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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

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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.

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Historical books online

Also see Gazetteers - Persian Gulf, Oman And Central Arabia
A later edition, edited, with notes and an introduction, by William Crooke, formerly of the Bengal Civil Service. in three volumes, printed for the Hakluyt Society, (Second Series, 2/19, 2/20 and 2/39) 1909-1915. Volume 1, Volume II, Volume III., Public Library of India Collection.
Central Asia. Part V. A contribution towards the better knowledge of the History, Ethnography, Topography, and resources of part of Asiatic Turkey and Caucasia compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel C M Macgregor 1872. Qatar Digital Library.
Volume II. Zoology and Geology by W T Blanford. 1876
Persia Revisited by General Sir Thomas Edward Gordon, formerly Military Attache and Oriental Secretary to Her Majesty’s Legation at Tehran. 1896, Public Library of India Collection.
A History of Persia by Lieut-Col P M Sykes 1915 Volume I, Volume II;
Vol I, 2nd edition 1921. Also available World Digital Library Library of Congress. Images and maps may be better/ rotatable. Click on image to read online. Vol II, 2nd edition 1921;
Vol I, 3rd edition 1930, Vol II, 3rd edition 1930
Persia by Brigadier General Sir Percy Sykes 1922 including
British Library Untold lives blog ‘Persian Gulf tragedy’ – the death of John Gordon Lorimer 08 February 2014 (retrieved 18 June 2014)
The Gates of India, being an Historical Narrative by Colonel Sir Thomas Holdich 1910
Political Frontiers and Boundary Making by Col. Sir Thomas H Holdich 1916
"Between the Tigris and the Indus" by Colonel Sir Thomas H Holdich The Geographical Review Volume IV September 1, 1917
Persia by Sir Arnold Wilson 1932. Link to a pdf download STOU Digital Repository Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Note, website has been noticed to be unavailable at times. Possibly may be open only during "office hours".