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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME I' [‎95v] (195/820)

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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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DEH-I-ZAMAN (No. 1)—
The fourth halting-place between Tabas and Nishapur, 122 miles
north-east of the former place.— (Kennier.)
A village in Khorasan, 28 miles from Badrashkand, on the road to Sabza-
war. It has water and supplies.-(/femmr ; MacGregor.)
A village in Sabzawar, Khorasanj 146 miles north of Tun. Water and
supplies procurable.— {MacGregor.)
A sect of the Shfis of Persia. They believe the World is uncreated and
indissoluble, and conceive that man is taught his duty by a mysterious order
of priesthood, whose numbers are fixed, and who rise in gradation from the
lowest paths to the sublimest heights of divine knowledge.— ^[Malcolm.)
A section of the Sharif tribe of Yamut Turkomans. See Yamut —(C E
Yate.) ’ v
A defile in the Daman-i-Kuh, in Northern Khorasan, leading to Rughir
in Akhal, through which the 1 urkomans passed on raids to Persian territory
from the Akhal country.— {Thomson.)
A hot spring in Khorasan, 6 miles out in the desert from Naiband.—
See Bikaran.
.A Vll ! a § e > m ^ Sabzawar district of Khorasan, midway between Sabza-
war and Za afaram, on the road to Nishapur.— (2M ew .)
A spring at the foot of the Gulf Dagh range, forming the headwater of the
Gurgan river. It .s situated 2 miles beyond Yalali Chashmeh (q.v ) at 8
mdes irom Arkakh, 18 miles from Binder and 34 miles from Chaqur
This with Yalah Chashmeh and another spring, is the permanent source of
DiimitoBtt]nard ^-d
A halting place in Kirman, on the road from Yazd to Naiband 79 miles
east of the after place There is very brackish water here, which W'
) USt POtab e; fr0m a large streaw > called the Rud-i-GalQ Shur.—

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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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