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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎28] (171/1782)

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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which he had granted to Connock in 1617, and issued new and special
orders for the protection and encouragement of the English silk trade in
his dominions.
HISTORY OF THE 1'ERSIAN GULP FROM THE EXPUL
SION OF THE PORTUGUESE FROM HORMtJZ TO THE
FIRST WAR BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND THE
DUTCH, 1622-53.
Events from the fall of Honnuz to the embassy of Sir Dodmore
Cotton to Persia, 1622-26.
Effotts of the A number of the Portuguese deported from Hormuz at its fall settled at
^retake 80 Masqat, which was now the only station of importance belonging to their
country in the Gulf region; and with them came a nephew of the late
1d2J-J5. _ c
native ruler of Hormuz, whose hereditary claims they may have hoped
to turn to account. The Persians were anxious to follow up their success
at Hormuz by taking Masqat also, but without the assistance of the
English, which was withheld, they were unable to do so; they succeeded,
however, in occupying Sohar and Khor Fakkan on the ^Oman coast.
Under Ruy Freire de Andrade, however, who had escaped from his
captivity with the English, the Portuguese once more assumed the
offensive against the Persians, drove them from Sohar and Khor Fakkan,
destroyed places on the Persian coast between Jashk and Bandar 1 Abbas,
harried Persian shipping, and began to annoy the Persian garrison of
Hormuz, whose supplies they tried to cut off; but the means at Ruy
Freire s disposal did not admit either of a continuous blockade of Hormuz
or of a direct attack upon the place. The desultory operations of the
Portuguese Admiral continued throughout a part of 1623 and the whole
of 1624); but they terminated at length in a series of engagements,
fought off Bandar Abbas in February 1625, between a fleet under his
oideis and some English and Dutch ships. The Portuguese squadron
commanded by Nuno Alvarez Botello, consisted of 8 galleons and 16
frigates, while on the opposite side the English ships " Royal James,"
Eagle, Jonas and "Star'" and four Dutch vessels were engaged.
rhree separate actions took place, on the 1st, 3rd ; and 14jth of February,
and were very hotly contested; the English fired some 20 ,000 rounds
from theii guns, and the " Royal James " was struck by no less than 405

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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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