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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎97] (240/1782)

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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the East India Company from the decrease of trade at Bandar 'Abbas
In 1728 the Afghans appeared at Bandar 'Abbas, took the town, and*
fell foul of the Dutch. Upon this, it would appear, the Dutch seized
Hormuz, but were persuaded to give it up again by the British
Agent ana his subordinates, who mediated. The local Persian authorities
then attacked and expelled the Afghans ; but the latter succeeded in re
taking the town, and on this occasion plundered the British Factory
Finally, the Persians having ousted the Afghans and having been induced
by the Dutch to believe that the British had assisted the marauders, a fine
of m Tumans was imposed on the British Factory by the Persian
authorities and some of the Company's premises were seized.
In the spring of 1736, Nadir Shall having then very recently ascended Events
the throne, the native merchants of Bandar 'Abbas were sorely oppressed da . ring t ' h0
by the local authorities and abandoned the place ; but they were prevailed Nadir Shah,
upon to return. The Persian expedition to'Oman in 1737 and that to ir66 ~ i7 '
Makran in 1739 were both made, in so far as movements by sea were
involved, from Bandar 'Abbas as a base.
A mutiny occurred, in August 1740, of the Arab crews by whom 1740.
Nadir Shah's vessels in the lower 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 manned; it was
accompanied by the murder of the Admiral, a Persian named Mir 'AH
Khan ; and it was followed by a distribution of the Persian fleet, consisting
of three ships, a grab and a brigantine, between the Arab Shaikhs of
Qishm and Ras-al-Khaimah. The Dutch were induced to send two
20-guii vessels, which they had in port, against the mutineers ; but,
after a favourable opportunity of recovering the grab had been missed,'
their vessels returned ignominiously to Bandar 'Abbas on the 13th of
September. A new Darya Baigi or Persian Admiral, " who had never
seen a ship or the sea in his life," then arrived to take charge of
affairs. After fitting out a Persian ketch with the help of the British
and hoisting the British flag on it, as related in the last section, he set
out on the 23rd of September with this ketch, two Dutch ships, a
small grab and about 20 Trankis to look for the enemy ; but the only
action fought was a small skirmish, by which the Admiral was so
terrified that he returned hastily to Bandar 'Abbas on 12th of October
pursued as far as Kung by the rebels. Whether the Persian ships were
ever recovered from the Arabs does not appear ; but the general condition
of affairs on shore was now better than previously, and some attention at
length seemed to be paid at Bandar 'Abbas to the welfare of the Shah 's
subjects.
In the spring of 1744 a very curious and involved affair occurred at 1744.
Bandar Abbas. It began with the receipt by the British and the Dutch
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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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