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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎13] (26/1782)

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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B. Persian and Turkish affairs, 1722-1763 ....
{Continued in Period VI, headings A, B and C.)
(t) Occupation of Persia by Afghans, 1722-1729 ....
(n) Tahmasb Mirza, a son of Shah Husain, proclaims himself Shah of
Persia ..........
(in) Encroachments on Persia by Russia and Turkey and treaty between
them for partition of North-West Persia, 1723
(iv) Death of Mahmud, 1725 and war between Afghans under Ashraf,
Mahmud's successor, and the Turks .....
(a) Treaty between Ashraf and the Turks, 1726, former
acknowledging Sultan as his spiritual superior and
latter admitting Ashraf's title to the throne of Persia .
(h) Tahmasb Mirza obtains support of the Qajar .tribe of
Astarabad and is also joined by Xadir Quli, an Afshar
Turk, who takes the name of Tahmasb Quli Khan
{vi) Expulsion of the Afghans from Persia, 1729 ....
(a) Shah Husain murdered by the Afghans, 1729
(vii) Shah Tahmasb dethroned by Tahmasb Quli Khan, 1732, and the
former's infant son substituted in his place as Shah 'Abbas
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(viii) Tahmasb Quli Khan accepts the crown of Persia as Nadir Shah,
1736
tyx) Nadir Shah's attempt to make the people of Persia Sunnis
(x) Nadir Shah successfully subjugates the Bakhtiyaris and invades
Turkey, Afghanistan, India as far as Delhi, and 'Oman, 1737
(xi) Nadir Shah assassinated, 1747 ......
(xii) Anarchy and the rise of Karim Khan Zand, 1747-1763 .
C. General relations of the East India Company with Persia,
1722-1763
{Coniinued in Period VI, headings A, B and C.)
(i) The Company provide Nadir Shah with two ships, 1736
( m ) Renewal in 1737 of all former privileges except right to receive
share of the Bandar 'Abbas customs but right is given of taking
one-third of the duty on British goods ....
(tit) Demand for British naval assistance again advanced, 1740
(iv) British trade crushed by " inland duties ", 1743 ....
(a) The English freed from these duties, 1746 . . .
(v) General anarchy after death of Nadir Shah and British factory at
Isfahan plundered, 1750 .
(vi) Question of removing British headquarters from Bandar Abbas,
1750-1763 ; Bahrain, Qishm, and Hanjam suggested in turn
(vii) " Raqam " obtained from Karim Khan for the establishment of a
factory at Rig, 1755. See also heading E («t) below
(t>m) Report on Hormuz, 1760 .......
(tar) Experimental cargo for Bushehr sanctioned April 1762
(a;) British headquarters transferred from Bandar 'Abbas to Basrah,
February-March 1763
D. Affairs at Bandar ; Abbas and in its neighbourhood, 1722-
1763 L . •
(Continued in Period VI, headings A, B and C.)
(»") Events leading up to withdrawal of British headquarters .from
Bandar 'Abbas, 1763 .......
(a) Events before accession of Nadir Shah, 1722«1736 . .
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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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