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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎65] (208/1782)

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 obligation from year to year; gome arrears were at this time paid
m silk to the amount of 1,340 maunds,—an expedient of which the
Dutch complained bitterly, representing it to be an infringement of a
monopoly that they then held. After the Shah's visit to the English
Factory at Isfahan in July 1699 a payment of 1,000 Tumans was made
by the Shahbandar on account of the Bandar 'Abbas customs, and 2,000
Tumans more were promised.
In 1700 arrears were due to the amount of 982 Tumans, and pay- 1700-08.
ment was obtained by means of a Raqam from the Shah, assisted by a
biibe of 50 Tumans to the Shahbandar. At the union of the Old and
New East India Companies in 1702 the right to the moiety of the
Bandar Abbas customs passed to the Company formed by their amal
gamation. In 1705, the year of Mr. Prescott's mission to Persia, arrears
had accumulated to a large amount, and it was feared that either force
oi presents would be required in order to obtain satisfaction; in 1706,
however, by one means or another, the Agent, Mr. Lock, was able to
secure a Raqam for 1,000 Tumans for the current season and for 5,981
Tumans of arrears. Of the arrears 2,306 Tumans was due to the Old
Company separately, and of the whole 2,219 Tumans was discharged by
the Persians in silk. By 1708 the proportion of customs payable to the
Olu Company had been received and their separate account closed.
Proceedings of the Dutch 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. , 1653-1722.
After news of the declaration of war between England and Holland The Anglo-
reached India, the Dutch in the East proposed a combination between
themselves and the Portuguese for the purpose of destroying English 1653-54.'
trade; but the Portuguese declined to entertain the suggestion, a^also
counter-proposals made to them by the English. The Dutch however,
unaided, captured the Company's ships " Roebuck " and " Lanneret" off
Jashk ; and soon afterwards they made a prize of the " Blessing " and
drove the " Supply " on shore, where she became a total wreck. At the
end of January 1654, in an action fought off Bandar 'Abbas, five Dutch
vessels sank the English ship " Endeavour " and captured the " Falcon "
and about 30 prisoners, in* circumstances by no means creditable to the
The* 01,1 .y 1 Ell y li8h SM P ^at fought well on this occasion.
" PfllfWa " au J . Welcome kept out of the fight altogether, and many of the
"Tha rw \ men deserted her thinking that ehe was on fire. The historian says •
-t', Uutch were most of them drank, and knew not what they did, the English I
AccwdiDg to one account 80 prisonera were
taken with the Falcon, and che action was fought "at Sind " not at Bandar Abbas.
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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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