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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎20] (163/1782)

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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Proceedings
of Sir T.
Roe.
Fre«h com
mission des-
patched
through
Monox,
Noveosber,
1617.
Proceedings
of the
Portuguese
during these
events,
1616-17.
Meanwhile, in India, Sir Thomas Roe continued to disapprove of the
Persian mission, as conducted by Connock, probably in consequence of
information received from Barker; he deplored the diversion of the
Company's best goods to Persia; and he depreciated the advice given by
Connock, whom he did not regard as a " sober" man and whom he
suspected to be on the way to Popery or even to Muhammadanism. The
chief charge against Connock appears to have been that he styled himself
" Ambassador/' and it seems that he did actually pose as a sort of royal
messenger from a belief, as he himself explained, that the Shah would not
condescend to negotiate, in matters of peace and amity, with a mere
mercantile Factor representing the East India Company. He was also
accused of wasting the Company's goods. The suspicions against
Connock were no doubt strengthened by the non-receipt of news from
him, for the letters which he wrote from Isfahan in May 1617 did not
reach India until 1618. In October 1617, Roe proposed to send a ship
to obtain news of Connock ; he also issued a commission, authorising
Connock, Barker, Pley and Bell to conclude a commercial treaty with
the Shah on lines specified, and he advised the Surat Factors, among
whom * Thomas Kerridge was now the chief, not to send any more goods
to Persia while the success of the mission remained uncertain.
Sir Thomas Roe's commission was entrusted to Edward Monox,t
who left Surat for the Gulf on the 14th of November in the
" Bee. " On arrival at J ashk on the 6th of December Monox found
Connock and Tracye there; but Pley had died four days previously.
Connock, on hearing that a downward silk caravan had been detained
at Minab, hurried off in that direction; but he took ill and died at Gatan
in Biyaban ; and a few days later Tracye also expired. In the manner
of his death Connock curiously verified one of Sir Thomas Roe's objec
tions against him, for at the last he avowed himself a Roman Catholic.
The " Bee" returned to Surat in January 1618 and the authorities in
India were thus at length apprised of the results of the mission.
While the English mission was establishing itself in Persia, the
Portuguese were engaged in fruitless attempts to propitiate Shah 'Ahbas,
whom already they suspected, with very good reason, of a design to expel
them from Hormuz; and the Shah, on his part, continued to treat with
the Portuguese in regard to a monopoly of the Persian silk trade. In
1616 Sir Robert Sherley arrived in India as a representative of the
Shah, concluded a peace with the Viceroy at Goa, and left for Spain
•.OrKeridge.
t Also Monnox and Monoxe.

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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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