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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎21] (164/1782)

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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about the end of the year to settle the question of the silk monopoly;
but, though he remained at Madrid until 1622, his mission was barren
of results. The formal restoration of peace enabled the Ambassador
Don Garcia de Silva, who had been waiting at Goa since 1615, to
proceed on his way; in April 1617 he passed through Hormuz,
his approach causing much uneasiness to Connock, whose negotiations
were not then begun; and later he was honourably received by the Shah.
His embassy however failed in its principal object, which was to divert
Shah 'Abbas from bis designs upon Hormuz.
The Portuguese, in endeavouring to conciliate the Persians, did not
neglect to oppose and obstruct the English. Some of the petty devices
by which they, or their sympathisers, sought to frustrate the English
mission have already been noticed above; and a large fleet had been
despatched from Goa to intercept the "James" on her first voyage, but,
failing in its object, had returned via Masqat. The Portuguese soon
stood at a disadvantage, in the matter of popularity, as compared with
their English rivals, one of whom after a few months' experience of
Persia remarked: "We have more courteous use of the common people
" than ever they had, and more respect of the great ones. "
Events preceding the expulsion of the Portuguese from Hormuz,
1618-22.
In Persia the representatives of the English East India Company,
now headed by Barker and Monox, proceeded to turn to advantage the
privileges secured by Connock; but regrettable factions still prevailed
among them. In India Sir Thomas Roe, furnished with additional
powers and not insensible of the value of the concessions granted by the
Shah, directed that Connock should be avowed "to have beene a Messin-
" ger sent from the King, though not with absolute Power as Ambassa-
" dor to treate and Conclude ; " and he ordered that negotiations should
be undertaken with a view to obtaining a safe depot on the coast, a
staple mart at Shiraz, and an arrangement with the Shah for a supply
of silk, partly on payment and partly in exchange for goods. From
these facts it is clear that Roe was in favour of systematic as opposed to
desultory trade; and it further appears that there was a diffeience of
opinion between him and some of the servants of the Company, for,
while he was in favour of free trade and a peaceful understanding with
Proceedings
of the Eng-
lieh Factora
in Persia.

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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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