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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎559] (702/1782)

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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Uth of February H.M.S. " Eclipsefrom Bombay carrying Admiral
Douglas, the Naval Commander-in-Chief, in India arrived at Masqat,
where H.M.S. " Redbreast" had preceded her.
Before the actual presentation of the ultimatum Colonel Meade had
suggested that, as the Sultan appeared to rely upon French support, the
use of compulsion should be authorised even to the extent of employing
naval force if necessary ; and this request, subject to the condition that
collision with the French should be avoided, had been recommended by
the Viceroy to Her Majesty's Government on the ground that, at the
stage which matters had reached, defiance by the Sultan of the British
power could not be permitted. Hex Majesty's Government, while they
considered that the demand for cancellation of the French concession
somewhat exceeded the limits of their previous instinotions, agieed that,
if it had already been presented, compulsion as proposed by Lord Curzon
might be employed to enforce compliance with it as well as with the
demands originally authorised.
The authority to use force, if required, did not reach Masqat, until late
on the 15th of February, on which day Colonel Meade, consideiing the
measure to be necessary, had of his own motion required the Sultan to
announce the cancellation of the French concession in public Darbar as
well as by public notices ; to inform the French \ ice-Consul in wiiting
of the fact, sending a transcript of the letter to the British Resident •
to supply the British Agent with a copy of the grant to the French ;
and to signify his compliance with the other demands contained in
the ultimatum. The proceedings at Masqat weie lepoited, as they took
place, to the Secretary of State, who authorised a guarantee of support
being given to the Sultau in case he followed the ad\ice of the Biitis
Government ; but publicity in regard to the cancellation of the
concession was strongly deprecated. Colonel Meade was imm ia e y
instructed by the Government of India not to require a public announce,
ment; the orders, however, did not reach him until after the eman a
been made and complied with.
On the 16th of February, no answer to the Resident's last letter
having as yet been received from the Sultan, Admiial Douglas assume
charge of the negotiations and summoned Sai} id Faisal to meet^ him o^
board his ship at 2 p.m . Meanwhile the u Eclipse was waiped into poi
tionfor opening fire on the palace and forts ; all shipping was cleaie ou
of the line of fire ; and arrangements were made for warning the inhabit-
ants of the town and the foreign consular representatives A e er
was now received from the Sultan, showing that lie ha pu ic y 11J
the cancellation of the French grant and had informed the Frenc ice-
Consul of the same j it contained, as requested, a transciipt o
Compulsion
of the Sultan
by naval
force author
ised.
Proceedings
on the 15th
of February.
.
Submission
of the Sultan
to the British
demands,
16th Feb-
rutry.

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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)
Arrangement

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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