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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎118] (261/1782)

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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1748.
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1761.
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Mr. Savage, when the winter should be over, from Kirman to Mashhad,
as by this means the Russia Company's goods might be driven out of
Khurasan and their only remaining market in Persia closed and the proposal
was approved by the Bombay Presidency; but difficulties connected with
inland duties and the generally disturbed state of the country prevented
its execution. Muhammad Taqi Khan was for a time in revolt at Shiraz,
and it appeared that his proceedings might result in bad debts to the
Company, notably in the case of the Kalantar of Shiraz, who owed them
400 Tumans and who was now blinded and despoiled of his goods on
suspicion of sympat hising with the rebellious governor. In this year dates
to the value of Rs. 2,142 are mentioned as having been sold by the
Bandar 'Abbas Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to an English merchant, and the reference is
one of the earliest to that commodity.
After the warehouses at Kirman had been cleared by sales, 141 bales
of broadcloth and 1,000 pieces of perpets were sent there in March 1747 ;
this left no broadcloth at all in stock at Bandar 'Abbas, and the
Agent and Council requested that a supply might be sent them immediately
from Bombay. The Presidency having in this year ordered a large
quantity of Kirman wool exclusive of previous indents, the Company's
servants at Bandar 'Abbas stated that they would endeavour to obtain
it through Mr. Graves, but that they were not sanguine of success because,
" from the oppression of the Government, the people are obliged to sell
u their goats in the market to raise money for their tax, & the villages
" circumjacent had been plundered and their O oats destroyed." From this
remark it would seem that the so-called "wool"of Kirman, at the
time such an important article of export, was in reality goats '-hair:
a supposition which seems to be corroborated by the fact that the favour
ite quality was neither black nor white, but " red."
At the beginning of 1748 the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bandar 'Abbas was so short
of cash that 2,000 maunds of copper were sent to Barkah * for sale^
though no advices had been received thence.
In 1749 the Court of the Company were pleased to order " a provision
of fiftv thousand pounds weight of Carmenia Wool, as much of it red as
may be procurable, and as cheep as possible, without any limitation as to
" price," and orders were given accordingly to the Agent and Council at
Bandar 'Abbas. Copper was still a leading export from Perf;ia, but there
is nothing to show from what source it was obtained.
In 1751 the prospects of trade were not encouraging, owing to the
anarchy that then prevailed throughout Persia and to rumourc of a renewal
Stc, hut pethapg the name is a mistake for Basrah.

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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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