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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2212] (729/1262)

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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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GEOLOGY OF THE PERSIAN GULF The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. REGION.*
GK E. P ilgrim^ E sq., B. S c ., D eputy S uperintendent, G eological
S urvey oe I ndia.
It is impossible to give a complete account o£ tlie geology of tlie
Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. as large portions, even of the littoral, have not been
examined geologically. Still the known facts are sufficient to impart
a fairly clear idea of the geological history of the region.
The geological formations represented are the following, in descend
ing order ;—
Recent or sub-recent.
Shelly conglomerates and dead -coral raefs o
the littoral; red sandhills of the coast ofh'neia
'Oman ; alluvium of Turkish 'Iraq ; river an
lake deposits of 'Oman and the intfrioro
Foraminiferal Oolite or <f Miliolite
Bakhtiyari Series : grits and conglomerates^^
Ears Series: marls, clays and sandstcneswith
limestones and interbedded strata ot i
gypsum, '
Lower Miocene,
Clypeaster beds of the Bakhtiyari mountains^^
Oligocene and Eocene.
Nummulitic limestones of Persia;
series ; and Bahrain series,
Upper Cretaceous or Lower
Hormuz Series : lavas and tuffs with interbe
clays and sandstones. ^
Upper Cretaceous,
Hippuritic limestones of Persia and Oman^^
Jurassic or Lower Cretaceous.
Serpentinous and other igneous rocks^of^O®—___
Carboniferous to Trias.
'Oman Series : limestones and slates with b
chert. —-
HatSt beds; schists and quartzites.
— ~
This Appendix (except the two Annexures) was verv obligingly Surrey
present Gazetteer by Mr. G. E. Pilgrim, Deputy Superintendent, Geological

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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)

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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2212] (729/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 9 December 2023]

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