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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎60] (203/1782)

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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the firBt, place of the arrears of customs * and, thereafter, the establishment
of trade on a reasonable footing. On arrival off Bandar ^Abbas however,
apparently in 1684, Grantham found a strong Dutch fleet blockading the
town, which was likewise defended by a strong Peman land force; and.
being unable in these circumstances to carry out his instructions with
advantage, he returned to Bombay.
1684-94. Meanwhile the tone of the Persian Government, who bad recently
suffered from the hostility of the Portugese, became more friendly; and,
even before Grantham's arrival in the Gulf, advances had been made to
the English by the Ptimad-ud-Dauleh, the Persian prime minister. The
nature of these overtures may be inferred from the reply, which was that,
on condition of the English share of the customs being regularly paid and
of Persian goods being shipped exclusively in English bottoms, the
Company would undertake to send first-rate vessels and sufficient stocks
and to maintain the trade with Persia in a flourishing condition. Tn these
more favourable circumstances it was ordered by the Court, in 1684, that
two members of the Bandar 'Abbas Factory should always reside at Isfahan
to watch over the interests of the Company at that place, and that an
effort should be made to secure a preference over their Dutch competitors
in the exportation of Kirman wool; and in 1686 further instructions
were given to the local agents to request special encouragement from the
Shah for English shipping, and to suggest the grant of a contract to the
Company for all the silk and Kirman w T ool formerly taken by the Dutch.
In the latter year also, an order for the protection of English trade and a
confirmation of the privileges enjoyed by the English at Bandar 'Abbas
were obtained, notwithstanding Dutch intrigues, by the Company's
Armenian " linguist" or interpreter at Isfahan.
Nothing more of importance happened during the reign of Shah
Sulaiman. On the death of Sulaiman, in June 1694, it became necessary
1694-97 Pa,iy ' 40 confirmation of the rights and privileges of the Company in
Persia by his successor Shah Husaln; and, w^hile steps were being
tiken towards this end, the Agent found himself obliged to make a pay
ment to the Governor of Kirman, who had ordered the export of wool
from his province to be reduced to 7 00 maunds a year. A gratuity to the
Shihbandar at Bandar 'Abbas also was found to be indispensable. By acced
ing to the requests of the Persian Government for assistance in capturing
Masqat, where they promised that the English should receive the same
Negotiations
for renew a}
of grants to
, # ^ C om P an y. ^ would seem, now calculated the aggregate of the sums of which
e y a been defrauded in oonnection with the customs, at 150,000 Tumans ; but
y nRtl:rall y not expect to recover the whole of this.

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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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