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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎116] (259/1782)

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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good place for obtaining- grain and wine at moderate prices ; but he insisted
strongly on the necessity of providing a defensible house for the Resident,
to cover the building of which he thought that a large a vessel with 200
able-bodied men and two Gallivats would be required. So ended the
Company J s experiment * at Rig; and the expedition to Kangun was
abandoned. Mr. Wood seems to have received compensation from the
Company, on account of his private losses, to the extent of Rs. 0,000 or more.
War between In 1759 there was war between Mir Mahanna and the Shaikh of
liig^and^ ^ Charak, and the latter had apparently the support of the Qasimi Shaikh
Charak, 1750. of Ras-al-Khaimah.
Course of British trade 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. , 1722-63.
The trade The trade of the East India Company in Persia, notwithstanding the
serious political obstacles which it had to encounter, the generally
disturbed state of the country, and the depreciation of Persian silver, seems
to have flourished during this period in a considerable degree; but
between the years 1726 and 1730 it was at a very low ebb.
In December 1736 Kirman wool t was despatched from Bandar' Abbas
to Bombay to t he amount of 392 bags ; but it was unpacked as for want of
large timbers, the Company's servants had been unable to set up a press.
In addition to this consignment a further quantity of 6,000 maunds had
been sent off from Kirman, which, in consequence of the impressment of
transport for laying out provisions on the route of Nadir Shah's troops
marching to Qandahar, did not reach Bandar 'Abbas in time to be shipped
with the rest, 14,000 maunds more, also, had been purchased. The
Company's establishment at Kirman was at this time in charge of a
Parsi named " Seawax in regard to whom the Agent and Council at
Bandar 'Abbas were of opinion that, " tho' a very honest man ", he
" ought not to be trusted alone in Carmenia, as being a Gaber he is
liable to be fleeced by the Government, who would oblige him to make
" presents or lend the Company's money on any pretext, by which his
" Expenses might be greater than would be occasioned by the Continuance
Tn March 1757 the Company still had the establishment of a Factory at Rig in
view, but no action w;is taken on accotint of difficulties which probably arose from the
war with Prance.
t This commodity from Kirman was always described as wool, but it seems to haw
been in reality goats'-hair: see page 118 post. Refer also to Oliver 's Voyage, 11,459.

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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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