'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915'  (305/1782)
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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which was maintained for two or three years while the state of the
Gulf was at its worsts about 1769-71, and of which the mercantile
public were allowed to avail themselves. Already in the spring of 1769
the East India Company's local squadron was divided into two parts ;
of which one was wholly employed on convoy duty in the waters of the
Gulf ; and later the Government of Bombay issued instructions that
the " Drake " should be specially stationed at Masqat in the months of
April and December to protect Indian vessels from that port all the
way to Basrah. In the autumn of 1769 the Agent and Council at
Basrah decided not to make special arrangements for convoying the
annual coffee fleet, then at Masqat, from that place to Basrah, lest
offence should be give^i thereby to Karim Khan, who was at war with
the Imam; they thought that the Imam himself was in a position to
provide proper protection, and that, if this were not the case, the fleet
might at least wait until the next visit of the " Drake " to Masqat in
the ordinary course. In the summer of 1771, after the piracy committed
on the " Britannia, " a large number of vessels were employed on convoy
duty in the Gulf, including the a Resolution f< Expedition
"Bombay", "Dolphin" and "Fox"; and the "Expedition" and
" Fox " were once specially sent to Masqat to fetch some upward-bound
It was during the second Governorship of Clive in Bengal, from
1765 to 1767, that private trade and the acceptance of presents by the
East India Company^ servants in India were first prohibited, and that
a large addition was made to their pay out of the proceeds of the salt
monopoly. These reforms were not immediately extended to the Com
pany's establishments 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. , doubtless because the employes
in that region had no executive or administrative duties to perform, and
there was not therefore the same necessity for a change; and prh ate
trade continued to be carried on openlv by the servants of the Company
for a number of years after the close of the period. Serious alle
gations of corrupt dealing which had been made against Messrs. Shaw
and Garden and Mr. Skipp of the Basrah Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. were investigated
in 1761-68 and 1768-69 ; but in both cases it was found that uo
dishonest act had been committed, and that the charges were due to
private malice. In 1767 the following curious order, originating
evidently from past abuses, was issued by the Governor and Council at
Bombay to the Agent and Council at Basrah :—
Great irregularities having been found to arise from the Commanders oi the ypss Is
m Persia being allowed to keep a table at the Honourable Company's expense without
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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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