Skip to item: of 1,782
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎106] (249/1782)

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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

106
Article 8th.
In uonclusion of the Exchange o£ Monsieur D 'Estaing, and at his particular
request to Monsieur Des Essars, Alexandtr Douglas, Esq., Chief of the English
East India Company's Settlement of Gombroon .\nd all others mentioned in the
fourth Article have liberty, and may carry away all llieir own effects, of what kind
or sort soever, excepting Ammunition, E'rovisioms Marine, Military or Warlike
Stores, or any thing tending thereto, or to the Art of War.
Gombroon the fourteenth day of October, at six o'clock in the u^ning and in the
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.
A lexakdbr D ouglas.
D es E bsabs. W illiam N ash.
Chabutau. Richard Johnston.
Bombay Castle, 26th December 1759-
Game in a Dingey with a letter from the Agent and Council at Gombroon, dated
the 8th ultimo, acquainting us that the French left that place the 2nd, and they
believed were really gone to the Islands. That on the 30th October at night they
went on board their ships after setting fire to the Factory, wherein they had dug
mines and placed combustibles, by which means great part of it was destroyed ; but,
had it not been for the villainy of Moolah Ally Shaw, they believe much might have
been saved, for when the French quitted it not a Door of the Compound was touched ;
but no sooner were they gone than he set fire thereto in order to get the Iron Work;
and they also left behind upwards of 30,000 maunds of Copper and other Goodg, but,
notwithstanding their repeated applications to him for People to Guard them, he
gave them up to a general pillage, and was so barefaced as to confess, in a visit he
made the Agent, that he believed there was none but what had a share in the booty.
However, they hoped he would be convinced the English could resent an injury,
which might easily be done. That they concluded he had gained on the whole about
60,000 Rupees, exclusive of the guns, etc., left him by the French, and his whole
tribe of Arabs had profited in proportion ; and that he had entered into an alliance
offensive and defensive with the French, the obligation being signed by Monsieur
•^^staing and wrote in French, and his was wrote in Persian^]. That they bad
meotiot^d the little regard shewn to the article of Capitulation and believe, if
Monsieur D'Estaing had not been there, Des Essars would have deprived them of
every commou necessary, as he publickly avowed his aversion to all Englishmen and
acted in such a manner as to dishonour the name of a Commander -in-Ohief. That
they bad burnt the " bpeedwell and, [as] from what the Agent and Council could
learn, they (were) bound to the Islands ; and, Serjeant Ranscommon being unable to
undeitake so long a voyage, they had wrote to Monsieur D'Estaing for his being bent
on shoie, which ho had granted and only desired one of his countrymen might be
released in his stead, which they hoped we would comply with *
* Low {Indian ISavy, I. 152—3) states that d'Estaing virtually commanded
the expedition and was therefore guilty of breach of parole : he adds that the French
certainly derived more profit than honour from this feat of arms, for we are"
told the account of how they laid regular siege to an almost defenceless factory was"
received with surprise and derision by all military gentlemen in Indk."

About this item

Content

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:

Extent and format
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.

Physical characteristics

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.
Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎106] (249/1782), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000032> [accessed 18 October 2018]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000032">'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [&lrm;106] (249/1782)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023575942.0x000032">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/IOR_L_PS_20_C91_1_0249.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000884.0x000148/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image