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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2388] (905/1262)

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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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Basrah, before burning tbe rest of tlie town to prevent its
falling into tbe hands of the Turks, allowed the Carmelites
of Basrah to remove to Rig 1 in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , taking
with them their library and their apparatus of worship. 1
Father Ange subsequently published at Paris, in 1680, a i
TJiarmacopea Persica, ex idiomate persico in latinum transla-
tnm, which was commended by several members of the
Faculty of Medicine at Paris.
1669. Three ships of the ^ Noble Compagnie Fran9aise^ visited 1
Basrah; on board one of them, " La Force," an Armenian j
interpreter, died, having received the sacrament.
1C70. A Carmelite foundation was opened at Kung near Lingeh, j
and another at Bander ; Abbas, by Father Mattbieu de St. I
Joseph; of this Father, who also was a skilful physician,
Father Ange above mentioned wrote in his Pkarmacopea " ad
stuporem usque medeeinae scrutatus est arcana."
1674. Tn July of this year the Carmelites of Basrah entertained a
Mgr. Paites de la Croix, a son of the King's Interpreter' 1
and a friend of the French Carmelites in Persia. This j
gentleman wrote a little later " J'ay este temoin pendant
les deux annees que j^ay demeure ^ Ispahan des conversions j
qu'a faites le R. P. Ange de St. Joseph, Carme Dechausse,
Tholosain, a quoi la medicine qu'il y exer9ait charitablement
et religieusement n J a pas peu contribue."
1675. Francis Pecquet, ex-Consul of France at A.leppo, having |
entered sacred orders,was appointed Bishop oi Babylon ant j
French Consul for Persia; he took up his residence a I
1678. Father Ange de St. Joseph went to Constantinople, where he
presented three Sabian manuscripts to the Marquis e
Nointel, the French Ambassador to the Porte ; these weie i
sent to the Bibliotheque de Colbert and are now m e I
Bibliotheque National.
1679. By a decree of Louis XIV the Superior of the Carmelites o ^
Basrah was appointed ex-officio French Consul at ^ sr '
to whatever nationality he might himself belong. n
this decree, between 1679 and 1739, eleven fathers
charged the duties of Consul at Basrah.
1680. In this year Father Frussanus de Jesus and Brother CyK
were at Bandar 'Abbas.
1682. In this year Father Jean-Frangois was at Lingeh or Kung-
1684. In this year Father Ludovic de Ste. Therese was at ?Wra®;
and an ex-Patriarch of the Gregorian Armenians at ^ on
tinople, who had been converted to Roman CatnoJicis
the Fathers at Basrah, died at the latter place an
buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery. > -
1686. On the 8rd of June Father Agathange, a Carmelite ^
taine and very zealous missionary, died at Bandai
of a beat stroke.

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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:

Extent and format
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' [‎2388] (905/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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