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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎157] (300/1782)

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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Bengal establishment, who represented himself as being- in the service of
the Mughal Emperor, Shah 'Alam, and as having come on his behalf
to arrange a treaty of commerce with Persia, assisted by one Ghafur
Baig, whose arrival from Delhi he professed to be expecting. The
younger officer seemed to be merely the travelling companion of the elder.
These two gentlemen had left England in August 1785 and had
journeyed by Constantinople, Baghdad and Isfahan to Shlraz. There
was evidently something suspicious about their conduct, and they were
very closely watched by the British Resident at Bushehr, who ascer
tained that Major Morrison had made proposals of some kind to Ja'far
Khan and had supplied him with a list of officers' names; but the
Resident also learned that the Khan, whatever Major Morrison's scheme,
'■had made reflections on it by no means advantageous to the understand
ing of that gentleman, and had not returned any answer to it." To
wards the end of January 1787, Major Morrison, who had at first talked
of continuing his journey to Delhi by way of Sind or Gujarat, left
Bushehr for Basrah with Captain Biggs, evidently with the intention
of returning to England,
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British administrative and official arrangements in the Persian
Gulf, 1763-97.
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After the reduction of Basrah from an Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. to a Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in
1778, as already described, the establishments of the Eaet India
Company 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. consisted of two Residencies, administra
tively independent of one another, at Basrah and Bushehr, and of a
Native Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Masqat, where the institution of a 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
desired by the British authorities but was not permitted by the Masqat
Government. In 1783 a Native Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Baghdad was added.
Goods imported by British merchants into Turkish 'Iraq or Persia
paid duties to the East India Company, by whose local representatives
they were collected, exclusive of those taken by the Government of the
country. In Turkey the right of collecting such duties by way of
"consulage" was conceded by the capitulations, and recognition of the
Company's Agent at Basrah as a Consul was regularly obtained so early
as 1764, In Persia the right was admitted in practice, or at least not
contested, by the native authorities. In the Company's accounts the
Establish
ments of
the East
India Com
pany in the
Persian
Gulf,
1763-97,
Customs and
consulage of
the East
India Com*
pany,1763-
7. "
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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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