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19th Century Travel Reports

Bibliography of travel reports

ABBOTT, Keith Edward

Notes of a Tour in Armenia in 1837

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 12 (1842) pp.207-220

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AINSWORTH, William Francis

An account of a Visit to the Chaldeans, inhabiting Central Kurdistán; and of an Ascent to the Peak of Rowánduz (Túr Sheïkhíwa) in the Summer of 1840

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 11 (1841) pp.21-76

Journey from Angora by Kaïsaríyah, Malátíyah, and Gergen Kal'eh-sí, to Bír or Bírehjik

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 11 (1841) pp.275-310

Notes on a journey from Kaïsaríyah, by Malâtíyah, to Bír or Bírehjik, in May and June, 1839

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 11 (1841) pp.311-340

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Travels and researches in Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Chaldea and Armenia

2 vols. London (John W. Parker), 1842

BADGER, George Percy

The Nestorians and their rituals with the narrative of a mission to Mesopotamia and Coordistan in 1842-1844, and of a late visit to those countries in 1850; also, researches into the present condition of the Syrian Jacobites, Papal Syrians, and Chaldeans, and an inquiry into the religious tenets of the Yezeedees.

London, etc, 1852. 2 dln.


A ride through Asia Minor and Armenia; giving a sketch of the characters, manners and customs of both the Mussulman and Christian inhabitants.

London, 1891 (Murray)

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BARTH, Heinrich

Reise nach Trapezunt durch die nördliche Hälfte Kleinasiens nach Scutari im Herbst 1858

Gotha (Justus Perthes), 1860. Ergänzungsheft zu Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen) [Nr.3]


A ride through Western Asia.

London, 1897 (Macmillan)


Au Kurdistan, en Mésopotamie et en Perse (Mission scientifique du Ministère de l'Instruction Publique

Paris, 1887 (Maison Quantin)

BISHOP (Mrs) [ = Isabella Bird]

Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, including a summer in the Upper Karun region and a visit to the Nestorian rayahs.

London, 1891. 2 vols

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BRANT, James

Notes of a Journey through a part of Kurdistan, in the Summer of 1838

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 10 (1841) pp.341-432

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BURNABY, Frederick Gustavus

On horseback through Asia Minor

London (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington), 1877. 2 vols

BUXTON, Noel & Buxton, Harold

Travel and politics in Armenia, with an introduction by Viscount Bryce and a contribution on Armenian history culture by Aram Raffi.

London, 1914 (Smith, Elder & Co.)


Armenians, Koords and Turks

2 vols. London, 1880 (Samuel Tinsley & Co.)

CURZON, Robert

Armenia: A year at Erzeroom, and on the frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia

London, 1854 (John Murray)


Missionary researches in Armenia: including a journey through Asia Minor, and into Georgia and Persia with a visit to the Nestorian and Chaldean Christians of Oormiah and Salmas

London, 1834 (George Wightman)

GRANT, Asahel

The Nestorians or the lost tribes containing evidence of their identity; an account of their manners, customs, and ceremonies, together with sketches of travel in ancient Assyria, Armenia, Media, and Mesopotamia and illustrations of scripture prophecy

London, 1841 (Murray)

HAMILTON, William J.

Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia; with some account of their antiquities and geology

2 vols. London, 1842 (John Murray)


On horseback through Asia Minor

London, 1898 (Isbister and company limited)

HEUDE, William

Voyage up the Persian Gulf and a journey overland from India to England in 1817 containing notices of Arabia Felix, Arabia Deserta, Persia, Mesopotamia, the Garden of Eden, Babylon, Bagdad, Koordistan, Armenia, Asia Mior etc etc

London, 1819 (Longhan Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown)

KINNEIR, John Macdonald

Journey through Asia Minor, Armenia and Koordistan in the years 1813 and 1814 with remarks on the marches of Alexander and retreat of the Ten Thousand

London, 1818 (John Murray)

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LAYARD, Austen H.

Discoveries among the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the desert; being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the trustees of the British Museum

New York, 1853 (Harper & Brothers Publishers)

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LYNCH, Henry F.B.

Armenia. Travels and studies

2 vols. vol. II The Turkish provinces

London, 1901 (Longmans, Green, and Co.)

