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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎71] (214/1782)

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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Proceedings of the French 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*
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The French, as has already been mentioned^ established an East India
Company in 1664 ; and in 1677, if not earlier, they possessed a Factory
at Bandar 'Abbas. In the latter year Dr. Fryer visited Bandar 'Abbas,
and afterwards he placed on record these observations regarding French
trade there : " The French have as little to do at this Port as in other
" Places j and were it not for the Credit of their Interpreter, who gets
"good profit by "Wine (he being privileged with a Wine-press for that
"Nation at Siras, as well as the other Europe Nations), they could not
" subsist; but Monsieur makes an outside, lives retiredly, and without
" more JBusiness than to visit and be visited (which Courtesy passes
" interchangeably among the Christians as well as Natives) lounges his
time away/' In 1682 the French had a small trade in cloth with Basrah,
In 1698, as we have seen, in consequence of a nominal agreement—from
which nothing resulted—among the principal European nations in the
East, the French undertook the policing 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. against pirates.
Course of the East India Company's trade 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.
The general state and the fluctuations of the East India Company's Determining
trade 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. during this period, both of which we are now Jactors m
. . .'j • the Com-
about to examine, were determined in part by mercantile considerations, pany'g trade,
but in part also by the political factors that have already been described 1663 1722.
above,—namely, by the competition of the Merchant Adventurers, by the
rivalry between the Old and New Companies, by the relations of England
with Holland and France and of the Company themselves with
the Mughal Empire and Persia, and by special charter obligations and
English legislative enactments arising out of the commercial policy, at the
time, of the English nation.
In 1657, in consequence of war between the Persians and the Mughals ^he trade
and of breach of the Company's rights and privileges by the Persian
Government, English trade in Persia was at a standstill. In 1661 it was
ordered that a consignment of 30 or 40 Tumans' worth of red oxide should
;

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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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