'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (195/1782)
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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imposed an additional duty of 15 per cent, on " -wronght silk, Bengalis,
" and stuffs mixed with silk or herba or the manufacture of Persia, China
" or the East Indies, and all calicoes painted, dyed, printed or stained
" there, that were not made up or used before Michaelmas 1701;" the
effect of this measure was to increase the Company's investments in
raw materials, and to decrease those in finished tissues, from the
Affairs in India, 1653-1722.
Disturbances The Mughal Aurangzib, who ruled from 1658 to 1707, was Emperor
the Mavhatas, India during the greater part of the period with which we have
1664-1706, now to deal ; but his authority was disputed in parts of the country;
and his wars, in particular those with the Marhatas, caused great insecurity
in the neighbourhood of the English settlements upon the western
coast. Thus it happened that in 1664 the Marhatas, led by Sivaji in
person, attacked Surat; but the town was saved from destruction by
the East India Company's servants, who fortified and defended the English
Factory, so earning the gratitude of the Mughals. In 1706 the
Marhatas again invested Surat, and again failed to take it.
Friction Friction from time to time arose, in both local and general matters,
English and between the East India Company's servants and the officials of the
the Mughals, Mughal Empire. Atone time, between 1686 and 1690, a state of
due to inter- „ 1
ference with 0 P en war prevailed ; it may be attributed in ' part to the non-observance
pany'a Trade 0r ^^hdrawal by the Mughals of privileges regularly granted to the
1664-90. ' English, whose claims for compensation on account of injuries now aggre
gated more than 6^ lakhsj and in part to a design on the part of the
Company to place themselves beyond reach of ill-treatment for the future
by establishing fortified stations with dependent districts. In 1687 the
English, to enforce their claims, began to capture the ships of Mughal
subjects at sea; the Mughals replied by seizing the Company's
Factory and employes at Surat; and Sir John Child, the Governor
of Bombay, again retaliated by fresh seizures of vessels under the
Mughal flag. The war continued until early in 1690, when the
Company s servants taken at Surat were at length released, and a
Mughal force sent by sea from Surat, which had occupied a part of
Bombay Island and shut the English up in the town, was withdrawn;
but the Farman of 27th February 1690, by which this adjustment
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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