahi, should be permanently dismissed from the Sultan's employment J
that interest at the rate of 5 per cent, should be paid on the balance still
due, of the indemnity of 1895; that nowhere should a tax be levied on
British, which was not equally levied on 'Omani subjects ; and, flnall y
that all import duties, and also the tax on dates brought from the interior
or exportation, should be reduced to 5 per cent, in accordance with
treaty.
On the afternoon of the 9th February an Arabic translation of the
memorandum, after being read to him, was handed to the Sultan
by way of ultimatum. The Sultan was willing to give way at once in
regard to the dismissal of 'Abdul 'Aziz, the payment of interest on the
m enmity, and equality of taxation as between British and 'Omani
subjects; but he wished time for discussion of the other points
Discussion, however, was refused; and 48 hours were allowed for a
wa/contrary t^t^Declarario^o^^e^and^h 0 ^'^ 6 ^ ff"* ^ "
recalled* 0 On ti e'Tuh'tf^s ^ ^ ' T0 ' Unta ^y ™uld n^'te
that the wranf f the Sultan wrote to the Eritish Resident, urging
hat he grant of a coahug station was not a cession of territorv and wa«
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letter of the J ^ treated and M - Ottavi's
Sultan, returning theTetteTof u!" f'" 6 : ! 2th . ColoneI Meade re P lied to the
right of the latter to intervene inl Ttf Ce " Col,Sul and den y in ? the
of 1891, and reminded the Sultan fl t COn,leeted mth the Agreement
expired. The next day, t he 13th of F b ^ ^ ^ ^
notice to the Resident of the revocation o! 1,"'" V r SUlt5n ^
the French, and requested Britifih + hls of a coaling-place to
should prove that he had inonnL'tbl'dk^ft f ' reneh ^ "
urrecl tb displeasure of the latter. On the

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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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