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The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. 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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Page 106, line 29, delete from “ In the same way it has been known ” to
end of paragraph and substitute —
“The Anglo-Persian Oil Company have completed (April 1912) a pipe
line (total length 130 miles) to convey oil from the fields at Maidan-i-Naftun
some-30 miles south-east of Shushtar, to Abbadan Island at the mouth of the
Shatt-al-’Arab. The original stipulation was that a sum of £2,000 per
annum should be paid to the Chiefs for the protection of the oil-fields, and
a further sum of £1,000 for the protection of the pipe line. Under present
arrangements, however, £ 600 is retained by the Company for the payment
of the Bakhtiari guards at the oil-fields, whom it pays itself, and, it is be
lieved that the guards actually cost the Company some £ 8,200 over
and above this sum.”
Page 107, line 20, delete from “at the river port” to line 46 “ about 8
miles south of Shushtar ” and substitute —
T T T, 0 _ steamers work between . Ahwaz and Shalalieh, about 35 miles
below Shushtar, but above Band-i-Qir the river navigation during summet
and autumn is very difficult. For further details see Karun River.
Page 108, line 4, delete from “ It is from Nasiri ” to line 9 “ to end of it ”
and substitute —
“ The main routes leading through the Bakhtiari country from the coast
to the interior of Persia are—
(а) The Lynch or Bakhtiari road (Ahwaz to Isfahan).
(б) The Shushtar-Bazuft-Isfahan route.
Of these {a) is the main trade route from the sea-coast to the centre of
Persia, and is used by the nomads of the eastern portion of the Bakhtiari
country, while (6) is the route followed by the nomads of the western por
tion in their annual migrations.
The Lynch road starts from Nasiri, where Messrs. Lynch Bros, have
established themselves, and enters the south-west limits of the Bakhtiari
country 20 miles to the north of Nasiri.
Page 109, line 27, dele'e present table and substitute —
1908. 1909 1910 .
Reached. Despatched. Reached. Despatched. Reached. Despatched
2,254 3,763 10,771 12,555 5,451 18,766.
Page 108, line 39, delete from “ In describing this route ” to page 109 line
24, “Nevertheless, from ” and substitute- Pg ’ lm0
“ The total length of this route from Ahwaz to Isfahan is 293 miles of
which only the first 42 miles are fit for wheeled traffic, and that only in dry
weather. J J
For a detailed description of this route see Routes in Persia Volume TIT
Route No. 69.
Page 109.—At bottom of page insert —
A postal service was organized in October 1910 between Ahwaz and
Isfahan; the mails are conveyed by foot-messengers, and under normal

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The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.

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, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.

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1 volume (88 folios)

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 88; these numbers are printed or in pencil, 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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