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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎115] (258/1782)

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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apparently in October, to meet the ships at Kangun ; and he was further
authorised, after matters should have been settled at Kangun, to take both
vessels to Rig for the purpose either of re-establishing the Factory or of
exacting reparation for the destruction of the Company's building.
These instructions found Mr. Wood in a depressed state of mind. His
relations with Mir Mahanna, whom he described as a " a young indiscreet
" man, wholly given up to the most destructive vices, and so extremely
" revengefull that it^s dangerous to give him even the slightest occasion of
''offence had been unfortunate from the first; the chief had begun to
utilise the debris of the Factory for building a wall round the towu, and
the Resident could not prevail on him to desist " neither by means of
" presents, nor by conforming to his intemperance in point of drinking, at
" frequent, nay almost daily visits and the Mir further refused to allow the
British to collect the customs on British goods, as his brother had promised
that they should do, unless they paid him Rs. 2,000 a year. At length, on the
night of the 6th of November between 10 and 11 p.m ., a body of Arabs
sent by Mir Mahanna appeared at the gate of the caravansarai where the
Resident lodged and insisted that he and the other Europeans, including
Mr. Hughes and a Mr. Purnell, should leave the place within half an
hour, as the chief suspected them to be enemies and in league with the
Dutch. They at first attempted to parley, but, on the Arabs preparing
to use force, had to retire on board the " Dragon and at their departure
the Topass * guard were disarmed and Mr. Wood's effects were plundered.
The next day Mir Mahanna invited them ashore again, but they refused
to go. By detaining the Chief's messenger Agha Mahmud, and by
sending two barrels of gunpowder as a present, Mr. ood in the course of
ten days succeeded in recovering most of the goods that had been left on
shore; but some private losses of his own remained which he proposed to
charge to the Company in his accounts. In the meanwhile the Swallow
and "Drake" had arrived at Rig, and on those vessels the staff of the Rig
Factory appear to have returned to Bandar Abbas, where they arri\ ed
at the beginning of December 1756. Mr. Wood now strongly dissuaded
the Agent from undertaking operations against either Kangun or Rig,
representing that the force available was not nearly sufficient for the
purpose, that the Arabs would be greatly exasperated, that no real
satisfaction would be obtained, and that the trade of Rig would be
thrown completely into the hands of the Dutch; he still, however,
professed to consider Rig an excellent market for British woollens and a
« Portuguese soldiers employed by the Company were called Topases.
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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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