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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 851/3

Watson Collection: Album of snapshot views in Persia.

Photographers: John Williams Watson.
Contents: 355 prints 49x58mm to 108x166mm Collodio-chloride (?) prints
Provenance: Presented by Mrs Anne Christopherson, daughter of Colonel Watson.
Notes: Complete collection comprises Photo 851/1-5. See also Photo 1053.
Subjects: Middle Eastern architecture - consulates - ethnic groups
Description: Black half-leather album, 278x380mm, containing snapshot prints mounted several to a page with handwritten captions.

Prints 1-60 Miscellaneous views and portraits at Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, including the consulate and staff, the hospital and staff, and tomb of Qutb-din-Haidar. Prints 61-66 'March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903'. Views en route. Prints 67-72 Miscellaneous snapshots, including camp scenes, view in a Persian village, and the 'Rud Mahjun' hills. Prints 73-78 The Consulate General and garden, Mashhad. Prints 79-84 'March to Turbat, 1903'. Views of Zaidun, with Sistan Boundary Commission at work. Prints 85-92 Miscellaneous views at Mashhad, including Gauhar Shad's mosque and portraits of the Franklin family. Prints 93-102 'Shikar in Persia'. Portraits of shikaris with dead urials and panthers. Prints 103-108 'Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri'. Views include Nadir Shah's treasure house, inscriptions, and local inhabitants. Prints 109-120 'Tour north of Meshed'. Views include monuments at Gumbad and Tus, and the Hazar Masjid mountain range. Prints 121-139 Views at Nishapur and surrounding region, including Omar Khayyam's tomb, Kadamgar shrine, Shaikh Attar's tomb, turquoise mining and polishing, Subzawar monuments and Jagherk Valley. Prints 140-167 Views in Torbat District, including caravanseries, Bedar Pass, Rud Mahjun hills, Satari village, shrine at Buriabad, and plague quarantine camp outside Jungal. Prints 168-186 Views of Birjand, including the Vice-Consulate and general town views. Prints 187-199 Miscellaneous views, including the Jagherk Valley and farming scenes. Prints 200-216 Views of Kainat, including Furk Fort, Darmian, Durukhsh, Khushk and Shaukatabad. Prints 217-235 'Tours North West of Meshed'. Views include the caravanseries at Maindasht and Zafarani, Kurd sowars, Bujnard and hill scenes. Prints 236-251 'Turkoman'. Views in North-East Iran (Asterabad District) including village life in Gorgan, Goklam, Yamut, Gonbad-e Kavus and Ramian, and part of the remains of Alexander's Wall. Prints 252-266 Views in Asterabad District and border towns, including Persian villages, tomb of Sultan Bayezid at Bastam, and Governor's house at Gorgan (or Asterabad). Prints 267-282 Miscellaneous views in Iran and on the Trans-Caspian Railway, including Badishiran (Russo-Persian Frontier Station), Persian horse-drawn carriage, Samarkand street scene, Ashkhabad bazaar and Bukhara Station. Prints 283-317 Miscellaneous views at Samarkand (Tamerlane's tomb, Ulugh Beg's madrassa and registan), Bukhara, Tashkent and Tbilisi (Tiflis). Prints 318-347 Miscellaneous views and ethnographical portraits in North-East Iran, including hawking parties, Muharram scenes, Shah's birthday party at Birjand, wrestlers, a strong man, dervishes, nomads and beggars. Prints 348-355 Officers and men of the 35th Scinde Horse at Torbat-e-Heydariyeh.

A number of the views in this album were taken during a tour of Northern Iran made with Major (Sir) Percy Molesworth Sykes in November-December 1908. For Sykes' account of this tour, which is illustrated with 15 of Watson's photographs, see Photo 1053. John Williams Watson (b. 1874) served in the Indian Medical Service from 1898-1929. In 1908 he was civil surgeon at the Consulate at Turbat-i-Haidari, south of Meshed.

Awaiting detailed listing.



