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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1801] (318/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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1801
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Company 's servants, so far as yet known to them, especially their
tolerance of Karim Khan's behaviour in the matter of trade ; they cen
sured the Agent and Council at Basrah for not having 1 already with
drawn the Bushehr Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,—a step which might have brought the
Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. to his senses and would at least have rendered the East India
Company independent of his favour in the Ka^ab and all other affairs ;
and they criticised and condemned the idea of attacking Mir Mahanna,
unless first attacked by him, and of forming a settlement on Eharag,
either with or without his consent.
The negotations with Karim Kban through Mr. Skipp, who was
still at Sliiraz, continued for two or three months after the failure of
the attack on Kharag ; but there was now no longer any chance of
their success, for, not only did Mr. Moore adhere to the "unaccountable
antipathy " which he had conceived for Karim Khan and even express
his preference for an alliance with Mir Mahanna, but he also took a
^strange personal pique and disgust to Mr. Skipp ,5 which put an
end to harmonious and effective working. On the 6th of September
the Agent and Council at Basrah " came to the resolution of having
nothing further to do with the Caun, his perfidious and injurious treat
ment of us (being) the cause of it, " and sent orders to Mr. Skipp to
annul all engagements and retire from Shiraz; and this decision,
notwithstanding the subsequent receipt of proposals transmitted by the
Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. before the end of August and the actual despatch by him of a
force to Ganaveh opposite Kharag, which they treated as a mere blind,
they absolutely refused to reconsider. Mr. Skipp, on his arrival at Basrah
in October 1768, was suspended by his enemies there on a charge of
breach of trust and breach of orders in commercial matters, as explained
in another place, and found himself obliged to proceed to Bombay for
the purpose of vindicating his character.
The failure of their representatives to arrive at an understanding
with Karim Khan re-acted unfavourably, in more than one respect, upon
the position of the East India Company in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . On the
17th August 1768, while Mr. Skipp was still at Shiraz, Mir Mahanna
Ventured to show his anger at the recent attack on Kharag by capturing
the British snow " Speedwell 39 at sea off Bushehr; and in October, after
the recall of the mission^ the Agent and Council at Basrah thought it
ftecessaryj as a precaution in case of a rupture with the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. , to reduce
the "risque" or value of the Company's stock at Bushehr to KS^OOO ;
while at the same time they lodged a warning for upward-bound vessels
a t Masqat, and directed the squadron under their orders to cruise con-
Second part
of ) Mr.
Skipp's
second mis^
sion to Shi-
raz, May —
September,
1768.
Unsettled
relations
with the
Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. , 1768.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

Extent and format
1 volume (1165 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, 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 appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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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. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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