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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎19] (162/1782)

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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Early in June 1617 Connock was at Isfahan with three of his party, Establish-
where a second Factory was opened; and at the end of that month he was Yldory at
ready to leave Isfahan for the Shah's camp. It was not, however, until Isfahan and
the beginning of August that he reached the presence of the Shah, whom 0 / 0
he found somewhere upon the Turkish frontier at a distance of 25 days ' the Shah's
march from Isfahan ; Connock was now accompanied only by Robbins, August, Un
the English jeweller ; but Tracye followed him, bringing gifts for the Shah. 1617=
King James's letter to the Shah, though genuine, was old, and the body of
it had apparently been written in India over the royal signature or seal,—
a circumstance which seems to have occasioned Connock some anxiety ;
nevertheless, in spite of doubts cast on its genuineness by a Spanish friar
from Isfahan, who had managed to anticipate Connock in the Shah's
camp,* the letter was accepted by the Shah ; and the Englishmen met with
a very cordial reception. The Persian monarch even went so far as to
style King James " his elder brother/' to drink his health in a large
bowl of wine, and to promise that Jashk or any other port which they
might require should be given to the English. The " grant of privileges,"
which Connock had been sent to negotiate, was obtained in a highly
satisfactory form.
The Shah's Farman f provided for the perpetual residence of an English Faman of
Ambassador at the Persian Court, and for the despatch, should circum- ^bbss T
stances make it desirable, of a Persian Ambassador to England ; the right 1 6 17.
of buying and selling freely in the Persian dominions was conferred on
all English subjects; they were to be protected in the exercise of their
religion ; they were authorised to possess arms and to use them, if
necessary, in self-defence ; a power of appointing Agents and Factors in
Persia,—who should be treated with respect and assisted by the Persian
authorities,— might be exercised by the English Ambassador, when he
should arrive ; in criminal cases Englishmen were to be punished by their
own Ambassador; and in civil suits between English and Persians, if the
value of the subject matter exceeded 20 Tumans, the decision must be
pronounced by the English Ambassador, apparently with the concurrence
of Persian judges, while in smaller cases justice should be done upon the
spot by the Persian legal authorities. At the time of granting this
Farman, Shah 'Abbas also wrote "a very noble letter " to King James.
» Coanock seems to have attributed the proceedinga of this individual to the
machinations of Barker.
t The text of this Farman does not appear to be extant, but its substance is embodied
in a later Farraan (1629) of Shah Safi. (See Letters received hy the Fast India
Qomfany, Vol. VI, pages 293-7.)
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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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