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Iran was previously known as Persia. This page also includes the Persian Gulf and surrounding areas.

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The journal Iran is available at the British Library. These articles may also be read in full through the website JSTOR, including through the free access provisions, see Miscellaneous tips-Access some articles in the JSTOR subscription website for free
There are also some records for Iran in the "World Miscellaneous" records on FamilySearch

FIBIS resources

John Isaacson, who at the time was described as a "Sergeant, RE", arrived in Persia on 11 November 1863 and was posted to the Persian section of the IETD. He died in Bushire in 1892.

External links

  • Qatar Digital Library has content from the India Office Records at the British Library
  • Bushehr (Bushire) Wikipedia
  • Indo-European Telegraph Department in Iran Encyclopaedia Iranica. While the IETD was an autonomous department for much of its existence, between February 1888 and April 1893, it was under direct auspices of the Director General of Indian Telegraphs. The IETD was dissolved in March 1931. There was significant intermarriage with Iranian Armenians.
    • "Scientific Instrument with a Story to Tell" by John Packer Bulletin of the Scientific Instruments Society No. 92 (2007), pages 17-18. html version, original pdf
  • "The Raj Reconsidered: British India’s Informal Empire and Spheres of Influence in Asia and Africa" by James Onley Asian Affairs Volume XL, no. I, March 2009 original pdf
  • Britain and the Gulf Shaikhdoms, 1820 - 1971 by James Onley 2009 Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) html version ,download a pdf
  • Armenian Graves in Bushire Chater Genealogy


Historical books online

Three volumes of the Gazetteer Of The Persian Gulf, Oman And Central Arabia by J G Lorimer, Indian Civil Service, are available to read online on the Digital Library of India website, being Parts I and II (missing Part III), of Volume 1, Historical, published 1915 and the Geographical section of Volume II, Geographical and Statistical Gazetteer, published 1908.
Both Parts of Volume I, Historical, have the same extensive index, covering all Parts. Part I consists of the 'Arabian' portion of the History. Part I Contents computer pages 12-137. Text commences cp 138. Part II consists of the 'Persian' section of the History. Part II Contents computer pages 10-133. Text commences cp 134. Appendix "Published books and articles" cp 1210. Part III (a portfolio of genealogical trees of the ruling families) is not available on the Digital Library of India.
Volume II Geographical and Statistical Gazetteer. There is no Index. Introduction pages i-iii are missing. The text is cp 8-2047 and appears to be all Geographical. The Statistical portion is perhaps another volume, which is not available online.
The Qatar Digital Library contains (at October 2014), copies of the original editions,
Volume I: Historical: Part II and
Volume II: Geographical and Statistical
Click on “About this record” for information about the contents. To select a particular page, click on “View all items”.
Volume I, Part III is available on the National Library of Australia Digital Collections-Maps Catalogue entry. It contains two maps and genealogical trees.
British Library Untold lives blog ‘Persian Gulf tragedy’ – the death of John Gordon Lorimer 08 February 2014 (retrieved 18 June 2014)