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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎63] (206/1782)

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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soon as the war in Europe was over. Before this, in February 1707, the
ship " Diamond " was captured by pirates on a voyage from Bombay to
Bandar ^bbas.
The invasion of Persia by the Afghans in 1721-22 was accompanied Attack by
by an incursion of Balucliis from Makran into Kirman and Lar, where {^English
they committed serious depredations. In November 1721 the Baluchi and Dutch
hordes attacked the town of Lar, and in particular a caravansarai occupied Bandai- 68 ^
by twelve Dutchmen who were escorting- treasure of the Dutch East '^bbas, 1721.
India Company; but the Hollanders beat off the attack with great loss
to their assailants and with none to themselves, and subsequently,
having removed into the Lar fort, defended that also with success. On
the 15th of December the Baluchi host appeared before Bandar 'Abbas ;
but the English and Dutch there had received timely notice of their
approach and had placed the Factories in a good state of defence before
their arrival. The first attack was made on the English Factory and was
beaten off; and a second, attempted two days later on the Dutch Factory,
which was much stronger, was equally unsuccessful; a Dutch warehouse
however, within a pistol-shot of the Dutch Factory, fell into the hands
of the Baluchis, who pillaged it of goods to the value of £20,000. The
siege continued for 10 or 12 days, during which the Baluchis occupied
the town ; at their departure they reduced the place to ashes, and they
did not finally quit the neighbourhood until about a month later. The
garrison of the English Factory at Bandar 'Abbas, about 50 strong
and consisting almost altogether of sailors, had three or four men killed
and seven wounded, and one of the latter, a Factor, subsequently died;
the loss of the Dutch was twelve men killed and eight or ten wounded.*
Several references have been made above to the English moiety of History of
the Bandar J Abbas customs, which continued to be a perennial cause of ^
j . T-n-rTi-i • share or the
dispute between the East India Company and the Persian Government; Bandar
bu 1 a more detailed and connected account of the question may be added tmus^iess'
here. 1722.
In 1662 Mr. Richard Craddock, on being sent to take charge of the 1662-73.
Company's interests in Persia, was instructed to demand payment of
1,000 Tumans, but he was authorised at the same time to accept 400
Tumans or any arger sum. In the first year of his residence in Persia,
probably in 1668, Mr. Holt succeeded in recovering 850 Tumans; but in
1670 the Agent found himself obliged to recommend that a small naval
• These proceedings are fully described by Hamilton, who himself took part in
them, in his New Account oftl\e Bast Indies, Vol. I, pages 107-110. Malcolm makes
the year 1724 and the assailants Afghans, but the personal testimony of Hamilton
must be preferred.

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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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