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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎565] (708/1782)

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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showed; it was not regarded by the French as a bar to the renewal of papers
in favour of existing holders. In April Lord Lansdowne handed to M.
Cainbon a memorandum; answering the French complaints of the previous
year and recapitulating the chief points of the case; upon which, it was
observed, the two Governments appeared to be in accord ; and simulta
neously a request was made that a list of the native vessels and owners
considered to be entiled to the use of the French flag might be furnished
by the French to the Sultan and also to the British Consul at Masqat.
Matters were thus leisurely progressing towards a settlement, and the Suddeii crisis
objections of the British Government and of the Sultan had already 0 cafl 1 0 e > nC
resulted in a considerable, abatement of the pretensions of the French, 1S03.
when suddenly, in the spring of 1903, in consequence of two unforeseen
accidents, the question of the French flag suddenly assumed a somewhat
dangerous aspect. On the 26th of March the sailing vessel " Khadhra "
of Sur, flying French colours, attempted to leave that port in defiance
of the orders of 'Abdullah-bin-Salim, the chief of the Bani Bu 'Ali,
and was fired upon* and forcibly detained by the ChieFs men. Again, on
the 9th of April, quarantine was broken at Masqat by five natives of Sur
arriving in a British mail steamer from Bombay, three of whom, in con
sequence of their connection with boats using the French flag, weie
regarded by the French Vice-Consulate as under its protection, the
fugitives, who immediately made for Sur in a sailing boat, were
pursued by an official of the Sultan in a steam launch lent
for the purpose by H.M.S. "Perseus," and were recaptured. In the
first of these two cases—which occurred almost simultaneously with
the circulation in France of a rumour that Britain was about to annex
Masqat-the French Vice-Consul claimed an indemnity of $1;500 for
the detention of the vessel; and, in the second, the instant release of t e
alleged French proteges. The Sultan, while declaring his readiness to be
bound by a joint decision of the French and British Governments in
either case, would not in the meantime accede to the deman s o
M. Laronce, but proceeded instead to deal with the offendeis m e
quarantine case as ^Omani subjects, and sentenced them to three mont
imprisonment each. The British Government on receipt of this ne
decided to support the Sultan; on the ground that he was justifie ,
pending a settlement of the French flag question, in acting upon bl
own view of his rights; and H.M.S. "Naiad" was accord
ingly sent to join H.M.S. " Perseus 5 ' in Masqat harbour, w ere
both ships were present before the arrival on the 11th of i y
French war-ship « Infernet." The French Consul at Masqat, i njcon-^
* See also page 580 post.

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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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