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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2672] (1189/1262)

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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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Mr. (afterwards Sir) George
Hugh Wyndham,
The Right Hon'ble Sir
Edward Thornton.
Sir (afterwards the Right
Hon'ble) William Arthur
The Right Hon'ble Sir
Henry Drummond Wolff,
Mr. (afterwards Sir)
Edmund V. D. Fane.
The Right Hon'ble Sir
William Arthur White.
Ditto ,
Mr. Francis William
Mr. (afterwards Sir)
Edmund V. D. Fane.
The Right Hon'ble Sir
Clare Ford.
Mr. (afterwards Sir)
Edmund V. D. Fane,
Sir Arthur Nioolson (after
wards the Right Hon'ble
Sir Arthur Nicolson,
The Right Hon'ble Sir
Philips Wodehouse
(afterwards Lord) Currie.
The Hon'ble (afterwards
the Right Hon'ble Sir)
Michael Herbert.
Charge d'Affaires .
Ambassador .
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary
ad interim.
Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary
(on a Special Mission re
lative to Egypt).
Charge d'Affaires ,
Pate or period of appointment.
Special Ambassador
Minister Plenipotentiary
ad interim.
Charge d'Affaires .
Ambassador •
Charge d'Affaires •
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November 1882 to 8th May
1883 ; 16th May to 29th Sep
tember 1883; and 17th Sep
tember 1884 to 27th April
1st December 1884 to 31st
December 1886.
18th Apiil 1885 to 22nd Feb
ruary 1886.
3rd August 1885.
5th to 18th September 1886
and 12th to 26th October
11th October 1886.
1st January 1887 to 27th
December 1891.
20th to 24tb June 1888.
25th June to 12th July 1888 ;
17th June to 26th July 1890;
2nd July to 4th August 1891 ;
and 22nd December 1891 to
20th January 1892.
12th January 1892 to^ 25th
December 1893.
21st January 1892 to 26th
February 1893.
16th June to 7th October 1893
and 9th December 1893 to
lOth February 1894.
1st January 1894 to 30th June
29th October to ^3rd November
1895 and 19th May to 8th
September 1896.

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2672] (1189/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 4 December 2023]

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