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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎564] (707/1782)

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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564
1902
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of His Highnesses subjects in Masqat (territory and territorial waters
would be regarded as incompatible with the Sultanas independence, and
that the British Government would support him in resisting- any such
claim. In consequence, however, of a communication received from
the French Ambassador in August 1901, a decision on this point was
deferred. The memorandum now presented by M. Cambon stated
that the promise of the Suri boat-owners to give up their French flao-s
had been obtained by force, with the help of the British authorities, - a
view which MM. Ottavi and Goguyer had sedulously inculcated • that
strict investigations had been held by the French for the purpose of
revising the list of French flag-holders; and that the accusations
of slave-trading against vessels flying the French flag were unfounded,
The paper also contained various minor allegations of undue British
interference in the affairs of 'Oman.
W hile materials for a complete reply to this memorandum were being
collected at Masqat, a peremptory claim on behalf of the French Govern
ment to entire jurisdiction over French flag-holders was suddenly
advanced in writing by M. Laronce, who had succeeded M. Ottavi as
Vice-Consul of France at Masqat. This occurred on the 23rd of January
1902 during a visit of the French flagship. Captain Cox, at his own
suggestion, was authorised to protest on the strength of the Declaration
of 1S62 against the assumption by France of jurisdiction over 'Omani
subjects; and his protest, made on the 11th of February, was success-
ful beyond expectation. At the beginning of March M. Laronce
informed him that France had no intention of bringing 'Omani
subjects under French jurisdiction, and that she claimed nothing more than
rights of surveillance and police over vessels bearing the French flag.
The Sultan also was assured on the 4th of March, by the French
Vice-Consul and the Commander of the R. F. "Catinat," that the
rench flag-holders of Sur, for which port the " Catinat" was bound
would be informed of the Sultan's sovereignty on land.
1902a fiesh communication was received from the French
mbassador m^oiadon by the British Minister for Foreign Affairs;
^stat^ that the freedom of the 8^ boats under French colours from
unon fV 7 T 6 tiade had ' aS the reSUlt 0f a careful watch P laced
^ that the ^iny of claims to use the
vlle ' T ^ ^ the " authorities. The
used w^^ 11 in ^ 1900 ^ tllat n0 m0re F ^ ch P a pers would be
used, was repeated upon this occasion ; but as subsequent events
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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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