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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2696] (1213/1262)

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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
Baghdad. ^ A Krougloff, Secretary
In charge, from 20th September
1892 to 13th March 1895 ;
Mr. V. Maschkow
14th March 1895 to 2nd March
1898; and
Mr. A. Krougloff
From 3rd March 1898 to lith
May 1910.
In 1901 the status of the post was raised to that o£ a Consulate-
General^ and it was then held by—
Mr. A. Krougloff ,
Mr. W. de Nauphal •
Mr. A. Adamoff, acting
Mr. Y. Maschkow
From 11th May 1901 to 31st
March 1902;
In charge, 1st April 1902 to
28th February 1903;
From 1st March 1903 to 17th
May 1904 ; and
From 18th May 1904.
A Russian Vice-Consulate came into existence at Baghdad in 1899
the first incumbent beiug Mr. Adamoff.
Under orders given in August 1887 Greek subjects and interests
were under British protection at Baghdad until 1897^ when the arrange
ment was modified^ if not terminated, as a result of the war between
Turkey and Greece.
United States of America.
Citizens of the United States formerly received protection of the
British Consulate-Gen oral, unofficially, under an order of the 30th Janu
ary 1882. After 1889 Consuls or Vice-Consuls were appointed.
American Consuls.
Mr. J. H. Haynes
Colonel W. Tweedie (the
British Consul-General),
Colonel Mockler (the
British Consul-General),
Dr. J. Sundberg ,
From 22nd May 1889 to 12th
March 1891.
From 13th March 1891 to 31st
October 1891.
From 1st November 1891 to
12th March 1893.
From 13th March 1893 to 27th
September 1894.

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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' [‎2696] (1213/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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