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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎109] (252/1782)

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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his general misgovernment and partly of the complaints of the Bam
Ma'in, JVfar Khan was now recalled from Bandar ^Abbas, his place
there being taken by one Haji 'Ali who proved in all respects an excellent
governor. The Bam Ma'ln at Hormuz, who found it difficult to subsist
on account of the scarcity of water and whom the perpetual attacks of
the Qawasim had now reduced to poverty, were permitted to remove, and
some of them apparently went to Charak. Encouraged probably by
the partial removal of the Bani Ma'in, Mulla 'Ali Shah, whose family
were confined in the Fort at Hormuz, now proceeded to the Arabian
coast and returned with a force of Qawasim ; and two assaults were made
upon Hormuz by him and his allies ; but without success^ for they were
repulsed by the natives of Hormuz and by some of the Bani Ma'in who
lemained. In the course of these operations 2,400 bags of rice consigned
from Masqat to the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bandar 'Abbas were seized by the
Qawasim and converted by Mulla 'Ali Shah to his own use without
payment of compensation, whereby the Agent was obliged to apply to
Nasir Khan for a supply of rice, to be credited as repayment in part of
the loan due from him. At the end of 1761 the restless Bani Ma'in were
still on the move ; those of them who had been to Charak had now returned
to Hormuz ; but a number of the tribe had been induced by Haji 'Ali to
settle quietly at Bandai"' Abbas with their families.
Prospects were again altered for the worse by the unexpected return of
Ja far Khan, on the 3rd of February 1762, to resume the government
of Bandar 'Abbas in supersession of Haji 'Ali : his reappointment was a
disagreeable surprise to the Bani Ma'in, who had settled there on a distinct
assurance from the Khan that Ja'far would never come back, and who now
a found themselves trepanned." Ja'far Khan at once resumed his
oppressions, especially of persons connected with the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ;
and in a few months tlie town of Bandar 'Abbas, which under Haji
'Ali had begun to recover its population and prosperity, was reduced
to a few date-stick huts. Only a few well-to-do inhabitants remained,
and there were no longer any customs to be collected. Nasir Khan
also made so many excuses for not repaying the loan which he had
taken from the Company that the money began to be regarded as lost;
and the Agent and Council were at length forced by various circums
tances to believe "that former oppressions, as well as those then practised,
were with his approbation and consent." The general position was
described as intolerable.
On the 10th of January 1763 Ja'far Khan was recalled to Lar ; but
his father-in-law, an avaricious man, was appointed in his place and it

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎109] (252/1782), 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_100023575942.0x000035> [accessed 17 November 2018]

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