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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎673] (816/1782)

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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General Grant Keir's Interpreter, Captain Thompson, afterwards a
distinguiBhed Abolitionist,* prohibited the slave trade among the
pacificated Arabs; this article, which, strange to say, was accepted
without demur, was described as politically advantageous, inasmuch
as the reeistance to the British forces had been carried on largely by
means of slaves. The tenth article made the pacificated Arabs
free of British ports and conferred on them, in somewhat vague terms, a
guarantee of British protection against aggression by all and sundry.
The eleventh and last article provided for the adherence from time to
time of fresh signatories to the treaty.
The Government of Bombay, though they highly commended his
conduct of the military operations and appreciated the humane motives
that inspired his policy, were disappointed at the leniency of General
Grant Keir's settlement, and desired, if it were not too late, to introduce
Btme conditions of greater stringency. Tn their opinion the more guilty
of the Shaikhs should have been removed from their positions of
authority, other local chiefs being substituted for them or their possessions
traisferred to the Saiyid of Masqat, while those who had actually fallen
intothe hands of the force should have been detained in custody: the
release of Husain-bin-' Ali was particularly regretted. Flu , tieaty
ought to have interdicted the fitting out of armed vessels at ports hither
to piratical; to have limited the size of the vessels employed in commeice ,
to ha\e stipulated for powers of search and confiscation by the British
authorities in order to enforce these conditions ; to have piovided for a
restriction of the export of ship-timber from India ; and to ha\e foi bidden
the construction of fortifications in certain circumstances, at the same
time empowering the British Government to entei on and destroy any
that might be built in disregard of the prohibition. In the view of
Bombay Government the treaty, as it stood, affoidtd no 0 uara
againet the renewal of piracy, except one of an illusory character e\
ing on the institution of ships papers, and was so diafted that
of its conditions would not render the culprits liable to any P uu
ment that might not equally have been inflicted in the absen
trea ty. . , f
To these strictures Sir W. Grant Keir made a spmtec u
temperate reply. He explained that if, instead of accepting
tary submission of the hostile chiefs, he had attempts o en cncee
measures against them, it would have been necessaiy or '
contravention of his instructionB, to have pursued them in o ^ »
'See footnote in the history of the 'Oman Sultanate, page 463 ' ^ the infloence
t lathe objectionB referred to in this sentence 8611
of Mr. Warden. (See footnote, page 659.) 52
Dissatisfac
tion of the
Government
of Bcmhay
with the
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arranged.

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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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