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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2438] (955/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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3438
(From 16th February 1888 to 31st
under the Director-General of Telegraph in India,)
Name.
Term.
6
B. T. Pfinch, Esq., C.I.B.
1st April 1893 to 31st March 1902*
7
H. A. Kirk, Esq.
Since 1st April 1902.
ANNEXUEE NO 4.—CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF BI&EC-
TOES OF THE PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. SECTION OF THE
INDO-EUROPEAN TELEGRAPH.
Name,
Term.
1
H. I. Walton, Esq. (with the title
" Director, Mekran Coast and
Submarine Telegraph").
1st August 1864 to 7th April 1876.
(Mr. Walton had been employed on
construction work from September
1861.)
2
B. T. Ffinch, Esq. (with the title of
" Deputy Director " till 1883, and
after with that of Director ").
8th April 1875 to 31st March 1893.
8
J. Possmann, Esq.
1st April 1893 to 18th February 1897.
4,
G. W. Sealj, Esq,
19th February 1897 to 31st July
1898.
5
Lieut.-Col. H. L. Wells, K.E.
1st to 31st August 1898, when he died.
6
G. W. Sealy, Esq.
1st September 1898 to 14th January 1900^
7
H. Whitby-Smith Esq.
Since 15th January 1900.

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)
Arrangement

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, 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 appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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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. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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