'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (230/1782)
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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representatives at Bandar 'Abbas went on board ship to escape evil
consequences, reporting at the same time that Nadir would not be pacified
unless the British made amends for their previous unfriendly action at
Basrah by assisting him to take that place. On receiving* this
information the Presidency of Bombay endeavoured, but unsuccessfully,
to recall the " Queen Caroline/ J which had just sailed for Persia with
their Agent; they despatched the galley " Prince of Wales" and the
ships " Robert" and " Jenny " to the assistance of their staff at Bandar
A bbas ; they decided, with questionable good faith, to grant a passage
to a Persian Ambassador returning from India and then, if it should
appear advisable, to detain him as a hostage ; and, finally, they authorised
the sale, but only in an extremity, of one or two of their vessels to the
Persian Government. A little later, towards the end of 1735, "a
strange Kaqarn " was issued by Nadir, who was now expected to proclaim
himself Shah, to the effect that the British should be exempt from
customs duty to the extent of 1,000 Tumans a year or so much more as
Muhammad Taqi Khan, the governor of Pars, might think fit; but
Nadir still continued to urge the Company's representatives to supply
him with ships, and they were at last constrained to agree that, on
condition of a deposit of 8,000 Tumans in cash being made^ they would
procure him two vessels of 20 guns each. Meanwhile, on account of
insults and oppressions, the Factory at Isfahan was closed; but corre
spondence with Nadir and his local officials on the subject of a renewal of
privileges continued, and the prospect of a peace between the Persians
and the Turks gave ground for hope that the difficulties of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
at Bandar ''Abbas would shortly come to an end.
After his accession to the throne of Persia, which took place early Relations
in 1786, Nadir Shah made peace with the Turks and began to show a d " r ' ng
. . . ^ reign of
very favourable disposition towards the English. Nadir Shah,
ti . j „ . . , . . . 1736-47.
Me remained hrm, however, m his determination to create a Persian
navy in the Gulf for general purposes ; and the Company's representa
tives were obliged to make good their promise of supplying two ships
on payment, an offer which they had not expected that the Shah would
accept. The vessels provided were the a Northumberland, which the
Persians—not being good judges in marine matters—readily took over
although she was in bad condition,* and the " Cowan/'' which was in
reality a fine ship. By the end of 1736 the Shah had apparently renewed
* Xhig appears to have been due to the fraudulent behaviour of a Captain Mylne
whose effects were ordered to be attached in case the Persians should raise any claim,
but they did not.
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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