Album contents:-
Photo 851/3(0) [Snapshot views in Persia and Central Asia.] 
Photo 851/3(1) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(2) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(3) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(4) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(5) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(6) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(7) The animals on the hockey ground, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(8) The animals on the hockey ground, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(9) Bob and the gazelles in the deer park, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(10) Bob and the gazelles in the deer park, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(11) Camp under the old chenar and cypress trees, Azkand. 
Photo 851/3(12) Picnic, Xmas Eve 1905 [?Turbat-i-Haidari]. 
Photo 851/3(13) Wild larkspur at Turbat. 
Photo 851/3(14) Orderlies and gazelles [Turbat-i-Haidari]. 
Photo 851/3(15) Sir A. Hardinge, Churchill and Sykes at the Russian frontier post, Kila Sang-i-Divar. 
Photo 851/3(16) [Camp at unidentified location, Iran.] 
Photo 851/3(17) The walls, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(18) Persian children, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(19) The Shrine of Kutb-Din-Haidar, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(20) Turbat-i-Haidari. My H. Asst. Fazl Mahomed and Hospl Staff, 1905. 
Photo 851/3(21) A poppy field, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(22) J.W. [John Williams Watson] in Turbat[-i-Haidari]. 
Photo 851/3(23) The Hospital, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(24) The Hospital, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(25) The Hospital, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(26) Turbat-i-Haidari, panorama from the west. 
Photo 851/3(27) The walls, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(28) Turbat[-i-Haidari] from the west. 
Photo 851/3(29) The walls, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(30) Turbat hill from Cemetery on Meshed road. 
Photo 851/3(31) The Turbat or shrine of Kutb Din Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(32) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(33) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(34) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(35) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(36) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(37) The Consulate Garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(38) Keyes on the tennis court, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(39) Keyes, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(40) The [Consulate] garden in spring, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(41) The [Consulate] garden in spring, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(42) The [Consulate] garden in summer, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(43) Snow on the apricot blossom, May 1906 [Consulate garden, Turbat-i-Haidari]. 
Photo 851/3(44) Keyes and dogs, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(45) Our defences, Turbat Consulate, 1909. 
Photo 851/3(46) Turbat hill under snow from Consulate roof, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(47) Turbat hill under snow from Consulate roof, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(48) Turbat hill under snow from Consulate roof, Turbat-i-Haidari. 
Photo 851/3(49) Turbat Consulate garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(50) Turbat Consulate garden, Turbat-i-Haidar. 
Photo 851/3(51) Escort lines, Turbat. 
Photo 851/3(52) The pond, Turbat Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(53) Mule lines, Turbat Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(54) Mule lines, Turbat Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(55) Turbat-i-Haidari Consulate, 1904. 
Photo 851/3(56) Turbat-i-Haidari Consulate, 1906. 
Photo 851/3(57) Turbat-i-Haidari Consulate, 1907. 
Photo 851/3(58) Turbat-i-Haidari Consulate, 1908. 
Photo 851/3(59) Turbat-i-Haidari Consulate, 1909. 
Photo 851/3(60) The Lawn, Turbat Consulate, 1909. 
Photo 851/3(61) Camp at Baig. 
Photo 851/3(62) Camp near Birjand. 
Photo 851/3(63) The Katkhuda of Rud Mahjun. 
Photo 851/3(64) A well-to-do Persian villager's home. 
Photo 851/3(65) The Rud Mahjun Hills. 
Photo 851/3(66) Shooting camp. 
Photo 851/3(67) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Dak bungalow on the Quetta line on course of construction. 
Photo 851/3(68) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Loading up. Trade route. 
