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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

British Library Untold lives blog ‘Persian Gulf tragedy’ – the death of John Gordon Lorimer 08 February 2014 (retrieved 18 June 2014)