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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎104] (247/1782)

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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acquainted that they were approaching the shore in order to land, instead of performing
hiu promise he remained quiet iu his Port; acd, tho' about ten o'clock the Agent
requested he would send a few men to our assistance, yet not a man could be
grot. The reason he asligned for not doing it was that one of his ships which
was at anchor in the anchor {sic) was in their Power and that, if he afforded
ns assistance of men, they would certainly carry her away ; tho', to he brief, he was
really afraid of the French, and not long after their landing sent them such refresh-
ments of greens and fruits as the season afforded, telling them he would supply them
with whatever [was] in his Power and the Place afforded.
Out of the few number of Europeans we had, we beg leave to acquaint your Honour
etc., that Ensign Johnston and Serjeant Ranscommon were so muchjindisposed as to
be able to do no duty the day we were attacked.
The French have sent the Europeans and Topassea on board their ships and have
given liberty to the sepoys to go where they like.
According to the best Intelligence we can get, the French have positive orders to
demolish the Factory, saying the English demolished their Settlement at Chandar-
nagore, tho' for the present to keep things smoothed with Moolah Ally Shaw they tell
lam they will make him present thereof ; at the same time they tell oar gentlemen
they have no such design, and that its only done to amuse him for the present, being
in want of his assistance. Messrs. Jiembou, Evans, John#tjn and Mainwaring now
repmr, at their own particular request, to Bombay.
T ik ) Iwo I icnch Ships were fitted out from the Islands, and, as they say, on
puipose frn this place, and had been just five weeks from thence when thev arrived
here.
soon as t he 1 rench are gone, we shall endeavour to get down this year's invest
ment of wool and endeavour to procure money to send the Linguist for to pay for the
same , and, should any Guard Ship have left Bombay with woolen goods for this
' 1 ' 6 er ^ 1 ' 3 lea,:: hes your Honour, etc., we shall take those ashore for market and
a teiwards send the vessel to Bussorah ; at present Woolens are in demand in the
in am Parts, according to the information we have received.
At present we reside at the Dutch Factqry.
We were unable till now to procure a Boat for Muscat, and, so soon as we can get
the 12th foi^Bussorah^ 11 t0 ^ Hon ' ble Com P an J- A boat was dispatched
We have wrote to Norotam at Muscat to pay the Freight of this Boat, being
^jpees iec bundled (300), which we request your Honour etc., will pay to his
We are with respect,
Hon'ble Sir & Sirs,
Your most obedient humble servants,
ALEXANDER DOOGLAS.
G ombboos WILLIAM NASH.
Si2Hd October 1759-
ARTICLES OF CAPITULATION WITH THE FRENCH AT GOMBEOON.
Articles of Capitulation for the English East India Company's Factory of Qom-
broon, between Alexander Douglas, Esq., Chief of the said Settlement, and Council, and
(n.ieui es ssais, Captain of His most Christian Majesty's Ship Cond^, and
-mman er in ie of the present Expedition, and Monsieur Charuyau, Captain
Commandant of the Land Forces.

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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)
Arrangement

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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