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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎88] (231/1782)

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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some of the Company's privileges, but the remainder still trembled in
the balance; and, rather than offend the Shah, the Agent and Council at
Bandar 'Abbas reluctantly undertook the conveyance to India of a
Persian Ambassador to the Mughal court, a service which bad been
demanded of the Dutch but which they, for want of a ship, bad been
unable to perform. Earlier in the year, from similar motives, the British
had been obliged to entertain a son of Muhammad Taqi Khan at Isin
near Bandar 'Abbas at great expense, and to give him valuable presents.
A letter from the President at Bombay, congratulating Nadir Sbah on
his accession, was duly delivered to that potentate and elicited assuraucee
of favour and protection.
1737. On the 13th of February 1737, probably in connection with a
Persian expedition against 'Oman which sailed on the let of April
following, the Baiglarbaig of Fars, Muhammad Taqi Khan, arrived in
person at Bandar 'Abbas. Subject to confirmation by his master,
he renewed by Raqam all the former privileges of the English in Persia
except the right of receiving 1,000 Tumans a year from the customs
of Bandar 'Abbas; he substituted for the last a right of taking one-third
of the customs on goods imported in British ships, a British repre
sentative to be present at the customs house on such occasions; and
he promised that British merchants should be civilly and justly
treated. His entertainment cost the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. 150 Tumans in presents and
other expenses; and they also found it necessary to give him a bill on
Kirman for 200 Tumans in silver, in order that he might not prohibit
the exportation of copper and Black Money * and goods other than wool
from Kirman, as he talked of doing. The Company's staff were not
urged to give assistance, which they had in fact been instructed by
their superiors in India to refuse, in the expedition against 'Oman; but
bo much pressure was brought to bear upon the Dutch that they
eventually sent a ship.
1741, After this the East India Company had no dealings of consequence
with Persian officials until 1740, when, as described further on, a
serious mutiny occurred in the Persian naval service, and the British and
the Dutch were called upon to help in its suppression : on this occasion
the old claim that the English were bound by an agreement to assist
the Persians in tneir maritime undertakings was once more advanced
by the Persian Admiral. The Dutch gave the Persians some real
assistance, though of an ineffectual kind ; but the British confined their
action to the loan of some saluting guns, a gunner, and a detachment
Evidently " Siyah Puli. e., coined copper.

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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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