Photo 851/3(69) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Halt for lunch. Trade route. 
Photo 851/3(70) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Jinny at Kirtaka. Trade route. 
Photo 851/3(71) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Muski Chah. Trade route. 
Photo 851/3(72) March to Turbat-i-Haidari from Quetta, 1903. Muski Chah. Trade route. 
Photo 851/3(73) March to Turbat, 1903. Picnic with Sistan Boundary Commission at Zaidun, Sistan. 
Photo 851/3(74) March to Turbat, 1903.Kila Robat, last dak bungalow on trade route. 
Photo 851/3(75) March to Turbat, 1903. Zaidun, a ruined city in Sistan, destroyed by Timur. 
Photo 851/3(76) March to Turbat, 1903. Sistan Boundary Commission camp [probably at Zahedun]. 
Photo 851/3(77) March to Turbat, 1903. Zaidun. 
Photo 851/3(78) March to Turbat, 1903. The Perso Baluch frontier at Koh-i-Malik Siah. 
Photo 851/3(79) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(80) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(81) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(82) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(83) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(84) Meshed. The Consulate General and garden. 
Photo 851/3(85) The Mosque of Gauhar Shad, Meshed Shrine. 
Photo 851/3(86) Meshed from the south. 
Photo 851/3(87) The Shrine [Gawhar Shad's Mosque, Meshed]. 
Photo 851/3(88) [Drawing water at a pool, Meshed.] 
Photo 851/3(89) The Ark Gate, Meshed. 
Photo 851/3(90) [Sheep and horses at Meshed.] 
Photo 851/3(91) The Franklin family at Meshed. 
Photo 851/3(92) The Franklin family at Meshed. 
Photo 851/3(93) Shikar in Persia. Two urial shot on Hazar Masjid Range, May 1909. Note shikaris and guns. 
Photo 851/3(94) Shikar in Persia [group of hunting trophies]. 
Photo 851/3(95) Shikar in Persia. 1908 Shikar. 
Photo 851/3(96) Shikar in Persia. 1910 Shikar. 
Photo 851/3(97) Shikar in Persia. Persian shikari with panther (shot by himself). 
Photo 851/3(98) Shikar in Persia. Two panther cubs, Nov. 1908. 
Photo 851/3(99) Shikar in Persia. My best urial, Nov. 1908. Chalbash. 37". 
Photo 851/3(100) Shikar in Persia. Dead urial, Nov 1908, Badbur. 
Photo 851/3(101) [Snapshot portrait of a pet dog.] 
Photo 851/3(102) Shikaris and urial, 1910. Camp in Bujnurd Hills. 
Photo 851/3(103) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Interior of Kalat. 
Photo 851/3(104) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Nadir Shah's Treasure House, Kalat. 
Photo 851/3(105) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Firdausi's Bridge at Tus. 
Photo 851/3(106) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Nadir's Bath at Kalat. 
Photo 851/3(107) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Inscription on rock near Kalat. 
Photo 851/3(108) Tour to Kalat-i-Nadiri. Inhabitants of Kalat. 
Photo 851/3(115) Tour north of Meshed. Koh-i-Hazar Masjid Range. 
Photo 851/3(116) Tour north of Meshed. Koh-i-Hazar Masjid Range. 
Photo 851/3(117) Tour north of Meshed. Hazar Masjid Range. 
Photo 851/3(109) Tours north of Meshed. Gumbad or Mil-i-Radkan. 
Photo 851/3(111) Tours north of Meshed. Ruins at Tus [Firdausi's Tomb?]. 
Photo 851/3(112) Tours north of Meshed. Ruins at Tus [Firdausi's Tomb?]. 
Photo 851/3(110) Tours north of Meshed. Mil-i-Radkan. 
Photo 851/3(113) Tours north of Meshed [Party on the road]. 
Photo 851/3(114) Tours north of Meshed [Mounted Turkoman]. 
Photo 851/3(118) Tour north of Meshed. Hazar Masjid Range. 
Photo 851/3(119) Tour north of Meshed. Hazar Masjid Range. 
Photo 851/3(120) Tour north of Meshed. Village under Hazar Masjid Range. Poppy fields. 
Photo 851/3(121) Nishapur. Omar Khayyam's Tomb. 
Photo 851/3(122) Nishapur. The walls. 
Photo 851/3(123) Imamzada near Nishapur [Muhammad Mahruk's Tomb]. 
Photo 851/3(124) Omar's Tomb, shrine of Imamzada, near Nishapur. 
Photo 851/3(125) Omar Khayyam's Tomb [Near Neyshabur]. 
Photo 851/3(126) Kadamgar Shrine, near Nishapur. 
Photo 851/3(127) Kadamgah [Imam Reza Shrine]. 
Photo 851/3(128) Kadamgah. 
Photo 851/3(129) Shrine of Imazada [Muhammad Mahruk's Tomb] near Nishapur. 
Photo 851/3(130) A gate at Nishapur. 
Photo 851/3(131) Nishapur District. Tomb of Shaikh Attar. 
Photo 851/3(132) Nishapur District. Tomb of Shaikh Attar. 
Photo 851/3(133) Washing turquoise matrix, Madan turquoise mines, Nishapur dist. 
Photo 851/3(134) Turquoise polishers [Madan Turquoise Mines, Nishapur District]. 
Photo 851/3(135) Subzawar. 
Photo 851/3(136) Site of old fireworshippers' temple near Subzawar. 
Photo 851/3(137) Minar on site of ruined city of Khosrujird near Subzawar. 
Photo 851/3(138) Jagherk Valley. 
