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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2691] (1208/1262)

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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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when he proceeded on furlough leaving the Persian Governor in charge
of Dutch interests. After his return in 1884 or 1885 he remained at
Bushehr with the rank of Consul-Greneral till 1889^ when he was trans
ferred to Bangkok, and the charge of the Bushehr Consulate was handed
over to the local representatives of the firm of Messrs. Hotz and Company,
The Consuls under this arrangement were :—
Date of taking over and giving up
Mr. W, Groeneweg .
Mr. Vanderzee
Mr. W. Groeneweg .
Mr. Vanderzee
Mr. Moesmann
From April 1889 to May 1891.
From May 1891 to May 1892.
From May 1892 to April 1894.
From April 1894 to July 1899.
From July 1899 to March 1903.
The charge of the Dutch Consulate was then handed over to the
French Vice-Consul (Monsieur Chaloin) who retained it until he went
on leave in May 1905. From May to November 1905 the Mirza of the
French Vice-Consulate held charge, but in November 1905 transferred
it to Monsieur Passek, the Russian Consul-Greneral.
A Turkish Consulate was opened at Bushehr in November 1871.
The post was reduced to a Vice-Consulate and the Consulate Mirza,
Mirza Hussain, appointed Acting Vice-Consul in December 1885,
A French Vice-Consul was opened at Bnshehr in March 1893 by
Monsieur Piat. , , , n ,
Monsieur H. Gues succeeded M. Piat in April 1893 and held charge
till April 1894. „
Haii Mirza Hussain, Dragoman, then acted as \ ice -Oonsui.
Monsieur Saute was Vice-Consul from March 1895 to April 1896,
when the Dragoman again assumed charge.

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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' [‎2691] (1208/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 December 2023]

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