'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (184/1782)
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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Persians on account of customs realised from the Dutch Agent ; —a
circumstance from which it would appear that the Dutch had not been
uniformly successful in their efforts to avoid paying duty; and the
prospects of a collision between the Dutch and the Persians became so
serious that the property of the English East India Company at Bandar
J Abbas was removed for greater safety to Basrah, where it arrived in
June 1645. In the autumn of 1645 ; no settlement with the Persians
having' been effected, the Dutch attacked Qishm; and, though they
failed to take the place and lost a number of men from the beat, the
Shah at once sought an armistice and prepared to yield to their demands
for trade upon more favourable terms Block died at Isfahan, whither
he had proceeded by special permission ; but before his death he had a
satisfactory interview with the Shah, of which the result appeared in
a license granted to the Dutch to exyort silk, free of duty, from any part
The Dutch next extended their mercantile war against the English Increasing
to 'Iraq and sent a fleet of eighf vessels to Basrah,—a step by which the
the trade of the English Factoy recently established at that place Dutch, 1646-
was for the time being destroy^. In 1649 the influence of the Dutch
in the Gulf was in the ascendait, and there appeared a prospect of
their obtaining further privileges from the Persian Government, who
now held them in awe, but not ii respect. In 1650 the preponderance
of the Dutch in the Gulf contiraed to increase and was intensified by
the expulsion of tie Portugese from Masqat; the Dutch fleet which
visited Bandar 'Abbis in this year consisted of ten vessels, and the
stocks landed were large. Aout this time, according to Tavernier,
the Hollanders disposed of aboit 1,500,000 lbs. of pepper in Persia * and
paid with the sane for the whole of their silk. In the following year
cargoes of an estinuted valueof nearly £100,000 were brought ashore
at Bandar 'Abbas from eleven Dutch ships, and English trade suffered
severely. In 165253 the Ditch sent fifteen vessels and goods worth
more than £120^00 to landar 'Abbas, thus swamping English com
merce ; but a demand which they made for equality of treatment with
the English wa still rejected by the Shah, on the ground that they
had not perforaid such services to Persia as the English had. A Dutch
Commissary, h wever, had a favourable reception at Isfahan j jet with
all the advantages on his side and in spite of heavy pecuniary sacrifices,
he was unible to prevent the English from obtaining a considerable
quantity of sik on advantageous terms.
♦ pom Tavenier's language it might he thought that he referred to <iU annual
arran^uient, but the quantity of pepper seem* too large for this.
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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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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