'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (233/1782)
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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mente. The relations of the Company with Nadir ended, not unpleasantly,
with this incident, and with the issue to their Linguist at the
Shah's camp of " a Rogam freeing the English of the Up Country
Dutys, which was well worded*".
The death of Nadir Shah exposed the Company's establishments in
Persia to fresh dangers and difficulties, and in December 1747 an order
was sent from Bombay to Bandar 'Abbas for the withdrawal of the up-
country Factories at Isfahan and Kirman ; but it is not clear, in the case
of either place, that the instructions were obeyed.
Early in 1748 it was reported that the Company's Resident at Isfahan
had applied to the new Shah for a renewal of the Company's privileges
and had received a satisfactory reply ; and a journey by a Mr. Danvers
Graves from Bandar 'Abbas to Kirman to collect debts due to the
Company, which had been in contemplation, was apparently performed
as soon as the roads were clear.
It might perhaps have been well if the up-country factories in Persia
had been withdrawn, as directed by the Bombay Presidency in 1747, for
in 1750, while Messrs. Graves and Dalrymple were at Isfahan enquiring
into some irregularities that had occurred there, the Factory was attacked
and plundered and the two gentlemen themselves were ill-treated, wounded,
and stripped. They regained Bandar 'Abbas with ditiiculty in the month
of October; but Mr. Dalrymple, broken down by the hardships
which he had undergone, died before the end of the year, and the
factory at Isfahan was never re-opened. The outrage was ascribed to
rebels against the Shah's authority, by which expression, however, the
Afghans of Ahmad Shah, Abdali, were probably meant.
In 1750 the case of Muhammad Baig, one of the Ambassadors whom
Nadir Shah had sent to the Mughal court, attracted some attention in
India. This individual, having been robbed by the governor of Sura;
under the Mughals, applied to the East India Company for their good
offices and received some assistance, but not so much as he desired. He
then endeavoured through Mulla 'Ali Shah, the Persian Admiral at
Bandai Abbas, to induce the Company to do more on his behalf;
but the Bombay Government instead raised the question of detaining,
on account of sums due to themselves by the Ambassador, a ship
belonging to him which they had saved from the Mughals. How
the matter ended is not clear; but it seems that in 1751 Muhammad Baig
wrote a letter to Mulla'Ali Shah, belittling the military power of the
British in India, and that the Persian Admiral in consequence adopted a
very insolent tone towards the Company's servants at Bandar 'Abbas.
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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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