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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎110] (253/1782)

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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was fully expected that the Khan of Lar, after stripping Ja^far Khan of
his infamously acquired riches^ would allow him to return to Bandar
'Abbas in order that he might collect more. Peace was at length con
cluded between the Bani MVin on the one side and Mulla 'Ali Shah and
the Qawasim on the other, the terms being that the Bani Ma'in should
keep Hormuz and be placed in possession of the Laft fort, while the
Qasimi Shaikh should retain the ship " Rahmani/' and that the revenues
of Qishm Island should be equally divided for the future among the three
parties to the peace. The settlement, however, promised little advantage
to the general tranquillity, for it set free the Bani MVin to commit
depredations in other quarters. Thus in January 1763 they seized
Kuhistak, a port belonging to the Minab chief, and pretended to hold
it at the disposal of the Khan of Lar, their real object being to induce the
Khan to place them in possession of Bandar 'Abbas ; but to this he
would by no means consent, and it was reported that on the contrary he
desired them to enter his service as sailors, bringing their own ships,
when, on condition of their not carrying on any trade and merely cruising
according to his directions, he would grant them regular pay. Such an
arrangement would, it was foreseen by the British Agent at Bandar
'Abbas, probably lead to the Bani Ma^In becoming common pirates; but
at this juncture the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. was suddenly withdrawn, as described
in an earlier section, and the interest of the Company and their
servants in Bandar 'Abbas affairs came to an end.
Aftairs on the Persian coast between Rig and Kangun, 1722-63.
Position
BQghehr
1755.
Until 1755 events on the Persian coast of the Gulf above Fandar
'Abbas possessed almost no interest for the representatives of the bast
India Company in Persia; and we have consequently little information
regarding them before that year.
The government of Bushehr was seized, in the first half of the 18th
century, by a family belonging to the Matarish tribe of 'Oman who were
Sunnis. In the reign of Nadir Shah, however, in hope of being appointed
to command the fleet which that ruler created and stationed partly at
Bushehr, the head of the family, whose name was Nasir, became a Shi ah
along with the whole of his relations,—an act of apostacy by which he
incurred the dislike of the other Arabs of Bushehr, and indeed that of

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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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