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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎415] (558/1782)

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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ms authorised to present " Sundries " worth Rs. 200 " m the Ron'Me
Company's name, as a mark of their favour " to^ a Hindu broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation.
named Narotam, who was their local representative and had done
W od serrice in transmitting news to India. In 1700 the Company s
servants at Basrah were inclined to assist the Imam by convoying tne
trading vessels of his subjects to Basrah ; but they refrained, partly on
account of peremptory orders given them to avoid hostilities with Kanm
Khan and partly because they believed that Ahmad was capable of makmg
adequate arrangements without their help. InlTOOa Mi.Bo am 10m
the Presidency visited Masqat without advising the Agent and Connci
at Basrah of his proceedings ; they considered his action in this respect o
be improper and suggested an apology; but the Bombay Government
held that the demand was " most absurd and ridiculous, as Mr .Bod ^
"nsin no shape tinder their orders or accountable to them for his pio-
"ceedinw." Mr. Boddam's visit was mentioned by the Governmen
■Oman many years afterwards as the occasion on which friendly relations
between themselves and the British power were mstitnted. InlHl t e
Basrah Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. suggested an alliance with the Imam or e 1) " rpo ®
suppressing the pirates of Big and Kliarag, whose proceedings ^ey a tti.-
Z to the instigation of Karlm Khan ; but ^
connected with one for a British naval and mihtery
large scale, was disapproved; the Court of t e ompan ^ a t . ht
however, indicated that during the continuance oi piracy «
be used as a port of rende.vous, from which "the sh.ppmg W up the
Gulph " might be escorted to 'withdrawal from Basrah
1773 the members of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. , on the former place;
to Bombay under Mr. Moore on account of plague * of
remained from the 4th to the 6th of ins t rU otion8 to
their number, a Mr. Abraham, was ^ o{ a ft a i r s at Basrah.
proceed to Bushehrandthence report ontbep^ ^ ^ ^
On their return to Basrah, later m t ic ycai, . j £ the middle
ca ^ - rr;..
damage sustained by the Uta 1 , , In 1773 the Company
and driving ashore at the entrance o ^^ n amed Narain Das, who
were represented at Masqat by a na r ner's v ; s it in 1779.
apparently still held office at the time of Colonrf Capper^
* ^»W>l7 Mr. R. H. ®^"y p p ^ g B0 „nly i but
I The order was perhaps intended to appiy f r om Basrah took advantage
writing in 1775, states that native vesjels running o
oi the British convoys.
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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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