'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (269/1782)
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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Ship was sometimes kept there for the defence of the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , as for example
the " Drake/'' which remained for this purpose for about twelve months
from July 1750, in consequence of disorders at Isfahan and in otherparts
of the country.' At the beginning of 1752 the Subahdar of the sepoys at
Bandar 'Abbas was "much out of order," and the Agent and Council
recommended that he should be relieved, as also the married sepoys, who,
as their pay was handed to their families at Bombay, were unable to live
on their rations, and in whose place bachelors would be preferred. lu
this year Lieutenant Wardman and a Sergeant returned to Bombay with a
detachment; a sergeant, two corporals and a gunsmith, all Europeans,
arrived ; and a midshipman was taken on shore from one of the Com-
pan/s ships. On the 25th July 1753, the Ensign in command having
died, the garrison at Bandar 'Abbas consisted of one Sergeant and one
corporal, who must have been Europeans, 24 Topass soldiers and 22
Bombay sepoys ; and there was also a European gunner who was inefficient,
being addicted to drink. In 1761 the "usual detachment of military"
were sent to Bandar 'Abbas in the " Drake," ketch ; but the Agent was
instructed not to land them except in an emergency, as experience had
shown that residence on shore was injurious to their health ; and he was
invited to consider whether sepoys might not be substituted for such of
them as were Europeans.
Malversation on the part of the Company's servants in the Gulf seems
to have been rare; but in 1747 grave irregularities came to the notice of
the Bombay Presidency, the culprits being Messrs. Pierson and Blander,
the Company's representatives at Isfahan. Attention uas first diawu
to their proceedings by a bill of exchange which they drew on Basrah
at the exorbitant premium of 50 per cent.; further investigation showed
that they had taken up locally sums amounting to Rs. 14,300, for w c
they had given bonds, some at 10 and some at 15 per cent, interest per
mensem; and they were found to have committed several other gross
irregularities and to have been " studiously fallacious in their accounts.
The case was complicated by conflicting orders sent to the Ban ar
'Abbas Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. from London and Bombay, and it dragged on until 17oU,
in which year Messrs. Graves and Dalrymple were sent to Isfahan
apparently to go into the matter on the spot, but were obliged^to
leave hurriedly, as we have seen, in consequence of an attack upoii
Factory. Towards the end of the year Pierson confessed bis gu| 1
Bandar 'Abbas before Mr. Graves and the Agent and Council, an ^
effects (" which, being only his wearing apparel and superfluous i
" ornaments, etc., will not amount to a quarter part of what they
" him answerable to the Hon'ble Company ") were secured and sent to
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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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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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