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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎42] (185/1782)

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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War between Meanwhile, in 1652, though news of the event had not yet reached
HoUmd ar in war broken out between the English and the Dutch iti
Europe, Europe,
1652.
Competition of Courten's Association with the East India
Company, 1663-50.
During some years of the period now under consideration, the English
East India Company had to contend not only with foreign competition
but also with that of "interlopers," or unchartered traders, belonging
to their own nation. In December 1635, in consequence of the peace
lately arranged with Spain and Portugal, an association of merchants,
to trade to the Portuguese settlemenis in the East, was formed by S ir
William Courten under a royal elarter which the East India Company
considered to have been unjustly granted in violation of their ancient
and exclusive rights; their remonstraices being disregarded, however,
they merely instructed their servants lot to afford any assistance to the
representatives of the rival association Captain Weddell, formerly of
the East India Company^ service, vas one of the principal organisers
of the new corporation. In 1640 Courtei's Association competed strenu
ously in the Persian trade, and they wen made e Ports to instil doubts
into the mind of the Persian Government especting the light in which the
East India Company was regarded by tie King of England. In 1645
one of the ships of Courten's Associatioi visited Bandar 'Abbas, and
the commander, in consideration of a proiise that he would at his return
take over the whole of the Shah's silks a\ that por, was allowed %
the Shahbandar or chief customs otlicer o land his whole cargo free of
dut}. At last, in 1649, this unfortunate rivalry was terminated by an
arrangement between Courten's Association, now knowi as " The Aesada
Merchants, and the East India Company.
Course of the East India Company's trade, .628-53.
pany 's trade • ^ lema i lls to review the course, during this period of tfiven competi-
in^ Persia, tl0n ^ of the ^ast India Company's trade in the Persian Guf.
The death of Shah 'Abbas I was a serious blow to the Coivpany's
trade iu Peisia, for, on the occurrence of that event, the royal silk ^aga"

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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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