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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎76] (219/1782)

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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time by the Armenians, and to request a Farman for exporting silk from
Bandar 'Abbas; but silk could now be obtained in Bengal at about half
of the prices current in Persia, and the matter had thus lost some of its
importance. In 1698 the Armenians, who had entered into an agreement
to take all the Company's cloth for the year, refused to give security for
payment, with the result that the contract was annulled and that the
Company's servants had to make new arrangements.
Flourisliing In 1700, in consequence of the Act imposing additional duties on
East India finished tissues from the East and also of a demand for raw si!k in
trade^not- England, the Company began to give more attention to the unwwked
feilur^'of in ^ ar ticle; the Persian trade was good ; and, though the only commolities
their silk and ggJeajjle were looking'-g'lasses and cloth, and fresh dilliculties with the
cloth scheme, 0 0
1700-06, Armenians arose, a whole vessel was required to carry away from
Bandar 'Abbas the silks, chintzes and Kirman wool that had been
accumulated. In 1701, as a war in Europe was apprehended by
which Italian and Spanish commerce might suffer, the Compaiy's
servants in Persia were instructed to procure all the raw silk, Kiman
wool and drugs that they could, in order to profit by the expected rie in
the European market. In 1705 it was reported from Persia that 4800
pieces of cloth could be sold annually in Persia if the trade were excluive,
and half that quantity so long as competition through Turkey and
Russia continued; but it was found that the system of bartering coth
for silk would not answer, on account of the high export duties on
silk, and that purchases could be made more advantageously with money;
in other words the Company's scheme of diverting the entire silk trade to
the Gulf, and of carrying it on without money by barter of cloth, hsd
proved a failure. In 1706 trade in Persia was very good; the greater
part of the Company's stock of cloth was sold at a profit of 16 per cent.;
and larger purchases than usual of Persian produce were made.
The trade The proceedings of the East India Company in 'Iraq during this period
'Iraq, U 1653- are described in the separate history of that province. The provi-
172^. sional Factory established at Basrah about 1643 apparently ceased to exist.
in 165 7 j and, during the remainder of the period, trade with Basrah was
maintained by ships specially sent to that port from Surat in charge of
servants of the Company. By the famous Capitulations of 1661, modified
in 1675, the position and trade of British subjects in the Turkish Empire
were placed on a sound footing.

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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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