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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎96] (239/1782)

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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Two hired Trankie carrying the stock of the Bander 'Abbae Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company.
having been despatched to Basrah under convoy of the " Drake and
arrangements having been made for the sale of two Trankis belonging
to the Company, Mr. Douglas apparently returned to Bombay, despatch
ing ahead of him by the " Prince of Wales " all the treasure of the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. except a parcel of Mahmudis, which, as they would not pasB
current in India, he sent to Basrah with the other goods. These spirited
and on the whole well-conducted operations at its abandonment are perhaps
the least unsatisfactory episode in the whole history of the Bander 'Abbas
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , and they had a considerable effect in restoring the credit of the
British name in the lower Gulf, where it had been impaired by insolence
and injury too long tamely endured.
Affairs at Bandar 'Abbas and in its neighbourhood, 1722-63.
General
character.
Events be
fore the
accession of
Nadir Shah,
1722-36.
We may row turn to the local history of Bandar 'Abbas and its
adjacent districts, of which the events, towards the close of the period,
will be found to afford a full explanation of the withdrawal of the
British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in 1763. The truth is that this part of Persia became,
after the death of Nadir Shah, a pandemonium of indecisive warfare
among petty chiefs who had little real power, and who were devoid of all
sense of dignity and administrative responsibility. The principal figures
in this strife were Nasir Khan,* the Persian chief of Lar, a district and
town at some distance in the interior ; Mulla 'Ali Shah, an Arab born,
but, as commandant of the Persian fleet and governor of Bandar 'Abbas
under Nadir Shah, usually regarded as a Persian official; and, during a
part of the time, 'Abdul Shaikh, chief of Qishm and head apparently
of the Bani Ma'in tribe, whose influence was generally predominant on
that island.
During the Afghan occupation of Persia (1722-29) affairs in the
neighbourhood of Bandar 'Abbas were very unsettled. The Qasimi
Shaikh of Ras-al-Khaimah upon the Arabian coast having established a
port of hie own at Basidu on Qishm Island in opposition to Bandar
'Abbas, Mr. Draper, the British Agent in Persia, proceeded against him
in April 1727 with the " Britannia " frigate, " Bengal " galley and two
1 rankis, and obliged him to make good the loss which had resulted to
* The name is spelt both Nassir and Nasseer in the records tnd may ther «fore bBi p
been either Nasir or Nas^r.

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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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