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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2712] (1229/1262)

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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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R emarks.
222. Kinneir (John
London, 1818
Journey through Asia Minor, Armenia
and Koordistan.
223. Ditto • •
London, 1813
A Geographical Memoir of the Per
sian Empire.
224. Kotzebue (M von)
London, 1819
Narrative of a journey into Persia.
(Translated from the German.)
225. Kuhnenfeld (K.
London, 1873 .
The strategical importance of the
Euphrates Valley Railway. (Tran
226. Lacouperie (T. de)
J. R. A. S., 1888
The Origin of the Babylonian Charac
ter from the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
227. Lancaster (Sir J.)
London, 1877
The voyages of Sir James Lancaster,
Kt., to the East Indias. (Hakluyt
228. Latham (G.)
Calcutta, 1870 .
India to England ; Proposed New
Overland Route via Turkish Arabia A term used by the British officials to describe the territory roughly corresponding to, but not coextensive with, modern-day Iraq under the control of the Ottoman Empire. .
229. Layard (A. H.) .
J. R. G. S. XII,
Ancient sites among the Bakhtiyari
Mountains with remarks
on the rivers of Susiana and the
site of Susa by Prof. Long.
230. Ditto
J. R. G. S. XVI,
a description of the Province of
281. Ditto
London, 1853 .
Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh
and Babylon.
232. Ditto (Sir A. H.)
London, 1887 .
Early Adventures in Persia, ^usiana
and Babylonia.
Lee (S.)
See Batuta.
233. Lerchenfeld (A.
F. von S.).
Technical expedition through the
land of the Euphrates and Tigris
234. Loftus (W. K.) .
1856, and Pr.
R. G. S. I.
Notes of a journey from Baghdad to
Basrah with descriptions of several
Chaldaean Remains,
235. Ditto
J. R. G. S.
XXVII, 1857,
Pr. R. G. S. I.,
On the determination of the River
Eulaeus of the Greek Historians.
236. Ditto
London, 1857
Travels and Researches in Chaldaea
and Susiana.
237. Long (G.)
(See also Layard.)
J. R. G. S. Ill,
Reports on the Navigation of the

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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:

Extent and format
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.

Physical characteristics

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' [‎2712] (1229/1262), 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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