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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎8] (151/1782)

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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thi Pbi -Bians
of Lav, 1582.
J ourney
of the
Englishmen
Fitch
N ewberie,
Deedes,
and Story
down the
Euphrates,
Tigris, and
Pers : an Gulf,
1583.
Portuguese
disaster at
Nakhilu,
1585.
Fort erected
at Masqat
by the
Portnguese,
1586.
occupied Shamil and bloukaded the island of Hormuz. The Shaikh and
the Portu^uesa however disembarked a force on the mainland, recaptured
the fort of Shamil, and drove the Laris with slaughter out of the district.
The year 1583 was remarkable for an adventurous journey* mHxle by
four Englishmen, Ralph Fitch and John Newberie, merchants, William
Deedes, jeweller, and James Story, painter, from Tripoli in Syria
Brejik, thence by the Euphrates to Fallujah, and so by Baghdad, the
Tigris, Basrah, and 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. to Hormuz, where they were
arrested by the Portuguese authorities on suspicion of being here tics
and spies. From Hormuz they were sent as prisoners to Croa and there
remained in captivity for some time. Newberie had made the journey
via Aleppo and Basrah once before in 1581.
In 1585 the Portuguese suffered a serious reverse at Nakhilu, upon
the Persian Coast, in attempting to punish the place for obstructing
the despatch of supplies to Hormuz. Taken unawares after landing
they were driven to their ships with a loss, native auxiliaries probably
included, of 250 man.
In the following year warned by experience, the Portuguese erected a
strong fort at Masqat.
General situation in 1600.
The general situation 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. , as it existed at the close
of the 16th century, may now be described in a few words.
* See anmxure 1 to chapter IX. The original account of the journey there given
bea'8 witness to the extraordinary unchangeableness of life and travel in the East.
N ote .—The sources affording information in regard to tbe history of the Persian
Gulf from 1600 to 1722, the latter part of the period during which Persia was ruled oy
the Safavi dynasty, are very nuinerous ; we shall confine ourselves to an enumeration of
the more important only.
The followirg auth Titles treat of events from an English and more or legs official
standpoint: Mr. VV. Foster's Letters received hy the East India Company from
their Servants in the East, 6 volumes, 1896-1902, covering the period 1602-17;
Calendar of State Papers, East Indies, for 1513-1616, 1617-21, 1622-
24 and 1625-29, 4 volumes; do. East Indies and Persia, for 1630-34, 1 volume5
Bruce s A nnals of the Honorable East India Company, 3 volumes, 1810, covering
the period 1600 to 1708 ; and Mr. J. A. Saldanha's Selections from State Papers,
Bombay, regarding the hast India Company's Connection with the Persian GulJ,
with a Summary of Events, 1600-1800, printed in 1905, which contains (p^ge ii) an
account of the huge mass of Bombay records from which the Selections are taken.
In the History of the Indian Navy, 1874, by Lieutenant 0. R. Low, late I. N., the
na\aland militarj operations of the English 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. during the wlioie

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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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