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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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A river in Kurdistin. It rises in the Kuh-i-Marvar'd near the villages
Zar'njub and Sh^rvaneh, 8 far akh-i south of Sinandij. The river is also
called Ab-i-Shlrvaneh ; after a course of 6 farsakhi it takes up the Rlza-
war river and enters the Kara Su in Kirminshlh ground.— (Schindler.)
A stream in Persian Kurdistan, watering the plain of Biluj, between
Maravln fort and Panjavln. It flows into the Kizilji river, and is called
Cham-i-Gaura (q.v.) on the Turkish side of the frontier.— (T. C. Plowden.)
A resting place with a spring of good water 8| miles from Ahuan on
the road to Damghan, and 35^ miles from the latter place. The legend
says Imam Riza once drank water here when on his way to Meshed, hence
the name of the place.— (Schindler.)
IB-PUNEH— Elev. 7,145'.
A small village, 41 miles from Imimzadeh Isma’il, on the road to Isfahan.
It is surrounded by a high wall, and the houses are full of vermin. Straw
and barley very scarce.— (Bell.)
A clan of the Jaff tribe of Kurds, inhabiting both the Persian and
Turkish sides of the frontier on the Diala, near the Sulaiminleh-Kifri
road.— (T. C. Plowden.)
ABRAMANl-SUNI—See Avrumani.
One of the twelve clans into which the Southern Kurds are divided.
They inhabit Tahela on the Gusbish borders of Kurdistan.--(G ? emrd.)
ABRAMANl-TAKHT—See Avrumani.
One of the twelve clans of Southern Kurds. They inhabit a tract about
Sulaimanleh.— (Gerard. )
ABRANDABAD—Corruption of Ibrahim ibid.
A village in the province of Yazd, 17 miles west-north-west of Yazd.
It has a small square fort, enclosed by a double wall.— (Abbott.)
A village of 50 houses on the Bidhand river, 20 miles from Qum (Kum)
in the Kuhistan district.— (Schindler.)
A village on the south of, and almost adjoining, the town of Yazd.—
(K. Abbott.)
ABU TALIB— Lat. 36° 9' 5%" ; Long. 53° 6'.
A village and shrine in Mazandarin, about 40 miles south of Barfarush and
near the source of the river Tijin.— (Lemm — Walker — Stuart.)

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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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