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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2667] (1184/1262)

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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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Sir Thomas Bendysh
The Earl of Winchelsea
Sir D. Harvey
Sir John Finch
Lord Chandos .
Sir W- Turnbull
Sir W. Hussey
Lord Paget
Sir Robert Sutton
Mr. Edward Wortley
Mr. Abraham Stanyan
The Earl of Kinnoull
Sir Everard Fawkener
Mr. Stanhope^Aspinwali
Mr. James Porter
Date or period of appointment.
Charge d'Affaires in place
of Sir E. Fawkener.
Reappointed in (or before) 1657.
Succeeded by the Earl of
Wincheleea March 1661.
Arrived 1st March 1661. Re
called 16th December 1667.
Instructions, 3rd August 1668.
Succeeded the Earl of Winchel
sea December 1668. Died of
fever 2t)th August 1672.
[ A Secretary of Embassy was
in charge from 1672 to 1674.]
Credentials, November 1672.
Arrived 1674, travelling via
Succeeded Sir J. Finch, 22nd
July 1681.
Succeeded Lord Chandos, 17th
August 1687.
Succeeded Sir W. Turnbull, June
1691. Died 14th September
Arrived February 1693. Re
commended Sir R. Sutton as
his successor 27 th August
Presented his credentials 3rd
March 1702.
Presented his credentials 31st
March 1717.
Appointed 7th November 1717.
Presented his credentials 28th
April 1718.
Presented his credentials 12th
May 1730. Recalled 22nd
September 1735.
Succeeded the Earl of Kinnoull
19th December 1735. Per
mitted to return to England
17th July 1742.
8th November 1742.
Credentials dated 30th Septem
ber 1746.
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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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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' [‎2667] (1184/1262), 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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