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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2668] (1185/1262)

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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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Ml*. Henry Grenville
Mr. William Kinloch
Mr. John Murray
Mr. Anthony Hayes
Charge d*Affaires in charge
• •
Sir Robert Ainslie
Mr. Robert Liston
Mr, Francis James Jackson
Mr. J. Spencer Smith
Charge d'Affaires in charge
Charge d'Affaires
Sir Sydney Smith
• •
[Brigadier-General Roehler
The Karl of Elgiti . . Ambassador Extraordinary
on a Special Mission.
Mr. Alexander Straton . Charge d'Affaires
Mr. William Drummond „ Ambassador Extraordinary
Date or period of appointment.
Presented his credentials 14th
March 1762.
22nd November 1765 to 6th
June 1766.
Credentials dated 6th Pebruarv
1766. J
15th May 1775 to 2nd October
Credentials dated 17th April
1776. Resigned 17th Febru
ary 1794.
Credentials dated 22nd Septem
ber 1793. Recalled 1796.
Appointment notified on 23rd
July 1796 and cancelled in
1798. Apparently did not go
to Turkey.
4th November 1795. Secretary
of Embassy 4th April 1798.
Minister Plenipotentiary 14th
October 1798.
On a special mission, having
full powers in conjunction with
Mr. J. Spencer Smith from
30th September 1798.
Was sent on a Military Mission,
October to December 1798.]
Credentials dated 20tli August
1799. Succeeded Mr. J. Spencer
Smith, December 1799. Re
called 9th February 1803, but
left Constantinople 16th Jan
uary 1803.
March to September 1802 and
January to May 1803. JBecame
Minister Plenipotentiary later.
Credentials dated 9th February
1803. Succeeded by Arbuthnot
June 1804.

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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' [‎2668] (1185/1262), 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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