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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎128] (271/1782)

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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128
'Abbas showed that in May 1740 the despatch of a Portuguese fleet
from Europe to the Gulf was expected, but it never arrived. In Maroh
1758, when Dr. Ives passed Kung, that place was in ruins and had
apparently been deserted by the Portuguese.
Proceedings of the Dutch 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.
Proceedings The Dutch, at the beginning- of the period now under diecussion, had
at ^ 6 Bandar factories at Bandar 'Abbas and Basrah. In Persia their attitude towards
'Abb fig and the native powers seems to have been generally more compliant than that
before their of the English; but towards the Afghans, as we have already seen,
occupation of ^ e j r conduct in 1728 was by no means subservient, and it was only in
Kharag , . . ^\
Island, 1722- consequence of British mediation that they gave up Hormuz, which
they had seized. As has been related in the history of affairs at Bandar
'Abbas, the Dutch assisted the Persian expedition against 'Oman with
the loan of a ship, and in 1740 they made a show of helping the Persian
authorities to suppress a mutiny of the Arab crews of the Persian navy.
In 1744 they joined a Persian emissary from Shir az in an attempt to
arrest the Persian Governor of Bandar 'Abbas; but their action was
neutralised by that of the British. In 1747, at the invitation of a
Sardar, the Dutch re-established a settlement at Bushehr which they had
closed; the employe sent to reside there was a Mynheer Belvelt from the
Basrah Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , who took with him a supply of sugar, sugar-candy,
camphire and some spices. In 1748 the Dutch began to talk of aban
doning their Factory at Bandar 'Abbas, which no longer yielded much
profit; and at the beginning of 1751 it was ascertained by the British
Agent that they had thoughts of seizing Kharag and removing their
Bandar 'Abbas Factory to that island. Early in 1752 Nasir Khan of
Lar visited Bandar 'Abbas, where he laid the Dutch and their depen
dents under contribution; and in April of that year a determined effort
was made by the British to stifle a business in woollens at Basrah which
the Dutch carried on from Aleppo, the British Hesident at Basrah
receiving " particular directions to undersell them and endeavour to render
this Branch of T rade disadvantageous by all fair means that he could
possibly invent . In 1752 the Dutch still continued to maintain a
Residrnt at Bandar 'Abbas, and it was reported that they intended to raise
the status of the Factory, which had been reduced, to its former level. These
chcumstnces led the British Agent I to oppose suggestion that had been
made for the removal of the British Factory ; and the event justified his

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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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