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Place name index 19th century travel reports

The index offers links to places mentioned in digital editions of 19th century reports, grouped by (modern Turkish) province and district.

Currently the following provinces are included:

in Turkey

Adana, Adıyaman, Ağrı, Batman, Bayburt, Bingöl, Bitlis, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gümüşhane, Hakkari, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kars, Kilis, Malatya, Mardin, Muş, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa (Urfa), Siirt, Şirnak, Sivas, Trabzon, Tunceli (Dersim), Van

in Syria


Travel reports included in the index

AINSWORTH, William Francis

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


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)

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

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

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)

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)

LYNCH, Henry F.B.

Armenia. Travels and studies

2 vols. vol. II The Turkish provinces

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


Highlands of Asiatic Turkey

London, 1901 (Edward Arnold)


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


'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

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