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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2692] (1209/1262)

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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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Bushehr. Monsieur Ferrand held charge from 7th July to 30th October 1897,
after which the Dragoman again officiated.
Monsieur Henri Bryois was in charge from 28th February 1898 to
8th August 1899; and the Dragoman then again officiated.
Monsieur R. Chaloin was Vice-Consul from 6th August 1901 to
25th July ]905 ; and after his departure the Dragoman was once more
in charge.
Dr. Roberfc Hauck opened a German Vice-Consulate at Bushehr in
November 1897 and held charge till 15th June 1899. His successors
were :—
Dr. Reinhardt . . . 15th June 1899 to 30fch April 1900 ;
Dr. Eoesler .... 30fch April 1900 to 5th March 1901 ;
Dr. Reinbardt ... 5th March 1901 to 26th March 1903 ;
Herr von Mutius . , . 26th March 1903 to May 1905 ;
Dr. Listemann . . . From May 1905.
Monsieur G. Ovseenko opened a Russian Consulate-General at
Bushehr on the 17th September 1901 and held officiating charge until
23nd July 1903.
Monsieur Passek assumed charge as Consul-General on the 27th
April 1904 and held charge till May 1906, when he went on leave.
Monsieur Andr6 Miller then officiated in his place.
Bandar Foreign Consular Representation at Bandar 'Abbas.
A Russian Consular Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. was opened at Bandar ^Abbas in January
1904 by the Sadid-us-Sultaneh. The post was subsequently raised to
a Consulate and Mr. Ovseenko appointed. M. Ovseenko assumed charge
on the 14th February 1906.

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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' [‎2692] (1209/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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