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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎566] (709/1782)

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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junction with the commander of the " Infernet /' made strenuous efforts
to obtain the release of the prisoners in whom he was interested; but
the Sultan, assured of British support, remained inflexible.
At this point, in consequence of a vehement demand by the French
Ambassador in London for the release of the imprisoned Suris who were
claimed as French subjects, discussion became direct between the French
and British Governments and local negotiations at Masqat were sus
pended. On both sides the national honour was now seriously en^ao-ed
and deadlock was at one time feared; but ultimately a proposal that
the whole matter should be referred to the arbitration of the Ha^ue
Tribunal was made by Lord Lansdowne after consulting the Cabinet,
and, being accepted by the French, provided a convenient solution of
the difficulty. Incidentally it was arranged between the two Powers
that the prisoners in dispute should be liberated by the Sultan without
being handed over to the French local representative, and that the
" Infernet" should be removed. Accordingly the prisoners were
released on the 29th of May, and the " Naiad" and " Perseus"
left Masqat the next day, H.M.S. " Pomone " remaining until the
departure of the " Infernet " on the 3rd of June. The immediate result
of the^ liberation of the prisoners was necessarily prejudicial to the
Sultan's prestige, and for some time afterwards he continued to be
insulted by boats from Sur, which, after hoisting the tricolor, ran across
the bows of his new steamer the Nur-al-Bahr."
In Europe the proceedings continued in a manner somewhat more rapid
and decisive than hitherto. In March 1904, in the course of a general
arrangement of political difficulties then taking place between Britain
and France, a move was made by the French Government for the with
drawal of the J 0 man flag question from the Hague Tribunal and for its
immediate settlement on a basis highly favourable to themselves; but the
British Government did not consent, and the original arrangement was
maintained. On the 13th of October 1904 a Compromise or Agreement
or the reference of the dispute to the arbitration of the Hague Tribunal
was signe m London by Lord Lansdowne, British Minister for Foreign
Affairs and M. Paul Cambon, the French Ambassador: by this docu-
r th : P r iniSSUe Were defined aild tlie P roce ^ m ' e to be followed
of the^e' f^ eq \ entl ^ J0Ilkheer A -F. de Savornin Lohman, member
mint^ fl t r •' ^ general 0f hdland "y
was appointed arbitrator on
Supreme C T /n f"- MelVille W ^ Chief J -tice of the
OU1 0 e United States, on behalf of Great Britain, while

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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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