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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎150] (293/1782)

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 states in the Gulf were on the whole not unsatisfactory, but the imfavour-
able circumstances of the time made it impossible that they should be close
or continuous. Ja'far Khan, who ruled at Shiraz from 1785 to 1789,
was well disposed to the East India Company and in oueyeai -anted two
Farmans for the protection of British trade in Persia; and his son, Lutf
'Ali Khan, followed in his footsteps. From 1791 to 1793 there wa»
tension between the British Ilesident at Basrah and the Pasha of
Baghdad, and in 1793 the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. was removed to Kuwait, where it
remained until 1795 ; but the difference was somewhat of the natme of
a private quarrel, and after its settlement friendship was renewed and
maintained. A serious symptom for the future was the commission of
two daring crimes at sea by the Uasimi tribe, who in 1797 captured the
British vessel " Bassein ^ and attacked the British cruiser " Viper;"
but the significance of these events, which were the precursors of a reign
of terror soon afterwards established by the Qawasim, was not appreciated
at the time.
Dutch interests and proceedings 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. , 1763-66.
Kliarag, the
only Dutch
settlement,
1763.
Loss of
Kharag by
the Dutch,
1766.
The time had now arrived for Dutch intluence and trade to disappear,
like those of the Portuguese at an earlier date, from the waters and
coasts 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. . After the withdrawal of the Dutch from
Basrah about 1752, from Bushehr in 1753 or 1754, and from Bandar
'Abbas in 1758-59, their only remaining station in the Gulf had beenthi
fortified settlement which they established on Kharag in 1753; and tms
Factory, though it was maintained on a liberal and even extravagant scale,
especially in the matter of naval and military defences, does not seem to
have been commercially of much advantage to the Dutch East India
Company.
In 17b5 the Dutch on Kharag became involved in hostilities witli
Mir Mahanna of Rig, which they had hitherto carefully avoided ; and
the beginning of the following year their fort was captured, and the\
themselves expelled from the island, by that desperate character. Probabi}
in view of the unprofitableness of the Kharag settlement, as well a s of
the dangers to which it was exposed, no attempt to re -establish it was
made by the Government of the Dutch East Indies.

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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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