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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎563] (706/1782)

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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locally by M. Ottavi. The greater number of the signatories eventually
failed it is true, to cany out the terms of the agreement ; but the incident
was not without importance, for it encouraged the Sultan to take a stronger
line than hitherto and it shook, in some degree, the confidence of the
French representative. By means of an edict dated the 15th of June,
which was communicated to the foreign representatives at Masqat upon
the same day but was not publicly promulgated until the 6th of August,
the Sultan informed his people that he did not recognise foreign flags or
papers in'Oman, and that he would not condone the acceptance of such by
'Omani subjects unless with his own express consent m writing. It
was not clear whether the last clause of this edict referred to tne future
only, or was meant to have retrospective effect.
On the 26th of June the French Government, who were by this time
apprised of the Sultan's excursion to Sur and its results, intimated through
their Ambassador in London that no more French papers of protection
would be issued, and that existing papers would be carefully examined
with a view to the cancellation of any which might have been
unjustifiably granted. The French store ship " Drome ^ arrived at Masqat
in August, nominally to cany out this duty and to enquire into the
prevalence of the slave trade under the French flag; but the inquiries
made there and at Sur by her commander seem to have been cursory.
An attempt was made instead to intimidate the Sultan into giving up
the French navigation certificates which some of his subjects
surrendered to him, and to persuade him to le-employ Abdul Az~ ^
his dealings with the French Vice -Consulate ; but on both points Saiyicl
Faisal was firm. At the end of the year the French flagship " Catinat
also visited Masqat and Sur, and a second attempt to influence
Sultan was made, with equal want of success.
In April 1901 it was suggested by Captain Cox that, ^ e
purpose of narrowing the limits of the foreign jurisdiction cie y
use of the French flag, the Sultan might be advised to issue an edic ,
in continuation of that of the 15th June 1900, to the^ effect a
aspecified date none of his subjects would be peimitted, w
written authority, to fly a foreign flag in the tenitories or err
waters of ^Oman. His Majesty's Government, to whom t is ^ '
tion was referred, having expressed a doubt whethei , i
which it involved was sustainable, the Government o n ^
that at least an assurance to the Sultan might be authorise, coaso
with the advice given him in 1891, to the effect that the aBsertion by
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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:

Extent and format
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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