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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎127] (270/1782)

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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Another had case of misconduct, noticed in the history of Turkish
'Iraq, occurred at Basrah a few years later.
Communication with the Company's stations 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. was Communica-
ordinarily maintained by ships from Bombay, but at times vessels with corres^ml
goods were sent direct from England to Bandar 'Abbas and proceeded enoe.
thence to Bombay; such were the "[lector" in 1756, the "Prince
Edward" in 1757, and the a Admiral Watson " of 40U tons, carrying
80 men and ^4 guns, in 1758. The question of correspondence was one
of some difficulty during the wars with the French. In 1748 original
letters from India seem to have been sent " overland via, Grand Cairo "
and duplicates by way 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. . In 1755, peace then pre
vailing, both original and duplicate letters from Bandar 'Abbas to
London were forwarded by Basrah and Aleppo, but " by different Con
veyances " j one of the packets of this year, which was at first supposed
to have miscarried, was accidentally found in the desert and brought to
Aleppo by a Turkish subject, and it was concluded that the messenger
had died or been killed upon the road. In 1756, war with France having
begun, the establishments in the Gulf were ordered to stand well upon
their guard, and thereafter various precautions in regard to convoys, etc.,
were taken ; but a number of important letters despatched from Aleppo
apparently failed to reach Basrah, and the Company's Court in London
could not " avoid being in pain, for fear the dispatches sent as well
"from His Majesty's Ministers as Ourselves immediately upon the
"Declaration of War against France" might have fallen into the hands
of the enemy. About the same time the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bandar 'Abbas were
ordered by the Directors to be discreet in their correspondence, and to obey
the orders of the Secret Committee, of whom three were a quorum, as if
signed by the whole Court. In 1761 correspondence between Bombay
and London was in duplicate, one set of copies being sent via Basrah,
and material passages were, " as usual, disguised in the large Cypher. "
fn 1762 there were again serious miscarriages of correspondence sent by
Basrah which were attributed to the negligence of Mr. Shaw, the
Resident there.
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Extinetiou of Portuguese influence 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. , 1722-63.
During this period, or possibly before it began, the Portuguese finally
disappeared from the Gulf. Direct advices from England to Bandar

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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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