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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎572] (715/1782)

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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Further
loans tf) the
Sultan, 1902,
1903 and
19"4.
572
feited his claim to these^ The punitive tax for the discharge of ti
indemnity ^ still in force ; but its proceeds, under a system of direcl
collection, were diminishing. The matter of the subsidy remained und
discussion until the following year, when the Government of India
eventually decided to permit the liquidation of all their cU™
rom the accumulated arrears of the subsidy. ]„ October 1900 tlii,
'tZTlr ■ and 4 Sma,1 balaaee - paid over
The freedom of Saiyid Sir Faisal from indebtedness to the Government
i s i ZT^rr-1 lons duration - in 1902 ie ^
!.. l.ol. 56 for the purchase of a steam vessel required for his adminis
tration, and it was settled that the amount should be repaid out ,77
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In 190d, n connection with dangers threatening his governmect
Rustaq, the Sultan obtained a cash advance of Ks 20 mm T
by deductions of Rs. 1,000 a month f.om the subsidy; a'nd Vmf a
further amount of Ks. 30,000 was lent l„'„, ■ •,
repayment, for the wedding expenses of his son Sa.yM Tat u >. ^
last of these occasions he gave an understanding " ' ^
. , ^meibLanaino' not +0 „
rom the British Government until hi s existing liabiM TadT
discharged. In August 1905 the debts of the Sultan to the r
ment of India still amounted to about R s ] 00 OOf) ,1 . , VerD '
private creditors ,n bis own dominils b, : ^ t0
September 1905 the Sultan applied for a fresh loan 'of ^On ^
order to enable some members nf IWc -i „ j OOO, m
creditors the sum that he required and ' > 0 tained from private
wards reminded, a technical breach of his S °/ >0 ™ mittod ' as he w as after-
from the British Government. The decLof ,!f"t'l'''Jj' b0rr0W CICept
in the French flag case had by this tin,. , f aS '" ,e Tr ' bUnal
firmer line with the Sultan in matters of'fi^ce The'ft ^ ^ '
of India were no longer inclined to grant him nottv I
purposes; but they were of opinion that a su ^L M
permissible, in consideration of a snh.hU ^ tailtlal Ioan might be
for a fresh advance to the Sultan were about T'/™ ^ Ke ^ otiations
conditions—that the Sultan should bo - 0 comrae ^ced on two
from the Government of India for 3 traiUed Cust oins official
and that any loan granted should be nar/ 1 ? anaq " ement of custoaw
reform of his finances—when in TW i in ^ cnera ^ sc heai0 for the
Majesty's Government. a2n T,' 0D ^ ^
arising out of the award of the „ 61Si>e " ied unt,1 the proceedings
the Hague Tribunal should have been

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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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