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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2697] (1214/1262)

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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. E. Hurner
American Vice-Consul.
1 From 28tli September 1894.
The British Consul-General at Baghdad was instructed on the 24th
March 1883 to take charge of the interests of German subjects at
Mr. C. Kicharz was appoint
ed as the first German
Consul at Baghdad.
On Mr. Richarz's taking
leave in 1898, Doctor F.
Rosen from the German
Legation at Tehran acted
as Consul.
Mr. Richarz went on leave
again in 1904, and Herr
Piittmann, Consul for
Belgium, acted for him.
On the 20th December 1894.
From Ist February 1898 to 19th
November 1898.
From 13th December 1904 to
19th November 1905.
On the 20th November 1905.
Mr, Richarz resumed
charge* <
(Mr. Richarz was a private gentleman oi independent means and
did not belong to the German Consular service.)
Austro -Hungarian subjects were protected before 1900 by the
French Consul at Baghdad.
The first Austro-Hungarian
Consul appointed was
Mr. A. Rappaport, who
held charge of the
Major L. S. Newmarch the
(British Consul-General)
wafe in charge of Austro-
Hungarian interests.
The next regular Austro-
Hungarian Consul was
Mr. Jehlitschka, who re
mained at Baghdad.
Mr. G. Rouet (the French
Consul) was entrusted
with Austro-Hungarian
From 6th May 1900 to 4th
September 1903.
From 5th September 1903 to
11th November 1904.
From 12th November to 17th
December 1904 only.
From 18th December 1904.

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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' [‎2697] (1214/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 July 2024]

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