'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (277/1782)
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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affairs in the
who happened to be present in the town, made many fair promises; but in
the end he only agreed to refund what was due to M. Boisroll by means
of a rebate on the customs payable by M. Beaumont,—a concession by
which, as M. Beaumont sold very little of his cargo, the French were
little advantaged. In 1752 a small French ship sailed from the Gulf for
India in company with the Company's galley " Rose " and a Bombay
frigate, the object being mutual defence against Angria, the Indian
pirate, and other dangers. The establishment of a Factory at Rig was
approved by the East India Company in 1754 partly for the purpose of
competing with French woollens, which had apparently obtained some
hold in the northern part of the Gulf ; and steps were taken, probably
somewhat later, " to imitate very exactly the French Fabrick " j but the
imitation was not despatched from England until 1757, by which time
hostilities between France and Britain had begun.
In February 1756, the Seven Years' War being now imminent, the
King of France ordered all British subjects to quit his dominions before
the 1st of March and invited his own people to fit out privateers against
English commerce, promising to pay 40 livres for every British gun and
prisoner captured, and to buy the privateering vessels at prime cost if an
early peace should be concluded; and the Court of Directors of the East
India Company in London, though they seem to have anticipated the
result of the approaching contest with confidence, enjoined extreme
vigilance upon their servants at Bandar 'Abbas. In 1757, war having
been declared by Britain on the 18th of May 1756, the Court of Directors
instructed the Agent and Council at Bandar 'Abbas to be guided in the
main by such directions as they might receive from Bombay, but at the
same time to comply most exactly with any orders received direct from
the Company's Secret Committee in London.
On the 14th of January 1758 the French frigate of war " Bristol '
appeared off Bandar 'Abbas, where for some days she continued to
cruise between Qishm and Hormuz, eventually leaving for Basrah;
in April she was lying at Basrah with another French vessel, and oivilities
were exchanged between the French and the British officers there; and
in June efforts were made by the East India Company's ships
" Revenge " and " Drake " to intercept the " Bristol ", which was
expected to leave Basrah at the beginning of that month on her way
down the Gulf; but they were not, apparently, successful. The captuie
and destruation by a French naval expedition in the following year of
the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bandar 'Abbas have already been described in an
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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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- 2 volumes (1624 pages)
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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