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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎22] (165/1782)

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 the Portu
guese, 1618-
23.
Spain, there were others who thought that the Shah should be encour
aged to drive the Portuguese out of H or muz, and that the aim of
English policy should be to establish a monopoly of Persian trade in
favour of the East India Company. In 1618 some further concessions
of a minor character were obtained by the Company's servants in
Persia; and the Shah " apparently " agreed that all silk leaving Persia
should in future be sold to the English, and that none should be sent
to Europe by way of Turkey or disposed of to the Spanish or the
Portuguese. Early in 1619 Sir Thomas Roe, having finished his work
in India, left for England. In the course of the following summer a
letter from the King of England was delivered to Shah 'Abbas with
much ceremony; and in November of the same year Barker died in
Persia. Trade continued to be carried on satisfactorily; but no new
Factories were established, though King James, in 1620, wrote to Shah
'Abbas to suggest the grant of a site and privileges near Jashk.
By the successful operations of the English the prosperity of
Hormuz was seriously affected; and the arrival of a fleet of five
English trading vessels at Jashk, still used by the East India Company
as their port in Persia, produced consternation in Hormuz, where
buildings were demolished and other preparations made for defence. In
1619 or 1620 the Portuguese were expelled by the Persians, assisted by
an Arab levy, from apposition which they occupied on the Arabian coast
at or near Kas-al-Khaimah ; and the t watering of Hormuz, which a
Persian force now threatened from the mainland, became a matter of
difficulty. In November 1620 the "Hart'" and "Eagle/' two of
the Company's ships, having been prevented from entering the port of
Jashk by a Portuguese fleet under Admiral Ruy Freire, returned to
Surat, were reinforced by the " London" and " Roebuck," and
eventually entered Jashk after an inconclusive encounter between the
fleets on the 17th of December. A few days later the Portuguese
squadron^ after a visit to Hormuz, to refit, reappeared in greater
strength off Jashk, and on the 28th December an obstinately contested
action was fought, which resulted in a victory for the English, not
however without the death of their Commodore, Captain Andrew
bnillinge, who died on the 6th January 1621 of a wound in the
shoulder.
Piobably Kaa-al-Khaimah itself. The position lost is culled "Julfar" with
reference to which the article " Sir " in Vol. II of this Gazetteer (page 1826) may be
consulted,
tTbe name of the watering place on the main land is given as "Dola."

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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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