Photo 851/3(139) Sykes' bungalow at Jagherk. 
Photo 851/3(140) Old (?)fire temple near Robat Safed. 
Photo 851/3(141) Turbat District. [?Fire temple at] Robat Safed. 
Photo 851/3(142) Turbat District. Kaskak. 
Photo 851/3(143) Turbat District. Old gateway at Qila Shazada, closed by a millstone. 
Photo 851/3(144) Turbat District. Robat Safed caravanserai. 
Photo 851/3(145) Turbat District. Caravanserais at Sharifabad. 
Photo 851/3(146) Turbat District. Turki. 
Photo 851/3(147) Turbat District. Shasdarra. 
Photo 851/3(148) Turbat District. North side of Bedar Pass on Meshed-Turbat road. 
Photo 851/3(149) Turbat District. Defile near Robat Safed. 
Photo 851/3(150) Turbat District. Bedar Pass, N. side. 
Photo 851/3(151) Turbat District. Rud Mahjun. 
Photo 851/3(152) Turbat District. Rud Mahjun. 
Photo 851/3(153) Turbat District. South side of Bedar Pass. 
Photo 851/3(154) Turbat District. Salari village. 
Photo 851/3(155) Turbat District. Shrine at Buriabad. 
Photo 851/3(156) Turbat District. Jungal. 
Photo 851/3(157) Turbat District. Dehrud. 
Photo 851/3(158) Turbat District. My camp outside Jungal. Plague quarantine. 
Photo 851/3(159) Turbat District. Faraiman Bund. 
Photo 851/3(160) Turbat District. Buriabad. 
Photo 851/3(161) Turbat District. Sangun. 
Photo 851/3(162) The mil or pillar of Kerat on the Perso-Afghan border. 
Photo 851/3(163) An old tomb outside the walls of Meshed. 
Photo 851/3(164) Pilgrims marching to Meshed over the desert. 
Photo 851/3(165) Poor villagers going to a wedding [probably near Meshed]. 
Photo 851/3(166) My caravan on the march in the desert. 
Photo 851/3(167) A haus or well [Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(168) Birjand. Vice Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(169) Birjand. Vice Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(170) Birjand. Vice Consulate. 
Photo 851/3(171) Birjand. Forkgen and dogs at V. Consulate door. 
Photo 851/3(172) Birjand. The Rudkhana 
Photo 851/3(173) Birjand. Summer house, Bagh-i-Hassan Khan. 
Photo 851/3(174) Birjand. Bagh-i-Zarishk. 
Photo 851/3(175) Birjand. Bagh-i-Hassan Khan. 
Photo 851/3(176) Birjand from the north. 
Photo 851/3(177) Birjand from the north. 
Photo 851/3(178) Birjand from the west. 
Photo 851/3(179) Birjand from the north. 
Photo 851/3(180) Birjand from the west. 
Photo 851/3(181) Birjand from the east. 
Photo 851/3(182) Birjand from the south. 
Photo 851/3(183) Birjand from the south. 
Photo 851/3(184) Birjand from the east. 
Photo 851/3(185) Bund-i-Darra, Birjand. 
Photo 851/3(186) Bund-i-Darra, Birjand. 
Photo 851/3(187) Ibex hills [Birjand district]. 
Photo 851/3(188) [Hunters in the (?)Jagherk Valley]. 
Photo 851/3(189) In the Jagherk Valley. 
Photo 851/3(190) The hill of Usta, Barkharz. Old cisterns, etc are to be found at the top. 
Photo 851/3(191) The hill of Usta, Barkharz. Old cisterns, etc are to be found at the top. 
Photo 851/3(192) Donkeys dragging poplar logs [Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(193) [Group posed in courtyard, possibly of the hospital at Turbat-i-Haidari.] 
Photo 851/3(194) Donkeys bringing in brushwood for fuel [Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(195) Kabkch. 
Photo 851/3(196) Baluchis milking goats [Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(197) Threshing [Jungal, Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(198) Reaping [Jungal, Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(199) Reaping [Jungal, Khorasan]. 
Photo 851/3(200) Kainat. Furk Fort. 
Photo 851/3(201) Kainat. Furk Fort. 
Photo 851/3(202) Kainat. Furk. 
Photo 851/3(203) Kainat. Furk. 
Photo 851/3(204) Kainat. Furk. 
Photo 851/3(205) Birjand [plague] Quarantine, 1906. 
Photo 851/3(206) Closing Birjand, [plague] Quarantine, 1907. 
Photo 851/3(207) Shrine at Afaris. 
Photo 851/3(208) Kainat. Darmian Valley. 
Photo 851/3(209) Kainat. Darmian Valley. 
Photo 851/3(210) Kainat. Darmian. 
Photo 851/3(211) Kainat. Darmian. 
Photo 851/3(212) Kainat. Durukhsh. 
Photo 851/3(213) Khushk. Threshing floors in foreground. 
Photo 851/3(216) Shaukatabad. 
Photo 851/3(214) Kainat. Kain. 
Photo 851/3(215) Kainat. Kain. 
Photo 851/3(217) Tours North-West of Meshed. Camp in Bujnurd Hills. 
Photo 851/3(218) Tours North-West of Meshed. Bujnurd Hills. Karatikan. 
Photo 851/3(219) Tours North-West of Meshed. [Portrait of two unidentified men on a verandah]. 
Photo 851/3(220) Tours North-West of Meshed. Kurdish encampment. 
Photo 851/3(221) Tours North-West of Meshed. Kurdish encampment. 
Photo 851/3(222) Tours North-West of Meshed. Caravanserai at Miandasht 


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