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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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ABtZAIDiBlD or BOZlBlD—Elev. 3,282'.
A large village of 300 houses 20 miles from Kashan, on the high road to
Yazd. It has a post house and old and new sarai. The first chdpdrkhaneh
on the post road to Naln from Kashan. Supphes scarce but procurable ;
Water from kandts. — {Schindler).
ABVAR—Elev. 5,300'.
A small village in Azarbaijan, 22 miles due east of Manoh. It is close to the
Kizil Uzun, over which there is a stone bridge of 5 piers.—(Petermann’s
Mi ttheil ungen.)
IBYANEH—Elev. 6,550'.
A town in BarzrQd, a sub-district of Natanz, 250 houses; there is a good
road to Soh, 14 miles oil.— {Vaughtm — Schindler).
A river in Mazandaran flowing into the Caspian and crossed by the coast
road between the Rud-i-Sar and Salmrud, four and-a-half stages from Rasht.
It has no considerable body of water except in the spring. {Holmes.)
A religious sect in Persia who are described as meeting, both men and
women, in a cave by night and the light being extinguis ed promiscuous and
often incestuous intercourse follows. In these extraordinary rites may be
recognised those which accompanied the worship of Mylitta of the Assyrians
the Alitta of the Arabs and the Mitra of the Persians.— {Chesney.)
-(ScSfeO * 86 ^ mileS £r ° m Tehr4n t0 the right ° f the road t0 Homadin
ADAWAR—Elev. 5,100'.
A vil 'age of 20 houses on the edge of the Mahldasht plain of Kirmanshah.
it stands near a spur from the Kurkur range below its north-west slope-
A road from Tang-i-Shuan crosses the Mil Pass above and passes the villi™
toKnmanshah There is a vineyard fringed with poplars and neX
planted fruit trees. A large b,.riz stream and some springs of water In
the summer the village is increased by 15 Kurdish huts. Large flock* of sheen
are pastured on the Mahidasht plain : cultivation round : fuel is abuiuS
on the Kurkur range.— {Burton.) 18 aDunciant
A sect oi Sufis in Persia who take their mime from Snlt-in TKT'am a ji
who resigned the royal dignity to become a “an . They ire tw
ADINEH BAZAR CHAI Friday Bazar River
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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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