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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎143] (286/1782)

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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island from falling into the hands of Karim Khan, made a half-hearted from
attempt to dictate to the new Mir, and even authorised the commander S ielir '
of the Company's squadron to destroy his vessels, or those of the EVabs
if a favourable opportunity should occur. Mr Morley, the Resident at
Bushehr, foreseeing trouble with the Persian Government in consequence
of these and other similar proceedings, then retired from Persia along
with his whole establishment; and direct friendly intercourse between
the British and the Vakil was at an end. The withdrawal from
Bushehr happened to be consonant with the views of the Court of
Directors in London, who had allowed themselves to be influenced to a
great extent by the opinions of Mr. Moore, and who consequently
regarded Karim Khan as altogether untrustworthy ; but it was strongly
disapproved by the Government of Bombay, and they ordered the Agent
to commence negotiations for the re-establishment of the Bushehr
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . Mr. Moore, however, found means to postpone compliance
with their instructions until 1770, when a return to Bushehr was
positively prohibited by the Court. The Directors were at this time
indignant on account of certain restrictions which the Vakil, in the
t supposed interests of Persia, had imposed on British trade in the country ;
and they accepted the opinion of Mr. Moore, which was contrary to that
of the Government of Bombay, that the Company's trade in the Gulf
could be most conveniently and most profitably carried on from one
settlement at Basrah.
In the summer of 1770 some boats from Kharag captured the Piracy by
"Britannia" and another vessel under British colours and carried
them to Rig, where they were detained. The Agent and Council at JuTgested" 4
Basrah, having failed to obtain immediate satisfaction, reported that exp ? difcion
. i i i. -i i against
they believed the seizures to have been ordered by Karim Khan and 1>ersi ^ 1770 '
suggested, by way of remedy, that a large expedition should be sent to
the Gulf, carrying 500 European soldiers and 1,500 sepoys at least, to
punish the Vakil and extirpate piracy, root and branch. But the Court
of Directors, however unwilling they might be to seek a reconciliation
with Karim Khan, were still more averse to war with him ; and they
therefore forbade hostile measures ^nd suggested recourse to the protec
tion of the Royal JSayv and to a system of convoys in the Gulf. The
authority of the \akil was now better established upon the Persian
littoral than in the beginning ; Tan gist an and Dashti had been visited
by his troops in 1765, Lar and with it Bandar 'Abbas had been reduced
in 176(», and symptoms of disregard for his authority at Bushehr and

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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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