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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎719] (862/1782)

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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Perpetual Treaty of Peace, 4th May 1853.
When the period of the Ten Years' Maritime Truce began to near its
end ; Captain A. B. Kemball, then Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gnlf,
consulted the Shaikhs who were parties to the same regarding the con
clusion in its place of a permanent peace at sea. The replies received
were not unfavourable, and the project was strongly supported by the
Government of Bombay; accordingly, at the beginning of Mav ] 858,
Captain Kemball, under the sanction of the Government of India, pro
ceeded in the *' Clive " to the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , where the negotiations were
quickly and successfully completed. Experience had now convinced the
Shaikhs of the benefit to all from unbroken peace at sea, and not even that
■pro forma opposition was encountered which had been anticipated on the
part of the more powerful Shaikhs of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, the Shaikh
of Sharjah being satisfied by an assurance that the signature of the new
treaty would not debar him, in an extreme case, from defending his mari
time possessions in the Gulf of 'Oman by naval means against the ruler
of Masqat. The terms of the Perpetual Treaty of Peace, as it was styled,
were similar to those of the Ten Y ears' Truce, but included, as an addi
tional stipulation, that the " perfect maritime truce " now established
" for evermore " should be watched over and enforced by the British
Government. The treaty, which took effect from the 4th of May, was
signed by the Shaikhs on various dates between the 4th and the 9th of
that month.
The continuance of a system of presents, which the Kesident was
accustomed to bestow at his periodical visits in recognition of good con
duct on the part of the individual Shaikhs, was expressly sanctioned by
the Government of India.
PERIOD FROM THE PERPETUAL TREATY OE PEACE TO
THE EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT, 185:3-92.
British Relations with Trucial 'Oman 1853-92.
The term "maritime irregularity' 5 , which after 1853 generally
figures in official correspondence in place of the word " piracy", is
significant of the great and peaceful revolution which, by the firmness
and moderation of the British political officers, had been gradually
brought about 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.
Mariti me ir
regularities.

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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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