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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎45] (188/1782)

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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trade generally becaino more precarious than at any previous time, and
the outlook was gloomy.
V\ ar between the 8hah and the Mughal Emperor interrupted 1648-49.
r communication by land between Persia and India in 1648-49, and the
Company derived considerable profits from freight on goods passing
between the two countries by sea. In 1649, notwithstanding a. decrease
of the demand for English cloth in Persia and a deficiency of spices for
importation into that country, trade was unusually profitable ; and the
gains of the season were estimated at 4,000 Tumans, or more than
IS'
£12,000.
In 1651, in consequence of Dutch competition, of the unsaleableness 1651-53.
of English imports, and of want of funds, not much business was done
by the English Factories in Persia ; but two caravans of merchandise
were despatched from Bandar 'Abbas to Isfahan. The English employes
of the Company in Persia were of opinion that the predominance of the
Dutch, which was now oppressive, could best be met by resorting to the
Dutch method of bringing imposing fleets and large stocks to Bandar
'Abbas ■, and they recommended that this should be done by their masters,
so soon as circumstances should make it possible.
English commercial relations with 'Iraq were first established during Tlu , Com _
the period with which we are now dealing; the details of their institution pany 's trade
are given in the chapter on the history of Turkish 'Iraq. After two
preliminary visits by employes to Basrah, in 1635 and 1640, the East
India Company established a provisional Factory there in or before 1643;
and in 1645, as related above, Basrah became temporarily the chief
station of the Company in the Gulf. Up to 1645 the English merchants
at Basrah enjoyed immunity from Dutch commercial competition, but in
that year it became suddenly very acute and for a year or two deprived
the English of all their profits.
HISTORY OK 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 THE FIRST WAR
BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND THE DUTCH TO THE
INVASION OF PERSIA BY THE AFGHANS, 1653-17^.
Events in Europe, 1653-1722.
To render more intelligible the relations of the English, the Dutch,
and others 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. during the period on which we now enter,
it is necessary to recall some leading events of contemporaneous
European history.

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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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