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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎24] (167/1782)

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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Position of
the Portu
guese at
Qishm and
Hormuz,
Hormuz^ the principal among these being : (1) that half the booty taken
should belong to the Persians and half to the English ; (2) that of the
prisoners those who were Christians should belong to the English; those
who were Muhammadans to the Persians; (3) that the existing fort of
Hormuz with all its ordnance, arms and munitions should be made over
to the English, but that the Persians should be at liberty to build another
for themselves ; (4) that the ""(customs (of Hormuz) should in future be
equally shared by the Persians and English; and (6) that the English
trade (at Hormuz) should for ever be duty free. These terms were
accepted by the Governor of Ears with the modification that, until the
Shah^s pleasure was known, the Portuguese Governors of Qishm and
Hormuz should be the prisoners of the Persians, and the existing fort of
Hormuz be occupied by the Persians and the English jointly; also that in
the future the goods of the Shah and those of the Governor of Ears
should be exempted from customs as well as those of the English.* The
arrangement as modified by the Persian Governor was apparently con
cluded at Minab on the 9th of January The ships' companies at
first refused to serve against the Portuguese, apparently from a fear that
the expedition might be considered irregular, but they were eventually
talked over by their commanders.
At this juncture the Admiral of the Portuguese 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.
was Dom Ruy Freire de Andrade, a man "more politic than conscien
tious and rather feared than beloved he had many enemies among
his own countrymen, and, immediately before the present crisis, he had
been disappointed of the Governorship of Hormuz, which was his due,
and to which bimao de Mello, one of his adversaries, was instead
appointed. Ruy Fieire had recently built a new fort at Qishm, which he
a gariisoned with 300 Portuguese and a number of Arab auxiliaries;
an , stiong in the possession of this work, he now ravaged the Persian
coast westwards by Khamir as far as Nakhllu, destroying 4 ships, 80
gieat Baiques and 400 other vessels. According to the Spanish
istorian the new Governor of Hormuz, disregarding the remonstrances
uy Freiie, made no adequate dispositions for the defence of that place .t
The wiiter has been unable to find precise corroboration of Fryer 's statement,
•• M * 'f ' &U . veais after the event, that the English undertook to "keep two
999 ^ t0 < ^ en( * New Account of East India and Persia,
at snm t > Wiil be 86611 how0ver ' from » later paragraph in the text, that
effect tVami 01 an0 u e , r ^ engageraent was apparently given by the English to the
effect that they would keep the Gulf open and bear half the cost of doing so.
unmounted at TT 6 " 1 - 8 t0 80lUe extent corroborated by the number of guns found
as they could use 0rmU ' i 3 t0r lts ' but P 0SBibl y the garrison had as many mounted

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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)
Arrangement

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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