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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2680] (1197/1262)

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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 of taking over and giving up
Mr. Samuel Butcher, Indo-
European Telegraph De
partment (acting).
Mr. W. McDouall
Major E. B. Burton, 17th
Bengal Lancers.
1st May 1896 to 23rd March
23rd March 1897 to 1st July
1st July 1903 to 26th February
His Britannic Majesty's
Mr. W. MoDouall
From 26th February 1904.
Eu Britannic Majesty's Vice-Consuls at Ahwaz,
Lieutenant D. L. E. Lorimer
Major W. E. Morton, E.E.
Captain D. L. E. Lorimer .
February 1904 to June 1905.
June 1905 to January 1906.
From January 1906.
British Political Representatives at Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Ports.
Native Agents Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. at Ling eh.
Mulla Salih
Haji Salih . •
1833 to June 1839.
Hsji Jasim . •
From July 1839.
Ahmad-bin-Husain .
Haji Muhammad Bashir .
* Abdul 'Aziz (dismissed) .
July 1876 to February 1877.
Muhammad Amin (died) .
1877 to August 1902.
A^ha Badar (son of the
From 1902.
Bandar 3 Alias.
From 1877 onwards tlie British Indian Community at Bandar
^Abbas pressed for the appointment of a Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. there., and the
question was considered by the Government of India in 1893, but action
was postponed.

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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' [‎2680] (1197/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 19 July 2024]

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