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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2664] (1181/1262)

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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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Lieutenant-Colonel (after
wards Sir Justin) Sheil.
Lieuteaant-Colonel Francis
Mr. (afterwards Sir
William) Taylour Thom
The Hon'ble (after
wards the Hon'ble Sir)
Charles Murray.
Mr. William Doria
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir
Henry Rawlinson.
Mr. (afterwards Sir Ronald)
Mr. Charles Alison »
Captain (afterwards Colonel
Sir Lewis) Pelly.
Mr. (afterwards Sir Ronald)
Mr* Edward Eaatwick
Mr. (afterwards Sir Ronald)
Mr. William Dickson
Appeinted Secretary of
Legation at Tehran,
16th February 1836,
and appears to have
conducted the affairs of
the Mission during the
periods specified in the
next column.
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary.
Charge d'Affaires
Charge d'Affaires (Diplo
matic relations were
suspended from 4th to
26th November 1853).
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary
(Diplomatic relations
were suspended, 5th
December 1855 till
March 1857).
Charge d"Affaires .
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary.
Charge d'Affaires .
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary.
Charge d'Affaires
Ditto ,
Date or period of appointment,
January 1839 to October
1841 and 12th May 1842 to
September 1844.
17th September 1844 to 3rd
September 1854 (he left Tehran
early in March 1853).
21st October 1847 to 20th
October 1849.
6th to 29th November 1849.
7th March 1853 to 17th April
4th September 1854 to October
1858 (with an interval, sec
column 2 and preceding
6th October 1858 to 7th Decem
ber 1859.
16th April 1859 to April 1860.
21st November to 9th December
7th April 1860 to 29th April
May to July 1860.
6th November to 12th Decem
ber 1862.
9th December 1862 to 23rd
January 1863.
8th February to 13th Septem
ber 1863 and 8th May 1869
to 20th April 1870.
30th April to 28th May 1872.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2664] (1181/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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