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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2390] (907/1262)

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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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On the 30th of July a Father named Augustin, who was (
returning' to Europe^ died near Masqat of the extreme heat.
On the 23rd of October M. de Kerjean, a nephew of 1158. (D
Dupleix^ died at Basrah and was buried in the choir of the
Eoman Catholic Church.
1738. M. Ludovic de la Touche of Pondichery died on the Frencli
ship " I/Entreprenant " in the Basrah river. A few days
later the marriage took place at Basrah of M. Joseph Gueniois, j
a French subject of Chandernagore ; with Mile. Margarite 1
Benezet of Aleppo.
1740. M. Aloys Belghard and M. Boulemond, the latter the head
of the French factory An East India Company trading post. at Bandar ^Abbas ; died at that place
" assistes par nos Peres.' , ' , ^ P
1741. (f Mort edifiante de M. Pierre de M ortainville d Orleans,
premier consul de France laique a Bassorah.^ .
Circa Father Emmanuel Baillet^ a Barefoot Carmelite, was appointed
1742 French Consul at Baghdad, and afterwards ® 1S ^ 0 P
of Babylon. (This Father brought a letter from the ^ ellc
Governor of Pondichery and was well received by Ahma
Pasha An Ottoman title used after the names of certain provincial governors, high-ranking officials and military commanders. , the Turkish Governor; at the first he was cor- ^
dially supported by the English Agent Mr. ^Feenscii _ ^
apparently Mr. Martin French, Resident at Basrah, who died ^
in 1737, is meant—and obtained leave to build a ouse ^
and church and to establish a mission. He foun e a ^
chapel of St. Thomas, in which mass was celebrated or
first time on the 14th of July 1734, also t e i
Carmelite school at Baghdad. Subsequently, having go . <
verted some Armenians to the Roman Catholic iai , 1
was put in prison by the Turks and obliged to pay
for his release. He then went to France, where, a PP ar ® , |
as a safeguard against future ill-treatment, he was mve oi
with the character of French Consul at Baghdad; an ''1 ^
1742 he was made Bishop of Babylon by the Pope.) | ^
1749. In this year occurred the death of Mgr. Philippe arl ' ci
Barefoot Carmelite, Bishop of Isfahan, ^ 1
1750. From the register of masses at Basrah it appears that ^
time masses were also celebrated at Bushehr, whi c ^ a
port used by missionaries travelling from Persia to ^
tamia or to places in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , " et vice versa- ^ ^ j
1753. M. Sebastien de Ste. Marguerite, having been) t
Bishop of Isfahan by Mgr. Baillet at Baghdad) p r „ -
to his diocese, into which he made <c une entree so enn ^ ^
1754. The Fathers at Basrah began to pay regular A ^ s ^, 6 i/gettle- ^
island of Kharag, in order to minister to the 13u c
ment established there by Baron von Kniphausen,
was himself a Catholic. j f n i
1755. Father Urbainde Ste. Elisee, ex-Superior of ,! 0U ?]u a y; m
at Bandar ^Abbas, died at Kharag in the mont ^ ^ eI1
and on the 22iid of June of the same year Mgr- e s

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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' [‎2390] (907/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 30 November 2023]

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