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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎64] (207/1782)

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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force should be sent to compel payment, as had recently been done witli
success by the Portuguese at Kung. In 1672, apparently, the amount
recovered was 1,000 Tiimans, which was much less than had been
expected ; and in 1673 only 650 Tumans were obtained, notwithstanding
the outlay of a sum exceeding this by some hundreds of pounds in
efforts to obtain a settlement.
1676-77. In 1676 it was recommended by the Surat Presidency that one of
two arrangements should be made with the Persian Government: viz.,
either the Company should receive the fiked sum of 3,000 Tumans a
year, the Company's ships in that case to pay the ordinary duties, or
the customs on all goods belonging to or freighted by the English
should be specifically assigned to the Company; but it was pointed out
that the latter arrangement would be disadvantageous in time of war,
when trade was stopped. The decision of the Company's Court in
England in 1677 was that, if possible, 1,000 Tumans a year should
be obtained in lieu of the moiety of customs, the other arrangements
with the Persians in regard to Bandar 'Abbas to remain unchanged.*
1680-96. For the season 1680 a sum of 1,000 Tumans was obtained by Mr.
Pettit, the Agent in Persia, and he was sanguine of recovering a similar
amount for 1681. In 1689, on the plea of injuries sustained by their
subjects from pirates at sea, the Persians withheld payment, and in 1690
they argued that the Bandar 'Abbas customs had been diminished bj
the diversion of trade, during the war between the English and the
Mughals, from that port to Kung ; the Agent, however, succeeded in
obtaining two sums, one of 1,995 and one of 1,500 "chequins," but two
}ears payment still remained in arrear. Subsequently the Persians dis^
charged what was due from them up to the 1st of March 1692; but in
the following three years there were no further receipts.
1697. Early in 1697 their share of the customs for five years was claimed
by the Company, but liability for one of these years was disputed oy
the Persian Government; a written agreement for liquidation of four
years outstandings was, however, obtained. By this time, appareatly,
a fixed annual payment of 1,000 Tumans had become established by
usage, or had been agreed to by both sides, in place of the fluctuating
moiety. By the end of 1697 payment for the current year hac been
made; but arrears were due.
In January 1699 the Company's Agent obtained an jrder of payment
for the year ending March 1699, and also for the regular discharge of
* At tins W, according to Dr. Frjer, the Shah bandar paid 22.000 Tamlns a
year to the Shah for the farm of the Persian moiety of the customs.
1699.

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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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