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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎50] (193/1782)

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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enjoyed the advantage of experience and an established position in the
East; but a number of their dismissed servants had found employment
under the English Company. As favourites of the legislature, and
apparently of the Court, the English Company were enabled to assume a
more public and national character than had ever been borne by their
older rivals ; they procured the deputation, chiefly in their own interests,
of Sir William Norris as an Ambassador from the King of England
to the Mughal Emperor; and their Presidents in the East were intested
with consular rank and powers.
Struggle be- On the arrival of the English Company's representatires in India a
New an J the lamentable conflict began there, which might have resulted, had the
Old Com- power of the Portuguese or the Dutch been still considerable, or that of
East" 0 ' h0 the Mughals greater, in the loss by the English of their position in India.
It was claimed by the agents of the English Company that the London
Company's servants had no longer the right to deal directly with the
native powers or to issue passes to native vessels, and they even disputed
the right of the older Company's vessels to fly the union flag; but to
these pretensions the London Company's employes would not at first submit,
and they declined to recognise that the English Company's officers, in
their consular capacity, had any authority over themselves. The contest
was altogether unintelligible to the Mughal authorities, who did not fail,
however, to turn it to their own advantage, and inflicted heavy injuries
upon both sides. One deplorable incident of the struggle was the
instigation of the Mughals by Sir N. Waite, a servant of the English
Company, to detain Sir John Gayer, the London Company's Governor
of Bombay, whom they had u confined and barbarously used " at the
beginning of 1701, and who did not apparently regain his freedom until
1705 or later.
Steps towards Before long it began to be realised in England that continuance of
tion of the ^ ie struggle would probably result in the bankruptcy of both companies,
Compan^' an( ^ ear ^y 1699 overtures for a union were opened by the English
1699-1707. Company, whose financial position, notwithstanding their official
\ anta^es, was apparently the weaker; but these advances were at first
repelled by the London Company, who in 1700 obtained an Act
prolonging their existence as a corporation beyond 1701. The King of
England having signified his desire that amalg'amation should be promoted,
it •
aiKl the state of affairs on the Continent of Europe being unsettled, negotia
tions were commenced, and resulted on the 27th of April 1702 in an
agreement between the companies, to give effect to which a charter of
union was granted on the 22nd of July following. The consequence was

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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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