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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎124] (267/1782)

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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1763, Mr. A. Douglas, the A^ent, after effecting the removal of the
Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. from Bandar "Abbas reported : " My constitution being
"greatly impaired thro"' ray long residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in this unhealthy
" place, which I have little prospect of recovering but in my
" native climate, .... these considerations have induced me to
" return to my standing at the Presidency, etc.," and he accord
ingly sailed for Bombay, presumably on his way to Europe.
The average strength of the staff at Bandar 'Abbas is not ascertainable,*
but it was not large, and this list evidently represents a very heavy
mortality t• Regard being had to the political and military dangers of
the situation, to the difficulties and disappointments of trade, to the
| isolation of the life, to the hardships of travel and to the unhealthinese
of the climate, the manner in which the Company's interests were
maintained in the Gulf during this period may well be quoted in proof of
British pertinacity.
* In 1740 the covenanted servants of the Company employed ia Persia and their
annual salaries were : Mr. N. Whitwell, Agent, £150; Mr. St.G. Pack, Accountant
and Warehouse-keeper, £<40 ; Mr. H. Savage, at Kirmftn, £30; and Mr. J. Pierson.
.dlc t_ r ii
Residence.
PersoiiB* names and
employments.
Time of their
arrival in India,
At what
salary.
Present
salary
per
annum.
Ages.
Titles.
Bandar 'Abbas
Mr. Henry
Savage, Agent.
11th Septem
ber 1732.
£
5
e
150
35
4th in Coun
cil, and 2nd
Treasurer.
Ditto.
Cowan Henry
Draper, Secre
tary.
Ist October
1743.
5
15
23
Factor,
Ditto.
James Dalrymple,
Assistant to
Mr. Graves at
Isfahan.
10th Septem
ber 1744.
5
15
35
Do
Isfahan
Danvers Graves,
Resident.
9th June 1737.
5
40
29
Senr. Mer«
chant.
n , iy y ave been due ln P art to habits of life which prevailed among
the Company's servants. See Hamilton's iVew (1.95): "The Europeans
o ten hasten death sooner than he woahi come of his own Accord, by lutemperance and
er ^ seveia ^ K'nds ; and they have a Burial-place near the town well stored
with rombs, but never a Christian Church in this Town." etc, etc.
t Between the 17th of September, 1752 and the 22nd of June 1753 no opportunity
re o Bending a letter from Bandar Abbas to Bombay; probably, however, thii
was an inteiyal more than usually lon^.

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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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