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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎632] (775/1782)

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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From their first appearance abroad their energy was directed to exploiting-
the nearer parts of the Persian coast and to promoting or opposing the
policy of their neighbour, the Imam of 'Oman, as their interests at the
moment might happen to dictate.
menShe 0n ^ de ? eaSe of iXadir Shah in 1747 ' Mulla ,Ali Shah, who under
Qawftsim on t ^ e sovereign had been Governor of Bandar 'Abbas and its depen-
coast^andls- dencies and I)ar ^ a Bai & 1 or Admiral 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. , finding himself
lands 175°- pressed with demands for tribute from more than one quarter and
threatened by Nasir Khan, the hereditary ruler of Lar, secured the aid
of the Qawasim, with whose Shaikh—apparently Rashid-bin-Matar—
he seems to have allied himself by giving him a daughter in marriage. In
175S Mulla 'Ali Shah with vessels from Hormuz, came to the assistance
of the Qasimi Shaikh against the Imam of Masqat; but no actual
collision occurred between the opposing forces. In 1759, as related in
the chapter on the General History of the Gulf, the crews of some Arab
vessels, subjects of the Qasimi Shaikh, who were supposed to be cruising
against Mir Mahanna, the piratical chieftain of Rig at the northern
end of the Gulf, created a disturbance at Bandar 'Abbas and inflicted
serious injuries on the servants of the British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. there, for which
no reparation was afforded by the Persian Deputy-Governor of the place.
In June 1760 the Qawasim, who appear in the meantime to have
obtained a looting at Qishm and Laft on the island of Qishm and also
at Lingeh and Shanas on the coast of the mainland to the westwards,
assisted Mulla ; Ali Shah to seize the town of Bandar 'Abbas; but, being
unable to dislodge a garrison which held the fort for the Khan of Lar,
t ey again withdrew; on this occasion their strength was estimated
at MOO men, and they were commanded by Shaikh Rashid in person,
e an of Lar replied with demonstrations against Lingeh and Ras-
haimah, but he found both places too strong and too well prepared
o e seriously attacked; he succeeded, however, in devastating the island
o * m - I n 1761 Mulla 'Ali Shah brought over the Arabs of Ras-
aimah to help him in an attack on Hormuz, where his family were
kept prisoners in the fort by the inhabitants of the place and by the Bani
am Arabs; two assaults were made, but both failed. In the course
0 j J 11008 vessel from Masqat, carrying 2,400 bags of rice
a eaguei of Arrack " for the British Factory at Bandar 'Abbas,
was sdz h} the Qawasim, and the rice was appropriated by Mulla 'Ali
a w o seems, however, to have made restitution. Early in 1763 a
? ,i ® P ea ^e was arranged between the Bani Ma'in on the one side
a • aw ^ 6im a n cl Mulla ^Ali Shah on the other; among the condi-
were the definite assignment to the Shaikh of Ras -al -K haimah of

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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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