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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎570] (713/1782)

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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Majesty 's Government were also of opinion that 'Omani subjects
should be made aware that they would be severely punished for
infringements of the award, and that they were at liberty to renounce at
any time the right of using the French flag-. The French Government
would be approached with reference to these matters, and would also be
asked to keep the Sultan and the British Consul informed of transfer
ences of the flag from one vessel to another, and to supply both these
authorities annually with a list of the surviving flag-holders and remain
ing vessels.
Relations of the Sultan with Great Britain after 1899.
Visit of
Saiyid Tai-
mur to India,
1902-03.
anir;
After February 1899 the demeanour of the Sultan towards the
British representative at Masqat greatly improved, and in the following
month Saiyid Faisal paid his first friendly visit to Major Fagan at the
British Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; but for a time he continued to show suspicion
and seemed to hope that the late action of the Government of India
would be repudiated by Her Majesty's Government,—an idea in
which he was probably encouraged by M. Ottavi. In the summer
of 1899 Captain Cox was appointed Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Masqat, where,
duiing the next four years, his able and sympathetic guidance of the
Sultan was to produce the happiest results. In May 1900 the
Sultan, though he declined to dismiss Muhammad-bin-'Azzan from the
Wazirate, agreed to substitute for him, in dealings with the British
ex-minister Muhammad-bin-Sa^id, whose political sym
pathies were British.
The Sultan received a cordial invitation to attend the Coronation
Darbar at Delhi on the 1st of January 1903 as a guest of the Govern
ment of India, or to send a deputation to represent him, in case he were
unable to be present. Not venturing to absent himself from his
kingdom for so long a period as would have been necessary, Saiyid Faisal
sent his eldest son Taimur in his stead, attended by Saiyid Yusuf Zawawi,
one of His Highnesses friends and advisers, and by Ahmad-bin-Nasir,
overnorof Matrah. Major Cox accompanied the deputation as Politi-
ca Officer Saiyid Taimur was the bearer of valuable presents of
Masqat gold work for His Majesty King Edward, which he delivered
tothe Viceroy; and at Masqat the Sultan honoured the day of the
ar ar y ring a salute of 101 guns in honour of the King-Emperor
and by paying, m person, an official visit of congratulation to the British
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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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