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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎102] (245/1782)

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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102
1759
for the purpose of buying off an attack. While Muhammaxi Vali Khan's
intentions remained undeclared, the ketch " Viper " was detained at Bandar
'Abbas, in addition to the ordinary guard vessel, for the protection of the
British' Factory ; and her detention was subsequently approved by the
Presidency authorities.
About the middle of January 1759 Muhammad Vali Khan, who had
now been appointed Sardar of Garmsir in supersession of Nasir Khan,
advanced to Minab, and in fifteen days he entirely ruined the place,
his conduct being still that of a freebooter rather than of a Governor.
The Dutch Factory was finally withdrawn from Bandar 'Abbas at this
juncture. A couple of months later Muhammad Vali Khan approached
Bandar 'Abbas, and the Linguist of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , who was sent
to wait upon him, was " received very genteely and presented with a Coat
of Honour". Muhammad Vali Khan then publicly announced his inten
tion of reducing Lar and informed Mulla 'Ali Shah that, after bar
was taken, he would remove him from the government of Bandar 'Abbas,
but that wily character, who " seemed regardless of the continent in
" time of troubles, but generally returned as soon as they were blown over,
" behaving with the greatest arrogance," appeared less concerned at the
threats of Karim Khan's official than at the refusal of the British Agent
to lend him lis. 4,000. In April an unpleasant incident occurred, due
to the town having been deserted by its respectable inhabitants. The
door, timber, etc., of some of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. servants'' houses having been
carried off by robbers, complaint was made to the Persian Deputy -Governor
or Naib of Bandar ""Abbas, who denied that the culprits could be his
subjects and offered to punish them if produced. Some Arabs were accord
ingly arrested by the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. employes; but, while they were being con
ducted to the Naib, they drew their swords, wounded several men, and
escaped; and no redress could be obtained for this outrage, as it proved to
have been committed by dependants of the Qasimi Shaikh who at the time
were nominally engaged in cruising, in alliance with Arabs of Charak,
against Mir Mahanna, the piratical chief of Rig. In June Muhammad Vali
Khan was in the neighbourhood of Lar, where Karim Khan had ordered
him to remain.
Capture and ^^ober of the following year the British Factory at Bandar
destruotiou of 'Abbas was suddenly attacked, captured, and destroyed by a French fleet;
ractoi-y'at^b ^ ie w boie circumstances of the affair are minutely described in the
Baudar interesting despatches below, which have been taken from the original
fhe^rencl rec0 ^s of the Bombay Presidency*
October-
November
1769.
* Tlie liberty has been taken of amending the punctuation, etc., to a slight extent.

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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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