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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎72] (215/1782)

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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, ■ .
Unfavourable
slate of the
Persian
trade, 1669-
72.
Generally low
and ultimate
ly precarious
state of the
trade with
Persia,
1676-82.
72
be sent to India by the Company's Factory at Bandar 'Abbas. In 1674
lar ^e quantities of defective goods having been received in India, it was
directed that the Kirman wool and other articles exported from Persia
should be more strictly inspected in future, by the Company's servants at
Bandar 'Abbas, before being despatched. In 1675 Kirman wool was in
great demand, and the Bandar 'Abbas Factory was instructed to procure
as much as possible. *
In 1669 the Persian trade, in consequence of persistent disregard by
the Persians of English trading rights and privileges, was in a depressed
condition ; but it was still considered to be of great importance, and the
Agent in Persia recommended that, with a view to promoting trade
between Bombay, Surat and Persia, grants of land should be offered to
Banyans as an inducement to settle on Bombay Island. In 1672 the
Company's servants were ordered to demand consulage on all English
goods landed at Bandar 'Abbas and to report the names of individuals who
refused payment; this order apparently referred to private speculations by
the Company's servants, in connection with which there had been habitual
evasion of the Company's rights. In the same year it was explained by
the Surat Council that among the commodities which they required from
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. were galls, red oxide, liquorice, almonds, raisins and skins,
but that they disapproved of a consignment of inferior Hamadan galls
which had been sent them at some time previously.
The armed ships of the Company which made the voyage to Persia in
1676 carried large quantities of broadcloth and tin, and their return
cargoes were expected to consist mainly of silk and wool; it was directed
that, if possible, a pretended seizure should be made at Bandar 'Abbas of
the " Siedpore a native Indian merchant vessel which had stolen away
to Persia without a pass from the Company. Dr. Fryer accompanied the
next year's armed fleet to Bandar'Abbas in 1677 and reported in the
following terms on the position of English trade: "The English
Company's Trade is but small here, only carrying off some few Drugs,
u Carmania Wool, Goats, Dates and Horses ; though they make it worth
" their while to keep an Agent in good Port {sic), as well from the
" Allowance from the Shawbunder, as by Consulage of 21. and i per
"Cent, for all Foreign Goods that seek their Protection; on which score
they seem to drive a Trade, and send up every Shipping Three or lour
hundred Camels laden with Indian Wares; as many as the Dutch
bring down to ship off on their own Stock and Ships : but this Year a
great Bluster was made with English Cloth and Tin brought by our
Arrival which, however, the understanding Traffickers smile at, know-

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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)
Arrangement

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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