'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (263/1782)
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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Bombay, 3,240 maunds remained awaiting shipment, 750 maunds were
expected from up-country, and the funds remitted to Kirman for
investment during the year amounted to upwards of lis. 74,000. There
were also u large remains of old copper " at Bandar J Abbas, and fresh
consignments of woollen goods were earnestly desired there, before the hot
weather should put an end to the trade for the season.
In the spring of 1756 wool and copper to the value of 1,620,987
Shahis were shipped to Bombay from Bandar 'Abbas, and the Agent and
Council explained that silver rupees were required for purchases at
Kirman, as the merchants there would accept no other coin and bills
of exchange were difficult to obtain. Between the 29th of September
and the 7th of December the Agent had remitted lis. 10,000 to Kirman
on account of the " investment " of the current year and Rs. 22,000 for
that of the coming season; he had actually received 2,580 maunds of wool;
and he hoped that the quantity would reach 10,000 maunds for the year
then closing. " He mentioned his apprehensions that a refusal to take
" the blac k sort of wool wou'd be attended with bad consequences, as the
'' Dutch made no exceptions to any colour and used every means in their
"powerto engross the whole investment.""
During the years 1756 to 1758 the Court of the Company in London
seem to have given great attention to suiting the Persian market; they
even had cloths designed and manufactured in imitation of Dutch and
French fabrics which sold well in the Gulf; and they constantly asked
for samples of their rivals' goods. They were not satisfied, however,
with the Kirman wool sent them; and in 1758, having lost considerably
by their sales in that article, they insisted that no more of the black
sort should be sent them and that an attempt should be made to buy
red without either black or white; if wool could be procured at Kirman
at 70 Shahis per maund, exclusive of charges, 20,000 lbs. of it might
be purchased, but otherwise only 10,000 lbs. at a price not exceeding 80
Shahis a maund. The Court also demurred to the building of warehouses
at Kirman and ordered that, if extra accommodation were needed, it should
be hired. Dr. Ives, who visited Bandar 'Abbas in 1758, specifies the
following as minor articles of export from Persia in which the Company
did not deal but left the trade to private merchants,—common assafoe-
tida and the superior sort called Hing, dragon's blood, opopanax,
sa.gopenum,* ruinas, cummin-seeds, almonds, seedless raisins, black raisins,
pistachios, prunes and dates. He adds : " I cannot conclude this account
* Meaning " Indian madder."
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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:
- 'Chapter I. General History 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. Region' (Part IA, pages 1-396);
- 'Chapter II. History of the ’Omān Sultanate' (Part IA, pages 397-629);
- 'Chapter III. History of Trucial ’Omān' (Part IA, page 630-Part IB, page 786);
- 'Chapter IV. History of Qatar' (Part IB, pages 787-835);
- 'Chapter V. History of Bahrain' (Part IB, pages 836-946);
- 'Chapter VI. History of Hasa' (Part IB, pages 947-999);
- 'Chapter VII. History of Kuwait' (Part 1B, pages 1000-1050);
- 'Chapter VIII. History of Najd or Central Arabia' (Part 1B, pages 1051-1178);
- 'Chapter IX. History of Turkish ’Iraq' (Part 1B, pages 1179-1624).
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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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