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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎33] (176/1782)

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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Bwallowing- opium. His body was sent ashore for burial, and eleven guns
were fired by the " Mary/' the ship on which he died.
On the 17th of December the Ambassador and his suite left Surat for Journey of
Persia in the u William," accompanied by the "Exchange," "Hart" elnbassy
and other gallant ships; and on the 10th of January 1638 they landed at Persia, 1628.
Bandar 5 Abbas under a salute of 100 guns from the fleet, to which the
Persian land batteries replied with ten salvoes. From Bandar ^Abbas
the embassy proceeded by way of Lar to Shiraz, then the second city in
Persia, where they arrived at the beginning of March and were well
entertained for more than three weeks by " the merry duke," Imam (Juli
Khan. On the 10th of April a triumphal entry was made into Isfahan,
some Hindus being observed among the crowds that turned out to wel
come them ; an entertainment also was given in their honour on the
fourth day by Mr, Burt, the head of the English Factory, <f a very
accomplished Merchant." On May Da}- they set forth on their way to
the Persian court, which was then at Ashraf in Mazandaran.
The embassy reached Ashraf on the 21st of May and four days Proceedings
later Sir Dodmore Cotton had an audience with the Shah. He explained
that the object of his journey was to congratulate the Shah on his at Aslu-af,
victories over their common enemy the Turk, to promote trade, to
obtain for Sir Robert Sherley an opportunity of vindicating himself
from the charges of Naqdi 'Ali Baig, and " to desire that a perpetual
" League of friendship might be continued 'twixt the two powerful
" Monarchs of Great Britain and Persia. " Shah ^Abbas, rising from his
seat to reply, disparaged the power of the Turks but expressed a wish
that the dissensions of the princes of Christendom, by which the Turks
profited, might cease; in regard to trade, he promised that the King
of England should receive 10,000 bales of silk every January at Bandar
■'Abbas in exchange for English cloth of equal value; he expressed, in
general terms, his satisfaction w r ith Sherley and his disapproval of the
conduct of Naqdi 'Ali Baig; and, finally, he cheerfully embraced the
proffered league of friendship and made the Ambassador himself heartily
Avelcome, adding " and seeing you have done me that honour none of
u my predecessors ever had before, for you are the first Ambassador
a that ever came from Great Britain in that quality to my country, you
"may deservedly challenge the more respect; yea, as I account your
" Muster chief of the worshippers of Jesus, so do I of yourself in a
"superior degree to any other Ambassador now present. After the audi
ence, in another apartment, the Shah called for a bowl of wine and drantf
to King- Charles's health, whereupon " the Ambassador stood up and

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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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