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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎10] (21/1262)

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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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chapter t -n t i-
persian gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . c. Agreement with the Persians in regard to English co
operation for the capture of Hormuz, 9th January 16^2
(Continued in Period III leadings B (i) (a) and (b) and headings E (ii),)
\i) English to be entitled to moiety of the customs dues at Hoimuz .
(u) English goods to enter Hormuz duty-free for ever
(in) Undertaking of some kind apparently given that "English shipping
should clear the passages of this Gulf and sustain the moiety of
the charge." See also page 30, page 88, and page 209 .
From the expttlsion oe the Poktugtiese erom
Hormuz in 1622, to the "Eirst" War
between the English and the Dutch, 1653
A. Portuguese attempts to retake Hormuz 1622-1625 and naval
encounter at Bandar ■'Abbas which Dutch assisted
English ♦
{Continued in heading F below.)
B. Owing to destruction of Hormuz British settle at Bandar
, Abbas, 1623 .
(i) Precarious condition of English trade, 1624-1625 .
(a) Persians agreed that English should receive moiety of
Bandar 'Abbas customs in lieu of those of Hormuz
{Continued in heading JE (n) below.)
(b) Persian requisitions for naval assistance
{Continued in period V, heading C {Hi).)
{ii) The Dutch settle at Bandar 'AbbSs about 1623 . ,
{Contiwued in heading G below?)
C. Sit Dodmore Cotton's embassy to Persia, 1626-1628 .
D. Internal and external affairs of Persia, 1628^1653
{Continued in Period IV, heading JEi)
(i) Death of Shah 'Abbas, 1628
(it) Reign of Shah Safi, 1628-1641 * . . . ,
(a) Perso-Turkish frontier treaty of 1639 . . . .
(Hi) Reign of Shah Abbas ii, 1641-1666 • . . . »
E. Relations of the East India CompaUy with the Persian
Government. 1628-1653.
(Continued in Period IV, heading jP.)
(t) Renewal in 1629 of the <f Farman of 1617 "
(«) History of the English moiety of the Bandar ^Ahbas customs
receipts, 1628-1653
F. Decline of Portuguese power in the Gulf, 1628-1653
(Continued in Period IV, heading H.)
0) Peace between England and Portugal in the East from 1634
(n) Expulsion of the Portuguese from 'Oman, 1640
(m*) Position of the Portuguese in the Gulf in 1660,

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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:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎10] (21/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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