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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎186] (329/1782)

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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S 0Ve Ttom ,nt an ^ Envo ^ ^ ie P er6 i an ^ourt, and the manner in which his services
1798-1803, " were recognised. Mebdi 'AH Khan was a personal protege of
quent' w- Mr - Duncan, the Governor of Bombay, and the principal facts of
nipnt, 1803- history are related elsewhere in connection with his mission,
During his tenure 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. he presumably drew the
ordinary pay of the appointment, and he was allowed in addition a per
centage on the increased profits which might accrue to the East India
Company's trade through his exertions, also commission at the rate of ten
per cent, on supplies furnished to the Company's cruisers ; but he received
no special remuneration on account of his mission to the Shah, which
appears to have been suggested by himself, his actual expenses in connec
tion with the same being however refunded. In 1801, while still Resi
dent at Bushehr, he was deputed by the Government of Bombay on a
mission to Mokha in the lied Sea; and during his absence the following
peculiar dispositions, made by himself and sanctioned by Government,
took effect at Bushehr;—
He appointed Omdutettejaur Aka Mahomed Jafar, Zubdutettejaur Aka Moharaed
Hossein, and Khoja Aratoon to take care of and protect the property of the Company
with instructions to pay the utmost and most nnremitted attention to the details of
their service, Omdutettejanr being to exercise the duties of Neahut or of Deputy-
ship, and Ziubdutettejaur those of Wazarut or Stewardship, and Kboja Aratoon
those of lehveeldauree, i.e., to hold the immediate charge and custody 1 of all the
articles, whether of money or goods. It was incumbent on them to exert themselves
in the sales of the latter, as soon as the plague was dissipated, considering the prices
the same as those of the previous year and not liable to the variation of a single
Deenar. It would greatly redound to their credit if they should be able to proonre the
Tend of a considerable quantity of the goods previous to his return ; and in the event
of the plague reaching Bushire they were to transpoit the Company 's goods to wher
ever the propfrty and families of Mullukettejaur Haji Kheleel and of Haji Ismail
might be removed to and remain deposited. With respect to the de 'ivery of the
goods that should have been sold, it was necessary that the authority and order for all
issues of this kind be given conjointly to the sepoys from all the three persons above
named ; and all receipts from the merchants of the prices of the goods, which were to
be carefuLy recovered as they fell due, must be immediately lodged under the charge
of Khoja Aratoon in the Treasury, over which the Company's sepoys most day and
night remain constantly stationed as sentinels, and each of the three persons above
named (was) to keep accounts of the receipt of all sums o' money on account of the
Sarkar. As long as Captain Malcolm remained in Persia, whatever requisition he
might make or order he might issue (was) to be considered as (that) of Government
itself, and everj attention paid that not a hair 's-breadth of deviation take place in the
execution of any of his commands.

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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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