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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎156] (299/1782)

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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Haidar 'Ah
and Tipu
Sultan of
Mysore.
The Mughal
Emperor,
156
Activity of native Indian powers
1763-97.
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 rulers of the state of Mysore in India, namely Haidar 'AH
until 1782 and his son Tipu Sultan from that year onwards, did not
neglect the field afforded by 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. for the extension of their
political influence; and that influence, in view of the fact that they were
three times at war with Britain during the period, and that on the last
of these occasious Tipu Sultan was shorn of half his dominions and had
to pay an indemnity of £3,000,000 besides, caimot but have been hostile
to British interests. At the beginning 1 of 1774) an ambassador from
Uaidar 'AH visited the court of Karim Khan at Shiraz with presents,
nd tried to obtain for his master, in consideration of naval aid to be
afforded to Persia, a matrimonial alliance with the family of the Vakil
and a trading settlement in the Gulf. It was stated that Karim Khan
in his answer, while he rejected the proposed intermarriage, offered
Bandar Abbas to the Mysore ruler ; but the proceedings had no visible
outcome ; and it was thought that, had it been otherwise, the Mysoreans
would have found the Shaikh of Hormuz a troublesome neighbour to
their new station. In May 1776 the same or another ambassador from
Haidar 'Ali was known to be present at Masqat. About the same *
time, a person described as a " Mughal Envoy was sent to Masqat by
Tipu Sahib, then Governor of Mangalore, and was well received by tlie
Imam, who granted him a site for a house. This mission to Masqat was
evidently intended to be permanent, and it was not withdrawn during
the period with which we are now concerned ; but by 1797 the Envoy
had come to be spoken of as "Tipu Sultan's Wakil," which was no doubt
a more correct description of him. There was evidently some trade
between the Mysore territories and Masqat, for five or six vessels under
Mysore colours used, about 1797, to visit the "'Omani capital every
year.
In this connection we may also notice a visit which was paid to the
couit uf J a iar K ban, the ruler of Southern Persia, about the end of ' ■ 8b,
by two Englishmen, Major John Morrison and Captain George Biggs-
The Major was an elderly man, formerly on the East India Company 's
* The date is uncertain, and the " Mughal Envoy " who thus eettled at Masqat
may have been identical with either (or even both) of the My soreau ambassadors to
Persia.

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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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