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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎114] (257/1782)

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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hither for the arms, which were flent you by the first Tessel tb»t .ailed teaceaft.,11
reeoipt and yoo ooold have applied to the Resident at Bu,sorah to have procured .nd
sent voa on the Hon'ble Company'^ account sueh materials as yon stood in need of
A. the Hon'ble the President and Council direct that every proper esped.eatbe
trved for making a settlement at Bm.detiok and conceive great hopes from the prom™,
vo,, formerly wrote were made you hy several merchant, at Bnssorah as also
Ling wrete hither that you doubted not but it would answer the Hon hie th.
President and Council's expectations, (I) shall not give any direct,on. for yonr qmttog
Buuderick until 1 receive their further orders on that head; nor would I ha.e ,on
take such a step unless you apprehend your and the people . live, in danger, or some-
thing very material happen, that I can't at present foresee.
You ought to represent to Meet Man,.a the advantages it will be to Buudetiek Mr
Hoa'hle Masters having a settlement there; on the other Haud that he maJ depead
the Honourable the President and Council of Bombay w,ll take sat,.fact,™ for an,
insult offered the Hou'hle Company or therr Servant..
AsHnssain Caun Cad jar is now in this Kingdom with a large array, and, karrag
taken possession of Spabann some time past and uow besieging Shyra.h, a revoleUon
may soon be ejected, and if hi. designs are to keep po.se,,ion of the Country he
undoubtedly appoint proper person, to reduce these Shaiks to hi. obedience and give
encouragement to all merchants whatever, and then it ma, not be in Meer Manna e,
the Dutch their powers to give any obstructions. A little time w,ll .how, (h)» r.
Intentions.
It' B currently reported here that Meet Manna on your return to Bnndenck from
Bnssorah made an offer of rebuilding the house at his own expense, which, ,f true,
I am Burprized to find no mention made thereof in your advices.
I am,
Sib,
Your Loving Friend,
Alexander Douglas.
Gomb*oon ;
4th July 1756.
Contemplated
expedition
against
Kan gun and
Rig.
October
1765.
In July the Bombay Government, who were still in ignorance of these
events, despatched an assistant to Mr. Wood in the person of a
Mr. Hughes.
Meanwhile trouble had arisen between the Company and the Shaikh of
Kang-un, one of the principal ports after Bushehr between Bandar Abbas
and Big, the cause being aggressions committed on two vessels trading
under the Company's protection. The authorities at Bombay ordered
the Agent at Bandar 5 Abbas to send the " Swallow " and " Drake/' i
they could be spared, to demand satisfaction; and Mr. Wood at Rig;
being acquainted with the details of the affair, was to accompany the
expedition. Orders were accordingly sent to Mr. Wood by the Agent

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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)
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.

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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' [‎114] (257/1782), 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_100023575942.0x00003a> [accessed 14 August 2018]

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