Iran was previously known as Persia. This page also includes the Persian Gulf and surrounding areas.
- Persian War 1856-57
- Post and Telegraphs Department for information abot the Indo-European Telegraph
- See General Register Office for births, marriages and deaths.
- Society of Genealogists, London.The Society of Genealogists’s page Geographical Resources Overseas: Iran states that it has records for Iran:Teheran:Akbarabad Prot Cemetery, British B 1811-1969
- A search for Iran in the Society of Genealogists Catalogue includes the following entries:
- Iran : B & MIs of the British by Denis Wright reprinted from Iran 36, 1998, Iran 37, 1999, Iran 39, 2001 Published by British Institute of Persian Studies, 1998-99, 2001 Description: pp.165-174, 293-298.
- Iran : Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies is available at the British Library so the above articles should also be available at the British Library
- Persian Gulf (& surrounds) : MIs: An Indian miscellany, consisting of genealogical & biographical notes & lists of monumental inscriptions by H Bullock and H K Percy-Smith 1941-44
- The LDS Library catalogue has the following entry:Church of England in Iran. Anglican Chaplaincy (Julfa) Baptisms, 1875-1879 Marriages, 1877 Film 574493 Item 2. The original records are now in the London Metropolitan Archives DL/E/E/056/MS11215A (previously in the Guildhall) and are records from the Mission Chapel, Julfa. The chapel appears to have been attached to the Church Missionary Society.
- India Office Records at the British Library
- Iran: Sources in the India Office Records
- Factory Records: Persia and the Persian Gulf IOR/G/29 1620-1822
- Records of the British Residency and Agencies in the Persian Gulf IOR/R/15 1763-1951.
- Indo-European Telegraph Department IOR/L/PWD/7 1865-1931
- Finding Aid:British Colonial Policy and Intelligence Files on Asia and the Middle East, c. 1880-1950 IDC Publishers. Original records held in the India Office Records. Includes a section on Iran.
- "John Isaacson of Exning, Persia and India" by Tony Fuller and Jenny Law FIBIS Journal Number 3 (Spring 2000). FIBIS members may read this article online.
- 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.
- 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.
- India List post and thread: IETD in Persia . This post says “I found Denis Wright’s book The English amongst the Persians invaluable for background to the tortuous life in Persia. First edition published 1977 as The English amongst the Persians during the Qajat period, 1787-1921, available at the British Library. 2nd Edition: The English amongst the Persians: Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran Preview Google Books
- Photograph of an unidentified captain of the Royal Engineers who was in all likelihood attached to the Indo-European Telegraph Department office that was located in Teheran. From the Soldiers of the Queen website.
- "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 html version, 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
- This link is a table which shows the Persian Gulf Division of the Bombay Postal Circle (Bombay GPO) and the Sindh Postal Circle (Karachi GPO), in Bushire 
- India Office files to go online as British Library seals deal with Qatar Mark Brown The Guardian, 18 July 2012
Historical books online
- Routes in Persia Compiled in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General’s Department in India 1887 Archive.org
- "Telegraph Routes in Persia", page 707
- Parliamentary Papers
- [Foreign Office:] Correspondence relating to Persia and Affghanistan 1839 (524 pages) Contents Google Books
- Correspondence relating to Persia: Presented to both Houses of Parliament 1841 Google Books
- Correspondence respecting relations with Persia. Presented to both Houses of Parliament 1857 1857 Archive.org
- Further correspondence respecting the affairs of Persia. Presented to both Houses of Parliament April 1914 1914 Archive.org
- Through Persia in disguise, with reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny by Colonel Charles E. Stewart, edited from his diaries by Basil Stewart. 1911 Archive.org
- The India connection in 1866 page 85
- A Year Amongst the Persians: impressions as to the life, character, and thought of the people of Persia, received during twelve month's residence in that country in the years 1887-8, by Edward Granville Browne 1893 Archive.org
- "The Telegraph Department in Persia" by CE Biddulph page 99 and "The Telegraph Department in Persia, an Explanation" by General A Houtum-Schindler page 321 The Asiatic Quarterly Review New Series Volume 3 January-April 1892 Archive.org
- Ten thousand miles in Persia or, Eight years in Iran by Major Percy Molesworth Sykes, HM Consul, Kerman and Persian Baluchistan 1902 Archive.org
- 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 is not available online.
- 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 not available online.
- Persia and the Persian Question (2 Volumes) by George Nathaniel Curzon (Lord Curzon) 1892 is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website.
- Article "Indo British Trade with Persia" by Naoroz M Parveez pages 12-29 Imperial and asiatic quarterly review, and oriental and colonial record 1907 Third Series Volume 23 is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. The article is computer pages 19-36. There is a discussion of the paper from page 106, computer page 113.
- ↑ The Arabian frontier of the British Raj: merchants, rulers, and the British in the nineteenth-century Gulf, page 118 by James Onley 2007 Google Books