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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎80] (223/1782)

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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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. from the Invasion of Persia by the
Afghans to the removal of the British Headquarters in the Gulf
from Bandar 'Abbas, 1722-63.*
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The Seven
Years' War,
1756-63.
Events in Europe and India, 1722-63.
During the period now to be examined, the only events in Europe affect
ing- the position of Great Britain in India and 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 the
Silesian Wars and the Seven Years' War, in both of which Britain took
part against France.
The Sileflian In the Silesian Ware, which began in 17-1-2, Holland, the only other
Wars, 1742- European power having important interests 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. , joined
with Britain in supporting the cause of Maria Theresa. The Britifih
victory at Dettingen in 1743 and defeat at Fontenoy in 1745 were inci
dents of this war, with which also was connected the Jacobite invasion of
Scotland and England in 1745-46. In India Britain lost Madras to
the French in 1746, but recovered it under the treaty of Aix-la-Cbapelle
in 1748.
By the Seven Years' War, which continued from 1756 to 1763, the
maritime and colonial superiority of Britain over France was definitely
established. Passing over the incidents of the struggle in Europe,
of which the battle of Minden in 1759 was the most important,
and over events in America, we may observe that the course of operations
in the East was favourable to Britain and resulted in the total overthrow
of the French power there. The British Factory at Bandar 'Abbas 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. was, as we shall see further on, captured and destroyed
* The principal authorities relating to the period 1772-63 in the Persian Oulf
are an anonymous official Precis containing Infovmution in Tegavd to the
Connection of the Hon hie East India Company with Turkish Arabia, printed
in 1874, and Mr. J. A. Saldanha'a Selections from State Papers, Bombay, regarding
the East India Company's Connection with 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. , with a Summwy
of Events, 1600—1800, printed in 1905, both covering the whole period. For the
general affairs of Persia Malcolm's History of Persia, 1815, and for that of Turkej
Creasy « History of the Ottoman Turks, 1856, may be consulted, as before. Apart
from the semi-offioial authorities first quoted, the most valuable sources of historical
information about the Gulf countries at this titne are Niebuhr's Description de
i Arabie, 1774, and his I oyage en Arabic, 1776, referring particularly to the year
1/65-66 bu^ dealing also with earlier events. Mention may also be made of
Ives's Journey from Persia to England, 1773, relating chiefly to occurrences in or
about 1758, and of Five Letters from a Free Merchant in Bengal, 1777.

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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:

Extent and format
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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