'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (266/1782)
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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parliamentary union of England and Scotland. Thus among the civil
servants of the Company we find such names as Dalrymple, Douglas,
Geekie, Ross, Shaw and Stuart; among naval commanders such as Cleugh,
Crichton, Douglas, Grant, Kerr, Lindsey, Milne and Nesbit; among
medical officers those of Forbes and Kose ; and among military officers
that of Mackenzie. The predominance of Lowland over Highland names
Among the Agents at Bandar 'Abbas during this period the most etc '' in
conspicuous were Francis Wood (1752), who was afterwards deputed to
open the Factory at Rig^ and Alexander Douglas, who held charge during
the difficult period from 1753 to 176^ and arranged the withdrawal of
the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. from Bandar ^Abbas in the latter year.
The Company's staff suffered severely from the climate and the follow
ing casualties in Persia are recorded in some selected letters ; there were
probably many others :—
1735 and 1736. The Agent had to leave Bandar 'Abbas in both years
on account of ill-health.
1739. Mr. Dacres died.
1740. Mr. Rose, Surgeon, died.
1743 (19th November). Ensign Mackenzie died intestate and his
effects " were sold at outcry/'
1746-46. Messrs. Jones and Science ( mc ) died.
1747. Mr. Hoss and a European gunner died.
175U (11th December). Mr. Dalrymple died.
1752. Messrs. Went and Perceval died, both intestate, also Ensign
Burrage (11th November), and several Topasses and sepoys; the
life of Mr Wood, the Agent, was twice despaired of, but he
recovered. Between March and September this was a very sickly
1753 (9th June). Mr. Sedgwicke died.
1755. Messrs. Parsons and Seeker died.
1756. Mr. Pompet died.
1758. Mr. Holmes died, and the Surgeon was invalided.
1759. (12th March). Captain Crichton died.
1760. This Was another unhealthy season. Mr. Nash and most of
the European soldiers died, and Ensign Nack (sic) was invalided.
More assistants were asked for, and in the following year two
Writers were sent.
1761 (7th November). Mr. W. Douglas, apparently one of the new
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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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