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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎26r] (56/220)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (106 folios). It was created in 1911. 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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Senna to Merivan.
For this route, the data I have do not agree together, nor can anything be gained
by referring to Volume II, GazettShr of Persia, 1905, in which we find Duveisseh
(Doissa) given by Gerard as 18 miles from Senna, and Davaiza as 11 by
I consequently give the notes I have as they stand.
Farsalchs. Senna.
IJ to the right Sufian.
Aranan to the left.
41 Duveis eh to the right.
51 Tudar to the right.
6J Gavderreh to the right.
71 Bruder to the right; at J farsakh to the left of Bruder, Gendebu.
91 Darreh Khushkeh.
lOJ Kakozekria to the right.
Ill Yanevereh to the right.
12i Yelileh to the right.
131 Shaikh Attar on the road.
Mountain of Garran.
141 Bagh Khan.
Ilf Vulin n to the right.
161 River of Gardalan bridged by the bridge of Ga-ran.
171 Astarabad on the road.
18f Mussik.
191 Merivan.
There are mountains the whole way on either side of the road.
From a different source we have :—
Farsabhs. Senna.
3 Duveisseh.
7 Daravushkeh (Darreh-Khoshkeh).
iH Kakuzekria.
15 Shaikh Attar.
17 Bagh Khan.
201 Merivan.

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Confidential report compiled by Hyacinth Louis Rabino. The report was printed in Simla at the Government Monotype Press, 1911.

The report is divided into three parts (I-III), as follows:

Part I: Geographical and Commercial Notes (folios 6-39) with sections on the province of Kurdistan (including information on cultivation, population, revenue, roads, imports/exports, and the capital, Senna), its tribes (including statistics on population, land, and residences), rivers, and mountains, and appendices comprised of government lists of villages.

Part II: History (folios 40-54) with a chart showing the Valis and Provincial Governors of Kurdistan for the years 1169-1905 (folio 41).

Part III: Gazetteer of Kurdistan (folios 55-104) arranged alphabetically.

At the back of the volume is a glossary (folios 105-06) including notes on the weights used in Kurdistan.

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1 volume (106 folios)

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (f 5) which refers to the volume's original pagination.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 108; 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.

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