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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎411] (554/1782)

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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military reputation and resources of the new Imam than to the death of
Nadir Shah in 1747, and to the difficulties with which Nadir's successor,
the Vakil Karim Khan, had to contend. _
Hostilities continued, however, between eome of the local authorities
in Persia and the Imam ; the former watched the proceedings of the latter
w ith much jealousy and lost no opportunity of annoying him and oppos-
j n o. Us policy. Thus in 1753, as related in the chapter on the General
History of the Gulf, the Khan of Lar took possession, with the assistance
of the East India Company's Agent at Bandar 'Abhas on whom e
did not scruple to put pressure, of a ship that had been bought by the
Imam of 'Oman from 'Abdul Shaikh, the ruler of Qishm, as an addition
to his navy. In 1758, as already mentioned above the Imam was
threatened by a combination between Mulla'All Shah of Hormuz and
the Arab Shaikh of Ras -al-Khaimah ; and in 1780 ^ be ~
an alliance, of which the Persian Khan of Lar and the B a ni Ma in Aiab
tribe of the Persian coast were also members, against e
Has-al-Khaimah ; but on neither occasion, it would seem, did any actual
hostilities occur. In 1765 the coffee annually exported from Masqat to
Basrah was loaded, for the sake of security against the Ka ab, w 10 v
then marauding in the Shatt-al-'Arab, on one of the Imam s ^n-o -war
but this ship, not venturing to proceed beyond Kharag, ba ^ d
towards the end of the year to warehouse her cargo in the Dutch
settlement, and was taken along with ^ 0 % th !
January 1766, by Mir Mahanna, the piratical chieftain of K g.
1767 Mir Mahanna held up a fleet of Sur vessels carrying coffee to
Basrah and, "under the pretext of Customs ^ ^
commerce, squeezed from them 380 and m autumn of that year over
1,000 bales of coffee had collected at Masqat which, from dread
M \ C m9 n i b vIilK«toKhl, whose position at Shiraz had for
some vears been well established, demanded the restitution 0 ^ ^
ship that had come into the possession of the Imam, also payment by
. , o f>iP tribute at one time rendered to Nadir ohal.
Sh :l~ by the 'Oman Governing ^o r^Ued ^t
the ship had been lawfully purchased £r ^ argued »that,"
and would not be given up; an ^ i or too powerful"
ff with respect to the annual tribute paid Nadir a , e w ^ ^ ^
" a tyrant to contend with, and it wa8 politic to refuse "
" tribute of right, but as a tribute i won u ere powers"
'• him ; Nadir Shah however and Carem Caun < ey sa^ ^ ^
" widely different j the one they dreaded, the othe
1753-67.
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1769-79.

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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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