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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎141] (284/1782)

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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At this unfortunate juncture Karim Khan interposed, asserting the
Ka'ab to be Persian subjects, and insisting- that both the British and the
Turks should retire from Persian territory ; but he promised that they
should be compensated for the losses inflicted, on them by the Ka'ab. Ihe
Turks, it should be mentioned, had been much harassed by the Ka'ab in
recent years and had already taken partial action against them, with
British support, in 1761-62, 1763 and 1765. In October 1766, in conse
quence of the intervention of Karim Khan, the Turks refused to carry
on the war any longer and retired, notwithstanding the earnest and
repeated, protests of the British Agent aud Council at Basrah, within
their own borders ; and the joint campaign against the Ka'ab came to
an end. Reinforcements as strong as the original expedition were
despatched from Bombay at the beginning of 1767 ; but before their
arrival at Basrah the question had entered on a new phase, and active
operations could not with propriety be resumed.
The change in the situation was due to the arrival of a Persian envoy
at Basrah with proposals, on the part of Karim Khan, for the British
and the Turks. In consequence of the communication to the British,
Mr. Skipp of the Basrah Factory proceeded to Shiraz in April 1767 with
perplexing, if not conflicting, instructions from the Government of
Bombay and from his immediate superior, Mr. Moore, who had now taken
the place of Mr. Wrench as Agent at Basrah. Mr. Skipp, though the
visit of a European gentleman to Shiraz had been invited by the Vakil,
was not at first well received ; but in the end he was able to arrange,
provisionally, a not unsatisfactory settlement. Mr. Moore, however, who
had conceived a strong aversion both for Karim Khan and for Mr. Skipp,
referred the proposed settlement to Bombay instead of immediately rati
fying it; and he even went so far as to suggest a military combination
against Karim Khan between the East India Company and Mir Mahanna.
The Bombay Government, on learning how matters stood, authorised a
second journey by Mr. Skipp to Shiraz for the purpose of accepting the
offered settlement, or such terms as Karim Khan might still be willing to
grant; but, subject to a condition that no hostility should be shown to
Karim Khan, the Agent was invested with full discretion to make the
best arrangements that he could. Finally, on the 14th of April 1768.,
Mr. Skipp obtained an agreement from the Vakil, under which, in
consideration of the British reducing or making a serious effort to
reduce Mir Mahanna, Karim Khan was to obtain compensation for them
on account of the outrages committed by the Ka'ab and to transfer to
Intervention
of Karim
Khan
between the
British and
the Turks on
the one side
and the
Ka'ab on the
otherj 1766-
Settlement
arranged
between the
British and
Karim Khan
1767-68.

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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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