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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME I' [‎80r] (164/820)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (396 folios). It was created in 1910. 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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D AD!NEH— Lat. 38° 14' 0"; Long. 57° 2' 30". —(Napier.)
A ruined village in Kurdish Khorasan, 64 miles nor’-nor’-west from
Buj nurd. — {N apier.)
DADUK— Lat. 38° 14' 0"; Long. 56° 41' 0".—(Stewart.)
A village in Northern Khorasan in the upper valley of the Chandir.—
The last place in Persia on the road from Meshed to Herat via Kafir
Kaleh. It is not inhabited, but is merely a ruined caravanserai, 12 miles
from Ka lz.— (Stewart.)
A high ridge in Kurdish Khorasan, 22 miles east of Shirvan, and about
equidistant from that town and Kuchan. A fine view of these towns and
of the plain between them is obtained from the summit.— (Napier.)
See Deh-i-Shahi.
DAKAR MUJAN— Lat. 38° 16' 0" ; Long. 57° 24' 0".— (Intelligence Divi
sion, War Office.)
A pass in Northern Khorasan leading over the Kupeh Bagh range to the
Atak.— (Intelligence Division, War Office.)
A village in Khorasan, in the plain or district of Pusht-i-Bustam,
about 8 miles north of Bustam. It is one of the principal villages in the
district.— (MacGregor.)
DALAKUH— Lat. 34° 15' 0"; Long. 57° 0' 0".—(Stewart.)
A hamlet in Khorasan on the road from Yazd to Nishapur, and 21 miles
from Shirkhisht. It is a poor little place with some cultivation.— (Gill.)
A riveB in Khorasan, crossed between Tabas and Darreh Bit, on the road
to Tun.— (MacGregor.)
A settlement on the Atrak river, about 25 or 30 miles Tom its mouth
in the Hasan Quli lagoon. A marshy lake has been formed here by the
efforts of the Russian engineers to divert the river to a more northerly
course. The water is unfit for use owing to its stagnation and the decay
ing vegetable matter which it contains.— (O'Donovan.)

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The item is Volume I of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1910 edition).

The volume covers the provinces of Astarabad, Shahrud-Bustam, and Khorasan, or such part of them as lies within the following boundaries: on the north the Russo-Persian boundary; on the east the Perso-Afghan boundary; on the south and south-west, a line drawn from the Afghan boundary west through Gazik to Birjand, and the road from Birjand to Kirman, and from Kirman to Yazd; and on the west the road from Yazd to Damghan and thence to Ashraf.

The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

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

The volume contains an index map (from a later edition of the Gazetteer of Persia ), dated January 1917, on folio 397.

The volume also contains a glossary (folios 393-394); and note on weights and measures (folios 394v-395).

Prepared by the General Staff Headquarters, India.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, India.

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1 volume (396 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 398; 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 file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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