The Helmand Sistan Project

Early European Traveler Accounts

Bellew, Henry W. From the Indus to the Tigris: a narrative of a journey through the countries of Balochistan, Afghanistan, Khorassan and Iran, in 1872. London: Truübner & Co., 1874.

Connolly, E. "Sketch of the Physical Geography of Seistan," Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 9 (1840), 710-726,

Ferrier, Josephe-Pierre. Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan; with Historical Notices of the Countries Lying between Russia and India. London: John Murray, 1856.

Goldsmid, Frederic John. Eastern Persia: An Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission, 1870–71–72. London: Macmillan, 1876.

Hedin, Sven. Overland to India: Through Persia, Seistan, and Beluchistan. 2 vols. London: Macmillan, 1910.

Huntington, E. "The basin of eastern Persia and Sistan," in R. Pumpellhy, Explrations in Turkestan. Washington: Carnegie Inst. 1905: 219-316

McMahon, A.H. “The Southern Borderland of Afghanistan.” Geographical Journal 9 (1897): 393–415.

McMahon, Henry. “Seistan Past and Present.” Journal of the Society of Arts 54, no. 2790 (1906a): 657–682.

McMahon, Henry. “Recent Survey and Exploration in Seistan.” The Geographical Journal 28, nos. 3–4 (1906b): 209–28; 333–40.

Pottinger, Henry. Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde. London: Longman, 1816.

Rawlinson, George. A Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Creswick Rawlinson. London: Longmans, 1898.

Rawlinson, H.C. “Notes on Seistan.” Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 43 (1873): 272–294.

Yate, A.C. England and Russia Face to Face in Asia: Travels with the Afghan Boundary Commission. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1887.

Yate, Charles Edward. Khurasan and Sistan. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1900.