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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎612] (755/1782)

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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taken were not large, was subsequently obtained through the Persian
Government.
The mediation of the Viceroy of India in the dispute regardino
Government^ ^hahbar between J Oman and Persia was offered, but was not accepted^;
in the Persian an d in the end no action was taken by the British Government to
occupation of obtain the rendition of Chahbar to the Sultan,—a matter in which
Chabbar. according to the view of the authorities of that day, Great Britain
was not interested. It only remains to add that in 1874 the Sultan
of 5 Oman, who apparently thought that Chahbar had been assigned
to Persia in the adjustment of the Perso-Kalat boundary, appealed to
the Secretary of State for India and to the Viceroy for rectification of
the supposed error. In reply he was informed that the proceedings
of the Boundary Commission had no reference to Chahbar, but that
the British Government were nevertheless unable to interfere; and
at the same time he was dissuaded from provoking a collision with Persia.
Events at Gwadar from 1873 to 1888.
After the loss of Chahbar the interests of the ^Oman Government in
Main an w T ere limited to the town of Gwadar and a few square miles of
territory adjoining.
Gwadar by - J^ r 1873 was marked by two attempts on the part of relations
'Abdul 'Aziz, 0 Saiyid I urki to deprive him of possession of Gw r adar; the rebels
Jnly-Angurt were Saiyid 'A bdul 'Aziz and Saiyid Salim, the ex-Sultan of 'Oman, both
0 . whom left Bombay for Makran in native sailing vessels about the end
o i ay. The movements of Salim were delayed by his arrest on a
warrant at Karachi, upon a charge of cheating; but 'Abdul 'Aziz towards
the end of June landed at Pasni, and on the 1 8th of July he appeared at
b wadar, where he established himself near the British Telegraph Station
wit e object of cutting the town off from its water supply. His follow-
mg consisted of about 600 men, half of them Rinds and other subjects of
a a , and Khuda >,abi Bakhsh, a local chief of some influence, was
among t mse who had attached themselves to his cause. The Sultan of
man, w icn this trouble first arose, was engaged in an attempt to reduce
o ai , ut le sent a small detachment of 20 men to Gwadar to reinforce
e ongma gamson of 40 men. A much larger draft, sent later, unaccoun-
f. ^ VL Uin f i -^ as( l a ^ > hut the defence of Gwadar was greatly
s reng cned by the adhesion to the Sultan's cause of some local
a ma is, ie rear of a blood-feud with whom had a restraining effect
1 o lowers of 'Abdul 'Aziz. Matters remained in suspense until
f i When a deter mined attempt was made by 'Abdul 'Aziz
0 < v' ?' f a . n ^ ^ 01 ' a ^ me ^ seemed as if the Sultan's Wali must
cap 1 u a e to supenor numbers; but the event did not justify these
ppie ensions. Matters however appeared so serious that the entire
commum y o British subjects and persons under British protection now
• i 0 \ n> .^. rs ^ affixing to their premises notices of nationality
pie y Captain Mockler, the British Assistant 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. , and

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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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