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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎34] (177/1782)

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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"uncovered his head, which being- noted by the Padshah, the more to
" oblige he lifted up his turban, and, after an hour^s entertainment,
" dismissed him with much satigfaction/ ,
Conclusion of After this favourable reception matters began to go ill, in consequence
the embassy. 0 £ an enm ^y borne by Muhammad 'Ali Baig, the Shah's favourite, to
Sir Robert Sherley; and Sir Dodmore Cotton could not obtain another
interview with the Shah. The Persian court soon afterwards moved to
Qazvm, whither the English embassy followed to receive their conge;
but at this place Sir Robert Sherley died on the 13th of July, and Sir
Dodmore Cotton followed him on the 23rd of the same month. A letter
from the Shah to the King was eventually granted to the survivors of
the mission, among whom was Herbert, and with it they returned to
England. The explanation of the partial failure of this embassy may
perhaps be found in a remark of the Company's Factors at Isfahan, that
Sir Dodmore Cotton's " extreme want in things exteriorly befitting so
"high a minister caused him much disrespect, of which he was very
" sensible, blaming Sir Robert Sherley and his own unadvisedness."
Internal and external affairs of Persia from Sir Dodmore Cotton's
embassy to the first war between England and Holland, 1628-53.
Refoie proceeding to trace further the history of the East India
Company 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. , it is necessary to take a brief survey of
Persian affairs during that period.
Shah 'Abbas I continued to reign until 1628, towards the close of
which year or possibly at the beginning of 1629—he died and was
succeeded by his grandson, Shah Safi. Among the numberless victims
of the cruelty and caprice of the new ruler was Imam Quli Khan, the
erstwhile governor of Shiraz and captor, with English aid, of Hormuz.
In the time of Shah Sail, Qandahar was appropriated by the Mughal
Emperor of India; the relations of the Persian and Indian courts
became unfriendly ; and in 1639 Mughal subjects were prohibited by the
Emperor from trading to Bandar 'Abbas. In 1638 Baghdad was
co\eicd from Persia by the Turks; and the greater part of 'Iraq,
containing the Shi ah holy places, which had been controlled by the
rsians since 1623, came once more under Ottoman domination. In
a 1 reah defining, in somewhat general terms, the Perso -Turkish
rontier was concluded between the two powers ; it formed the basis of
ail later discussions of the subject.

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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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