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MAUNSELL, Francis Richard

Central Kurdistan

in: the Geographical Journal 18/2 (1901) pp.121-144

Military report on Eastern Turkey in Asia. vol.IV Middle Euphrates Valley - Country from the Gulf of Alexandretta towards Erzerum and Bitlis. Compiled for the Intelligence Department, War Office. 1904 (formerly "Secret" document)

MILLINGEN, Frederick

Wild life among the Koords

London, 1870 (Hurst and Blackett, Publishers)


A Journey in Dersim

in: the Geographical Journal 44/1 (1914) pp.49-68

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MONTEITH, Lieut.-General W.

Kars and Erzeroum: with the campaigns of Prince Paskiewitch in 1828 and 1829; and an account of the conquests of Russia beyond the Caucasus from the time of Peter the Great to the Treaty of Turcoman Chie and Adrianople

London, 1856 (Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman)

NOLDE, Eduard (Baron)

Reise nach Innerarabien, Kurdistan und Armenien 1892

Braunschweig, 1895 (Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn)


Highlands of Asiatic Turkey

London, 1901 (Edward Arnold)

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Notes on a journey from Erz-Rúm, by Músh, Diyár-Bekr, and Bíreh-jik, to Aleppo, in June, 1838

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 10 (1841) pp.445-454

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Vom Kaukasus zum Mittelmeer. Eine Hochzeits- und Studienreise durch Armenien

Leipzig & Berlin, 1903 (B.G. Teubner)


Impressions of Turkey during twelve years' wanderings

London, 1897 (Hodder and Stoughton)

RASSAM, Hormuzd

Asshur and the Land of Nimrod being an account of the discoveries made in the ancient ruins of Nineveh, Asshur, Sephervaim, Calah, Babylon, Borsippa, and Van, including a narrative of different journeys in Mesopotamia, Assyria, Asia Minor and Koordistan

Cincinnati (Curds & Jennings), New York (Eaton & Mains), 1897

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Notes on a Journey from Tabríz, through Kurdistán, via Ván, Bitlís, Se'ert and Erbíl, to Suleïmániyeh, in July and August, 1836

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 8 (1838) pp.54-101

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To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan in disguise. With historical notices of the Kurdish tribes and the Chaldeans of Kurdistan

Boston [1914] (Small, Maynard and Company)


Narrative of a tour through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia with an introduction and occasional observations upon the condition of Mohammedanism and Christianity in those countries. 2 vols

New York, 1840 (D. Appleton & Co.)

SUTER, Henry

Notes on a Journey from Erz-Rúm to Trebizond, by way of Shebb-kháneh, Kará Hisár, Sívas, Tókát, and Sámsún, October 1838

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 10 (1841) pp.434-444

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Dar-ul-Islam. A record of a journey through ten of the Asiatic provinces of Turkey

London, 1904 (Bickers & Son)


'Travels in Kurdistan, with Notices of the Eastern and Western Tigris, and ancient Ruins in their Neighbourhood' in: the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, London 35 (1865) pp.21-58

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'Journal of a Tour in Armenia, Kurdistan, and Upper Mesopotamia, with Notes of Researches in the Deyrsim Dagh', in: the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, London 38 (1868) pp.281-361

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TOZER, Henry Fanshawe

Turkish Armenia and Eastern Asia Minor

London, 1881 (Longmans, Green & Co.)

VAN LENNEP, Henry J. van

Travels in Asia Minor, with illustrations of biblical literature and researches in archeology

London (John Murray), 1869-1870. 2. vols.

VON MOLTKE, Graf Helmuth

Briefe über Zustände und Begebenheiten in der Türkei aus den Jahren 1835 bis 1839

Berlin/ Vosen / Bromberg, 1841 (Druck und Verlag von Ernst Siegfried Mittler)

WARKWORTH (Lord) (later: Earl Percy)

Notes from a diary in Asiatic Turkey

London, 1898 (Edward Arnold)

WIGRAM, W.A. & Wigram, Edgar T.A.

The cradle of mankind. Life in Eastern Kurdistan

London, 1922 2nd ed. (A & C. Black) (1st ed: 1914)

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