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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎569] (712/1782)

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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the crews of such vessels or who belonged to the families of such
owners or masters, did not enjoy in consequence of that fact any
right of exterritoriality which could exempt them from the
sovereignty, especially from the jurisdiction, of His Highness
the Sultan of 'Oman.
The award, it will be seen, was substantially in favour of the British
claims on all important points, and it left little for subsequent determination
except the number of individual vessels entitled to fly the French flag
in accordance with the conditions laid down. It may be added here
that, though the Sultan had authorised the British Government to present
the case against France on his behalf as well as on their own, the French
objected to the association of his name with that of the British Govern
ment, and the point was accordingly waived; consequently the Sultan was
not a party to the case beyond the preliminary stages.
Major W. Grey, the British Consul at Masqat, and M. Laronee, the
French Yice-Consul,—the latter of whom had been in Europe during the un( j er the
proceedings at the Hague,-weie next instructed by their respective
Governments to co-operate for the purpose of bringing the award ot the
Tribunal into effect. It was easily settled between them that a procla
mation by the Sultan to his subjects would be the best means of making
the terms of the award known in 'Oman ; but, in regard to a list of persons
entitled to possess the French flag, which they had been ordered to draw
up in consultation with one another, they were unable to arrive at any
agreement. In the view of M. Laronce the continued use of the French
flag was permissible under the award in the case of 22 owners and 46
vessels; whereas, according to the information of Majoi Gie}, the
figures were only 14 and 18, respectively. Ultimately, on ^ e
of August 1906, His Majesty's Government decided, as an act of friend
ship, to accept the list of the French Vice-Consul without further
question and to concede the transference of the French flag 10m any
vessel lost, sold, destroyed or otherwise disposed of to another vesse
of the same owner, provided only that the number of vessels authorised
to fly the French flag should not be increased in the case o any ownei,
In the opinion of His Majesty's Government every 'Omam subject
under the French flag must on landing in 'Oman become liable to the
jurisdiction of the Sultan, and crimes committed at sea under ie icnc
flag should not therefore be tried by the French Yice-Consul a
Masqat; but no objection could be raised to the temporary an mg o
accused persons in such cases under the orders of the Frenc ice- on
for the purpose of despatch before French courts elsew ere.

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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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