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The record is made up of 1 volume (349 folios). It was created in 1914. It was written in English. 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.


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ABADl— Elev. 6,780'.
A small village on the Zindeh-rud, 22 miles from Imamzideh Isma’il
(7;^-)’ surrounded by poplars, vines and fields of wheat and hailey.—(Beli
A small district in the buliik of Sahneh, Kirmanshah composed of the
seven following hamlets which all bear the name of Ab-barik.
Najafabad and Hasanabad (on the road from Bisitun to Sahneh.) Daulat-
abad, Raisavand, ’Abbasabad, Sangchin and Milleh.
The inhabitants are Lurs and Khazals. The revenue is Ts. 206 cash no
grain. The I jar eh or rent is 600 Khar ears grain and Ts. 300 cash.
Cultivation : grain, garden crops, opium. Proprietor : Vakil-ud-Danlph
See Kuliai— (Rabino, 1907).
A Christian village in Azarbaijan, 8 miles north of Urumieh on the road
to Guchi. It is surrounded by vineyards and other cultivation. Sunnlies
and water plentiful. ^
’ABBASABiLD (1) —Elev. 1,900'.
Known as Izadabad before the time of ’Abb’s M rzh.
A deserted walled town standing high on the left bank of the Aras
the direct and easiest line of communication between the rich valley of
Nakhjivan and Khoi. It was once a flourishing town and owed its pros
penty to Armenian enterprise to whose energy and art its cut-stone
church and ruined embankment yet testify. Before the Russian war in
the early part of the 19th century, the banks were connected by a bridge of
boats. After the war the opening of roads to Julfa and Shah Takht as main
lines of communication, soon caused the place to be deserted. Parallel t
the river on the Persian side is a low line of earthworks, about 200 or 300
yards long, relics of the time of ’Abbas Mirza. The country is barren and
salt. A semicircular piece o land (radius 3| versts or 4,083 yards) on IL
right bank of the Aras opposite ’Abbasabad, became Russian territorv in
virtue of the Turkmanchai treaty (1828), but was restored to Persia
together with the village Hisar on the Khorasan—Trans-Caspian frontier in
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The item is Volume II of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1914 edition).

The volume comprises the north-western portion of Persia, bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north by the Russo-Persian frontier and Caspian Sea; on the east by a line joining Barfarush, Damghan, and Yazd; and on the south by a line joining Yazd, Isfahan, and Khanikin.

The gazetteer includes entries on human settlements (towns, villages, provinces, and districts); communications (roads, bridges, halting places, caravan camping places, springs, and cisterns); tribes and religious sects; and physical features (rivers, streams, valleys, mountains and passes). Entries include information on history, geography, climate, population, ethnography, resources, trade, and agriculture.

Information sources are provided at the end of each gazetteer entry, in the form of an author or source’s surname, italicised and bracketed.

A Note (folio 4) makes reference to a map at the end of the volume; this is not present, but an identical map may be found in IOR/L/MIL/17/15/4/1 (folio 636) and IOR/L/MIL/17/15/4/2 (folio 491).

Printed at the Government of India Monotype Press, Simla, 1914.

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1 volume (349 folios)

The volume contains a list of authorities (folio 6) and a glossary (folios 343-349).

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at inside back cover with 351; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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