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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2687] (1204/1262)

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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 appointm ent.
British Agents —contd,
Mr. R. Kogers (ex-purser
of the " Oomet," died in
the appointment).
1st October 1858 to 4th August
(A Dragoman acted during this interval.)
8th May 1863 to 20th April
2l8t April 1868 to 1873.
Mr. W. Jobnstone (a
Mr. Patrick J. C. Robertson
(a merchant).
(In 1873 the status of the British representative was again raised to that
of Assistant Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. .)
Assistant Political Agents.
Mr. P. J. C. Robertson
Mr. F. F. Carter (acting
irregularly without the
approval of the Govern
ment of India).
Captain Fraser
Mr. F. F. Carter
Mr. P. J. C. Robertson
Captain J. Newill
Major E. Mockler
Assistant Surgeon 'Abdu
Rahim, Hakim.
Lieutenant H. Ramsay
Major E. Mockler .
Mr. P, J. C. Robertson
Major E. Mockler .
1873 to 30th May 1877.
31st May to 8th August 1877.
From 3rd August 1877 to 13th
December 1877.
From 14th February* lS77 r to
13th January 1878.
From 14th January 1878 to
19th June 1881.
From 20th June 1881 to 6th
December 1881.
From 7th December 1881 to 13th
February 1883.
From 14th February 1883 to
30th May 1883.
From 31st May 1883 to 17th
October 1883.
From 18th October 1883 to 6th
January 1884.
From 7th January 1884 to 9th
April 1884.
From 10th April 1884 to 31st
August 1884.

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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' [‎2687] (1204/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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