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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎40] (183/1782)

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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Growth of the power of the Dutch 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. , 1628-53.
i • ■
Methods of
the Dutch
in Persia,
1628-37.
Dutch
factory, ex
emption from
customs, and
general pro-
greBs at
Bandar 'Ab
bas, 1638-41.
Dutch attack
on Qishm
and extortion
of privileges,
1645.
The disappearance of the Portuguese from the field did not, it should
be observed, relieve the English 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. from commercial
and political rivalry; for, as the power of the Portuguese declined, that
of the Dutch increased rapidly and became dangerous.
In Persia the Dutch, resorting to bribery and paying high prices
for Persian commodities, strove assiduously to oust the English from the
position that they had so painfully won; and in 1633 the Factors of
the East India Company did not venture to raise the question of a
fresh silk contract with the Shah, though one was desired, for fear that
they should be outbidden by the Dutch. There were also traitors in
the English camp. In 1637, on the death of Gibson, the English Agent
at Isfahan, it was discovered that he had actually been lending money
out of the funds of the East India Company to the Dutch, and so
enabling them to buy silk and generally to encroach upon English trade.
The speculative methods of the Dutch had, however, some disadvantages;
at this time they were in debt to Armenian merchants in Persia to
the extent of £100,000, and, as their stocks were deficient and they
failed to reduce their liabilities at the end of the season below £65,000,
a temporary embargo was placed, at the instance of the Armenians,
upon their exportation of silk.
In 1 608, the year in which Mandelslo visited Bandar Wbbas, the
Dutch as well as the English had a Factory there, the whole spice trade
was in their hands, and they had obtained an exemption from import
duty. In 1639-40 Dutch shipping and stock predominated at Bandar
Abbas; but the English Factors in Persia, unwilling to give way
to their rivals, postponed compliance with orders that they had received
to close the Company's establishment at Isfahan. In 1641 the
Hollanders, in their efforts to " engross " or monopolise the export trade
of Persia, were selling European goods in the country below cost price.
In 1645 the Dutch, whose object was now to make their influence
predominant in Persia by any means whatever, not excluding even
military force, sent a large fleet to the Gulf under Commodore Block.*
At Bandar Abbas a refund of 4,900 Tumans was demanded of the
See Biuces Annals, Vol. I, page 414. Tavernier (page 941 gives a somewhat
diffeient and more elaborate explanation of the Qishtu incident, but he was mis
informed as to the date.

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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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