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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎108] (251/1782)

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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1761.
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Minab, who had been urging the release of Mulla "'Ali Shah's family, he
sent some Bani MVin and Charak Arabs to garrison that place ; but he
was now most anxious to come to terms with Karim Khan of Shiraz in
regard to the government of Garmsir and for this purpose suddenly
departed to Lnr, after expressing a desire " to clap up a peace " with Mulla
'AH Shah—yet without doing so—and neglecting an opportunity afforded
bv the arrival of a Masqat vessel to his assistance of making an attack
upon the Arabs of Ras-al-Khaimah. The loan to the Khan of Lar was
approved by the Bombay Presidency on the ground that it could not have
been avoided ; but they remarked that " there is no end of those imposi-
" tions when once submitted to, and it is avoid them that we point out
a the Agent's removal to Bussorah or elsewhere, or only going with the
"goods for a time to other ports."
In April 1761 matters were still unsettled between Karim Khan and
INasir Khan ; the latter, notwithstanding many promises, had not repaid
any part of the loan of 1,000 Tumans, and his brother J a'far Khan, on
whose attitude the safety of the British depended and whom it was
therefore necessary to placate, had run up a debt of Rs. 3,718 at the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. . It was now the opinion of the Agent and Council in Persia
that, " the people of that Kingdom and its Coasts being of so bad a
''Disposition, Europeans would find it difficult to live amongst them as
" formerly, unless they were determined to resent affronts/' and they
described them as a race " who only regarded the present and had neither
" honour nor honesty, who kept troops at the expense of the induBtrious,
" and who paid no regard to the fair trade." Matters, so far from improv-
ing, still grew worse. In May, an attack by Arabs on Bandar 'Abbas
being apprehended, Ja'far Khan began to construct defences of smaller
perimeter than those existing; and he so arranged matters as to bring the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. building into the new town wall, which he insisted that the British
should assist in defending. It was feared by Mr. Dynoke Lister,
who then held charge, that these dispositions might cover some design of
seizing the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , and a month's supply of wood and water was laid in,
while J a far Khan continued to urge a disagreeable request for the loan of a
couple of guns. In the autumn Nasir Khan obtained the government of
Garmsir from Karim Khan on condition of paying 2,000 Tumans a year
as revenue, of maintaining 100 musketeers at Shiraz, and of holding all
his troops at the disposal of the Vakil for operations in Garmsir.
A temporary improvement in the situation at Bandar 'Abbas followed,
and the Khan even repaid in cash 50 of the 1,000 Tumans that were due
fiom him and offered further payments in kind. On account partly oi

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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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