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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎55] (198/1782)

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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beeu hoped, by securing recognition of the consular character of the
Presidents of the New Company. Sir William Norris arrived in India
in 1699, but did not reach Surat—where his conduct was characterised
by great severity towards the representatives of the Old Company—until
the end of 1700 ; nor did he start on his journey to the Mughal camp
until January 1701. His negotiations with the Emperor were unsuccess
ful. It appears that the requisite Farmans were withheld chiefly because
the English Ambassador refused to agree to a condition on which the
Mughals insisted, namely, that the English should guarantee the safety of
ships in the " Southern " Indian seas ; and in this respect it is impossible
to do otherwise than commend his wisdom, inasmuch as any such under
taking on his part might have involved the New Company in incalculable
losses, besides which it would have been tantamount to official recognition
of the system under which the Mughals were at this time accustomed to
extort compensation for every piracy from the Old Company.
Events in Turkey, 1653-1722.
We now return to the countries adjoining 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 sovereigns of Turkey during the period under consideration Successive
were Muhammad IV (1648-87), Sulaiman II (1687-91), Ahmad II Sul tans.
(1691-95), Mustafa II (1695-1705) and Ahmad III (17U8-3U) ; but
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. affairs occupy no place of importance in the history of th eir
reigns.
Events in Persia, 1653-1722.
In Persia, on the demise of 'Abbas II in 1666, his eldest son Sulairaan Shah Suki-
siicceeded to the throne and ruled thereafter until his own death in 1694 ; man, 1666-94,
his court was splendid, but his character was depraved and his reign
altogether uneventful. In 1657 there was war between the Shah and
the Mughal Emperor of India. In 1684 there were simultaneously
present at his court an Embassy, headed by M. Luis Fabritius, from
Charles Xil of Sweden and accredited representatives of various degrees
from the sovereigns of France, Germany, Russia, Poland, and the Pope.
The Swedish Embassy, which was sent partly for commercial purposes
and partly to set Persia against Turkey, remained at Isfahan till the end
of 1685.

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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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