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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2669] (1186/1262)

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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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Date or period of appointment.
Alexander Straton
Minister Plenipotentiary in
Mr. W. Drummond's
9th September 1803 to July
Mr. Charles Arbuthnot
Ambassador Extraordinary*
Appointment notified to the
Levant A geographical area corresponding to the region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Company 6th June
Succeeded Mr. W. Drummond
24th June J 804. Went on
board the British Fleet 29th
January 1807. Recalled May
1807. ^
Sir Arthur Paget ,
Ambassador Extraordinary
Credentials dated 15th May 1807.
Mr. Robert Adaiv
Ciedentials dated 14th April
| 1809, and succeeded Sir A.
Paget in that month. Handed
over charge r2th July 1810
Recalled 17th July 1809.
Mr, Stratfprd Canning
(afterwards Viscount
Stratford de edcliffe).
V' W t
Minister Plenipotentiary
Credentials dated 17th July
1809. Acted as Minister
from 12th July 1810 to July
Mr. (afterwards the Right
Hon'ble Sir Robert)
Ambassador Extraordinary
2nd March 1812 to 7th July
1821 (but left Constantinople
7th July 1820).
Mr. Bartholomew Frere .
fn charge of the Embassy
23rd October 1815 to July 1817,
Credentials dated 6th March
Minister Plenipotentiary
in the absence of the
Acted as Minister from 7th
July 1820 to 25th February
Percy Clinton, Viscount
Ambassador ,
7th August 1820 to 29th
September 1825, but left
Constantinople 11th October
Mr. William Turner
Minister Plenipotentiary
ad interim*
Acted as Minister from 14th
October 1824 to February
The Right Hon'ble Strat
ford Canning (afterwards
Viscount Stratford de
Ambassador ,
10th October 1825 to January
1829, relieved 10th April 1829
* The new " Palace " in Pera was built in his time for the British Embassy at a cost
of £9,595.

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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' [‎2669] (1186/1262), 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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