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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎573] (716/1782)

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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satisfactorily concluded. At the end of September 1906 the debt of the
Sultan to the Government of India had been reduced to Ks. 4o,-91.
The control of the Sultan's customs through a British official tor
the purpose of rendering the management more efficient haJ been is-
IS - - have seen before, so early as 18 97, After 1899 i beoam
deBnitely an article in the policy of the Indian Government. In 1904 a
scheme was proposed under which the object might be attained with the
assistance of the Im^rial Bank of Persia, who would be asked to
open a branch at Masqat ; but before it had been commun ^ted to the
Sultan it was laid aside in favour of another, of which ^ of
were that the Sultan should appoint a nominee of
India to be head of his customs, that differences the S "
and this official should be settled by the arbitration of ^Jolrt^
Agent and that on these conditions the Go\einmen o
^lee to the SulUn a minimum monthly customs revenue^
8*0 000 The Secretarv of State for India, however, to whom the*
SesLwere su ^ed m ^
rrr^a, r ^ rir
award In the French flag case soon a
mentof the matter. The reluctance of the Sulta ^ ^
chanfe in the management of his cus oms appe
cnau 0 e m u 0 incapacitate him to draw-
more than one cause ; e eai ^ ^ tbe f arm er or superin-
in advance, as he was accus ome ' ^ the aboUtlon of various
tendent of customs ; he expected it to ma i n tain ;
personal and tribal ^ ^e^d by French reports, echoed
and, after 1900 at least, e w w hole govern-
in the Arabic press, that the customs an w^ hem ^w^
ment of Masqat were about to come under Bri^h do ^ ^
In April 1899 bubonic plague a PP es f ^ 0 £ those ports arose,
the question of the sanitary supervi obstructive ;
The attitude of ^
but, as the influence of longer sought
tr-s <»»""
to dispense with British assis ance^ ^ ^ been
October 1900, the approval ° £ r(reon o{ tte British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at
previously obtained, he place 6an;t administration and staff and
Masqat in charge of his w 10 t,vsioian to himself and to his
at the same time appointed ^ " ^ ^antine regulations was
family. The observance of the
British con
trol of the
Sultan's «us-
toms sought
but not ob*
tained.
British Sani-
tarv control
of the port
of Masqat
established,
1900.

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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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