'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (218/1782)
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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ment of cloth for the East was captured at sea by the French, where
upon the East India Company despatched £60,000 worth of English
cloth by their year's fleet and decided to advance the price of that
commodity in Persia by 50 per cent. It was now their object to divert
the Persian silk trade from Aleppo to Isfahan, where the silk might
be obtained in exchange for their cloth and then sent by caravan to
Bandar 'Abbas for shipment.
la 1692 the Agent in Persia had been directed to proceed to Isfahan
to confer with the leading Armenian merchants, and to make arrange
ments for the accommodation at that city of some young writers who were
being sent from England as apprentices in the Persian trade, and who
woull be expected to study the language of the Armenians and their me
thod; of business. In 1693 "insinuations " against the Armenians began
to be icceived, perhaps to the effect that they were not sufficiently devoted
to tie Company's interests; but it was ordered that certain contracts
which had been formed with them should nevertheless be fulfilled. In
169) the Armenians began to make difficulties in exchanging the East
Indit Company's English cloth for silk, alleging that the rival trade by
way of Aleppo was still in full vigour; the English sub-Agent at
Isfaian reported unfavourably on the character of some of the Armenian
brokrs j and the Agent, it would seem, was obliged to proceed to the
capial to adjust matters# It now appeared that the Armenians were
not really acting in the interests of the East India Company, for they
eqully supported the English trade with Persia through Aleppo; and in
16f6 two additional East India Factors were sent to Tabriz and Mashhad
exiressly to undersell the Turkey Company's cloth in those markets.
Tie Persian market, owing to this competition, was soon glutted with
Bjglish cloth; but the East India Company's sales at Isfahan and
Jandar 'Abbas produced 80,000 "sequins^. As much cloth as possible
tvas disposed of in 1697 at Bandar 'Abbas, Shiraz and Isfahan by under
selling the Turkey Company's goods ; and at the end of the year the
Court of the Company decided to persevere in this competition. Mean
while the Armenians, who seem to have preferred the Aleppo route, were
successful in preventing the issue of a Eaqam authorising the East India
Company to export silk by way of Bandar 'Abbas ; but the Company's
servants, notwithstanding their opposition, were able to sell large quantities
of cloth, brought by the ship " Charles the Second" to Bandar 'Abbas
on 17 months' credit to Persian shop-keepers. Mr. Barwell, who went as
Chief Agent to Persia in 1698, was instructed not only to continue
pushing the sale of the Company's cloth but also to obtain, if possible,
an entrance into the silk trade, which was evidently monopolised at this
tion of the
pany 's pro
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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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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