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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2394] (911/1262)

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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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School for
poor chil
Home for the
aged and
The teaching'^ which was entirely free, was conducted by two Sisters and
two mistresses; and the number of children was about 250.
The Roman Catholics had also a school for poor children; it was in
charge of a Carmelite Father, who was assisted by three lay teachers,
Baghdadis. The pupils numbered, on the average, about 100; all were
Turkish subjects. Reading and writing in Arabic and the elements of
arithmetic and geography were taught; the children not only did not pay
fees, but were in every case clothed, and in many cases fed also. The
expenditure in 1904 was £60, which was met entirely from charitable
donations ; and besides this a quantity of food and clothing was con
tributed by benefactors.
Most of the pupils on leaving become servants ; some learn handi
crafts ; and a few find employment in business houses.
These was also a Roman Catholic orphanage, into which boys left
destitute were received up to the age of eight, and were fed, clothed; and
educated until they were able to support themselves. In 1905 there were
sixteen inmates of the orphanage, all without parents and absolutely m
want. The orphanage was supported by charitable contributions, eked
out by means of such expedients as lotteries, penny collections in
families, etc. The orphans are taught reading and writing, the rudiments
of arithmetic, etc.; and, as soon as they are strong enough, they begin
to learn a craft; some become carpenters, others silversmiths, others
book-binders, and so on.
An institution for the aged and blind was attached to the Carmelite
Mission; old men who were poor and feeble were received and cared for
till their death, and the blind were taken in and taught reading,
writing, basket and mat-making 1 , etc. In 1905 there were fifteen inmates
of the institution, the funds at the disposal of the Fathers not admitting ot
the reception of a larger number. This home depended entirely on chari
table subscriptions.
In a house left for the purpose by a deceased Catholic of Baghdad*
a dispensary was maintained by the Carmelite Fathers for the benefit
doctor attended for three hours every morning;
the sick poor; a
consultations and medicine were given gratuitously. About
patients visited the dispensary every month. The salary of the
and the cost of medicines were met from charitable donations.
General history of the Protestant missions in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
region, 1811-91.
Martyn 's The history of the Protestant missions may be said to begin wit a
Cruise in the cruise in the Gulf made in 1811 by Henry Martyn, the Indian
Gulf, 1811. missionary, on board a vessel of the old Bombay Marine The navy of the East India Company. ; the Arabic
New Testament, translated by Martyn with the assistance of Soba >
appeared in 1816.
Mission of In 1829 Mr. Anthony Groves, a dentist of Exeter, sold all
raves at possessed and personally endeavoured, but without success, to f oUI1

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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' [‎2394] (911/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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