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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎112] (255/1782)

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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who had now a great influence in the Gulf and whose settlement on
Kharag faced Rig, was to be avoided ; but it is difficult to resist the
conjecture that the Rig enterprise was in reality directed chiefly against
them.
Mr. Wood, though his instructions referred to Rig only, stopped at
Bushehr on hie way and endeavoured to come to an agreement with
Chief of Rig, Shaikh Nasir for settling there instead ; but the Shaikh would not agree
to cede the customs on British goods except on condition of receiving a
fixed payment of R b . 1,500 a year. Eventually the IJesident, in consequence
of remonstrances and orders from Bandar J Abbas, proceeded to Rig
where he arrived in June. He found no merchants present at the port,
but the chief Mir Husain, who had been summoned to Shiraz by Karim
Khan and was on the point of leaving, postponed his departure for three
days, readily granted the privileges which Mr. Wood had been directed
to solicit, and assured him that " the credit of the English would very
" soon draw all the merchants back again to Bunderick and restore the
"place to its former flourishing condition/'
The demeanour of the inhabitants of Rig became so insolent after
their chiefs departure that the Resident withdrew to Basrah and thee to
Bushehr, where he proposed to remain until Mir Husain's return to Rig;
there under a ^ ie rece jpt of a Raqam from Karim Khan, authorising the establish-
Kaqam from r 1 . . . i tt
Karim Khan, ment of a Factory at Rig, caused him again to change his mind, tie
September returned to Hig in September and, being well received on this occasion
1756. by the people of the place, proceeded to settle down.
Proceedings On the 6th of April 1756 Mr. Wood crossed over in the "Neptune
deni at^RK g a ll e y Kharag Island, where he remained until the 15th, carefully
April 1756. observing the methods and proceedings of the Dutch, whose guest he
was. On the 20th of April Mir Husain and his brother Mir Mahanna
arrived at Rig from Shiraz, where they had both been imprisoned by
Karim Khan, and only released " in consideration of their known
* povertythey had performed the journey home on foot in company
with Qaid Haidar Khan, the ruler of Hayat Davud, and with a great
number of Rushehr people. Mr. Wood, Hnding them " quite bare of
" provisions, cloths and money, .... was obliged to make them
" a present, consisting chiefly of rice and piece-goods, to the amount of
u nearly three hundred and sixty (360) Rupees, which . • wa6 no ^
" only necessary but quite unavoidable."
* And possibly on account of the straits to which Azad Khan, Afghan, had at this
time reduced Karim Khan.
Agreement
with Mir
Hnsftin.
June 1755.
Temporary
withdrawal
from Rig
and return

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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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