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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎598] (741/1782)

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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British offer
of asBi stance
rejected by
the Sultan,
April 1896,
598
Turkish, Colonel Hayes Sadler, the British 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,
under instructions from the Government of India, proceeded to the
spot at the beginning of March 1896 in H.M.S. "Brisk" to inves
tigate. The Sultan of "'Oman had also authorised Colonel Hayes Sadler
to negotiate with the tribesmen on his behalf. The 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.
found the Sultan's flag flying over Hafah village, in which the garrison
were virtually prisoners, while a Turkish flag floated over Salalah; but
no proof was obtained of the presence of emissaries from Shaikh Fadhl,
though the rebels had undoubtedly applied for help both to him and to
the Chief of Shihr, and the Turkish flag appeared to be one of those of
which the introduction into the district had been reported ten years earlier.
Colonel Hayes Sadler had an interview with the leaders of the rebellion, of
whom the principal were Salim-bin-Hamad, Marhuni, and 'Ali-bin-
Kathairi; but their attitude was defiant, and they refused the reasonable
terms offered them by the Sultan, viz., forgiveness for the past, the
removal of Sulaiman-bin-Suwailim, the appointment of a more con
ciliatory governor, the restriction of taxation within the limits
sanctioned by custom, and prompt redress of grievances.
On Colonel Hayes Sadler's return to Masqat the question of assisting
the Sultan to recover Dhufar was discussed, and a proposal was sanctioned
by Her Majesty's Government that the action of the Sultan's forces on
land should be supported, if necessary, by British naval fire. The offer
was communicated to the Sultan at the beginning of April, accompanied
by a condition that he should abide by British advice regarding future
arrangements in Dhufar, and it was at first not unfavourably received;
but within a very few days His Highnesses attitude changed under the
French influences to which he was at this time subject; and, professing
himself unable to agree to a condition so vague as that of submission to
future British advice, he intimated that he could now neither conciliate
the Al Kathir nor replace Sulaiman by another Wali. He added that
he expected, in the absence of foreign complications, to be able to
reduce Dhufar unassisted.
In May 1896 a protest was lodged by the French Ambassador in
London against the recent action of the British Government in sending
the " Brisk " to Dhufar to support the Sultan's interests,—a proceeding
to which objection was taken as being unilateral and therefore inconsis
tent with the Declaration of 1862. In reply an assurance was given by
Her Majesty's Government that the incident complained of implied no
intention on the part of Britain to establish a protectorate over Oman)
or to depart from her engagement with France to respect the Sultan's
independence.
In January 1897 the Sultan, being at length convinced of his own
inability to recover Dhufar, solicited the assistance of a British man-of-
war and accepted the conditions upon which the British Government
were now willing to grant it : these were pardon, after full sub
mission, for the rebels ; the appointment of a Wali acceptable to the
local Shaikhs ; and the discontinuance of extra taxation. At the begin
ning of March 1897 the French war-vessel " Surprise" arrived at
Masqat, and her services against the rebels in Dbufar were offered to the
Sultan, but were declined.
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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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