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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎130] (273/1782)

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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again, oeteneibly for Buehebr. The "Getromvt" and the " FortJiine"
were both full of men, ammunition and timber, and two small Dutch vessels
which a few days later sailed past Bandar 'Abbas without calling were
reported to be laden with warlike stores. The British Agent conjectured
that the Dutch intended either to attack Basrah or to seize Bahrain; but
they settled instead on Kharag,* where they began to fortify a position
on the north-eastern corner of the island. They were shortly joined
by the Dutch representative from Bushehr, who destroyed his house
and garden at that port before leaving it, but his action seems to have
been due to a difference with Shaikh Nasir of Bushehr. Baron
Kniphausen, not long after his arrival at Kharag, quarrelled with
Mir Nasir over the question of whether or not rent was payable
by the Dutch on account of their occupation of the island; and open
hostilities followed and continued almost without intermission for some
years.
utch In 1756 Mr. Wood, the British Resident at Rig on the mainland
srag opposite, paid a visit to Kharag, where he remained from the 6th to tbe
Baron 15th of April, and he sent a lively account of what he had observed—also a
arisen, p| an 0 f ^ ie Dutch fort, which he had " leisure and opportunity of taking
with the greatest exactness }} —to the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bandar 'Abbas.
The military guard consisted of 60 Dutch soldiers, who were under the
strictest discipline, and of 100 African slaves arned with swords and
targets ; but the only vessels allotted to the staticn were a sloop of 10
carriage and 6 swivel guns and a gallivat moulting six 3-pounders
and 4 swivels. The town was to be defended by a deep fosse without a
wall, one end of which, upon the sea, would servs as a boat harbour.
The goods in the warehouses comprised sugar, sugar-candy, pepper,
rice, leather, spices of all kinds, tin, lead, iron, per pets of a double
breadth, and broadcloth of all sorts ; the two last vrere of kinds unsuit
able to the Persian market, but some medleys had been indented for of
which the patterns—Mr. Wood was very sorry to say—seemed to be
exceedingly well chosen. Eight or ten boats were constantly employed
in pearling round the island ; but this part of their operations the Dutch
conducted with great secrecy. The scale on which the Factory had betn
established seemed to Mr. Wood to show a complete disregard of
expense; but, if the situation in Persia were to become settled, he
thought that Kharag might become a populous and flourishing pl^'
* Accord,ri g to one authority of doubtful value the Dutch did not land on KhwS?
until January 1754, in which case it is not improbable that they had spent sometime
m prospecting at other places.

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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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