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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎131] (274/1782)

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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The Dutch intended to import 80 famife of Chinese »d thereafter to
drive out the native Arab inhabitants.
Mr. Wood, as has been shown, was convinced that his own subse-
mg ^ hlought about by the . nt) .^ o{ ^
on larag, h m, he believed, were anxious to poeeees themeelves of
lag.
Or. Ives and his companions visited Kharag on their way from Indi^
to Europe m 1758 and were entertained by the Dutch there from the 31st
of March to the 19th of April. The staff of the Factory at this time
consisted of Baron Kniphausen, the Chief, who had now reached middle
, r. Bosman, the Second, who was accompanied by his *wife;
Mr. Robingson, an ensign in the Dutch artillery, but of English
extraction; Mr. Nicoli, accountant; and Mr. Binkey, master attendant.
e ort, which was of stone, was square and mounted 32 guns, and
e ore the gate, facing the sea, was a ravelin containing 12 guns, six to
eighteen pounders ; the garrison of the fort consisted of 100 European
so diers. A wall had been begun which was to run from north-west to
south-east behind the town, and a triangular bastion had been constructed
at its north-western end. There was a small harbour, protected from
southerly winds by a stone breakwater, and in it lay two or three armed
gahvats of 6 to 8 carriage-guns apiece. The Baron showed much
interest m the British travellers and endeavoured, but without success, to
arrange for their making the journey to Aleppo by the desert route
^rom Kuwait, with the Shaikh of which place he was in relations; he was
" Very in( l ul8ltlv e about the diving-bell and some other late discoveries
made in England, for enabling men to keep a long while under water;
and he commissioned Dr. Ives to buy him in England a library of all
sorts of books, besides scientific and other instruments,—a task which
that gentleman duly discharged.
Baron Kniphausen remained at Kharag till 1758 or 1759, when he The Dutch
returned to Batavia and was succeeded by Mr. van der Hulst, formerly on KUrag
his principal assistant at Basrah. Under Mr. van der Hulst, who un< * er
governed Kharag for two and a half years, the war between the Dutch Huist!" ^
and the chief of Rig continued. On one occasion Mir Mahanna sent l ^ 59 ' 6 '"
over two armed vessels at night, which by the clever device of carrying
noisy fowls on board and so causing themselves to be mistaken for boats
* This is the first mention with which the wiiter haa met of a European lady in
t > eisian Gulf. Probably the Mr. "Bosraan " mentioned here is the same as the
Mr. Buschman who afterwards became Chief : see page 1 132, po.if.
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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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