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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2670] (1187/1262)

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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.
Ambassador .
Ditto on a special
Minister Plenipotentiary
ad interim.
8th April 1829 to SOth August
81st October 1831.
Acted as Minister from 31st
August 1831 to 13tli May
1883, but was not so appointed
till 11th November 1831,
The Eight Hon'ble (after
wards Sir) Eoberfc
The Right ' Hon'ble Sir
Stratford Canning (after
wards Viscount Stratford
de Eedcliffe).
Mr. John Mandeville
John, Lord (afterwards
Yiscount) Ponsonby.
Sir Charles Richard
Mr. Charles Bankhead
The Eight Hon'ble Sir
Stratford Tanning (after
wards Viscount Stratford
da Eedcliffe).
Ambassador ,
Minister Plenipotentiary
ad interim.
Ambassador .
27th November 1832 to 10th
October 1841.
31st October 1841 to 23rd
January 1842.
16th October 1841. Eemained
Ambassador, with intervals,
till May 1858 when he retired
on pension, and was accredited
during a portion of the period
to various other States.
22nd March to 15th June 1848
and 12th December 1857 to
6th July 1858.
Appointed 14th June 1845 and
was in charge of the Embassy
from 27th July 1846 to 21st
March 1848.
23rd June 1852 to 4th April
10th May 1858 to 18th October
1865. (Sir H. Bulwer Lytton
remained at his p »st up to a
date subsequent to that of the
appointment of Lord Lyons,
his successor in office.)
September 1858.
20th September 1862 to 10th
Jam arv 1863 a? d 23rd Octo
ber 1863 to 7th March 1864.
Mr. Charles Alison .
Mr. Henry Richard Charles
Wellesley (afterwards
Lord Cowley).
Lieutpnant-Colonel Sir
Hugh R ose (afterwards
Lord Strathnairn).
The Eight Hon'ble Sir
Henry Bulwer Lytton
(afterwards Lord
Viscount Stratford de
Redcl ffe (formerly Sir
Stratford Canning).
The Hon'ble Edward
Morris Erskine.
Charge d'Affaires .
Minister Plenipotentiarj
ad interim.
Charge d'Affaires
Ambassador . • < .
On a Special Mission to
take leave of the Sultan.
Charge d'Affaires .
Ditto (in the absence
of Lord Ponsonby).
1st March 1837.

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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' [‎2670] (1187/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 July 2024]

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