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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎47] (190/1782)

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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other European powers, upon the side of Holland. In 1678 the indepen
dence of the Dutch was secured by the peace of Nimeguen or Nimwegen.
In the next European contest, which beg-an in 1688, England and War between
Holland combined to oppose the predominance of France in Europe ; but, Hollai"/' and
under this new alliance, Dutch interests were altogether subordinated to France, 1688-
English policy. In 1690 an Anglo-Dutch fleet was defeated by the
French off Beachy Head, but in 1 692 a French armament was destroyed
off La Hogue ; this last event did not, however, prevent the capture in
the following year of the " Turkish fleets " of England and Holland,—
an occurrence to which we shall have to refer later in connection with
trade 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. ,—and the East India Company^s ship " Berkley
Castle " was sunk by the French in the Channel. At length in 1697,
Prance being exhausted and the question of the Spanish succession
having begun to absorb the attention of Louis XIV, hostilities were
brought to an end by the peace of Ryswick.
In 1702 England joined, on the side of the Grand Alliance against War between
the French, in the great European war that had now arisen through the ^ k" 0 the
settlement of the Spanish Succession in accordance with the views of Freneh,
Louis XIV; this war, in which the victories of Marlborough at
Blenheim, Ramillies and Malplaquet and the capture of Gibraltar by the
British were incidents, continued until 1712 and was terminated by the
peace of Utrecht in 1713. No direct consequences of this struggle are
traceable, however, in the 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. .
The Old and New East India Companies, 1653-1722.
A slight resume of the history of the East India Company during
this period will be useful, and is even required, to explain the course ot
English trade 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. .
Considerable anxiety was caused to the East India Company, in the The Merest
i • i! i J Adv^utuTGrs j
years immediately following the Dutch war, by the proceedings or a body 1 (554-57.
of persons known as the Merchant Adventurers; these were apparently
holders of shares in a United Joint Stock, formed in common by the
East India Company and the Assada Merchants on the occasion of the
agreement between them in 1619. The claim of the Merchant Adven
turers was that they as individuals, like the members of the free lurkey
and Hussia Companies, should be at liberty to trade separately, on
private capital, within the territorial sphere of their privileges; but the
suggested arrangement was of course opposed by the East India

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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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