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'Routes in Arabia' [‎621] (654/852)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. 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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(2,696 feet).
A goods shed with platform 25 yards long and 31 feet high.
Little trade at present. Important as the station tor
Kerak, seat of government of a Mutasarrif and gar
risoned by one battalion, situated only 6 hours to
the west.
Pilgrim route passes close to west. A large reservoir here
stone lined with cement, 70 yards by 50 yards, with
a capacity of 7,920,000 gallons. Supply depends on
rainfall. Windmill pump on it supplies two water
tanks, each with a capacity of 6,600 gallons.
22 348*7 A stone bridge with six arches, each of 25 feet span, just
outside station over dry stream bed, which is dammed
to fill reservoir when it rains.
18*7 367*2 Steep ascent of 1 in 50 for short way, then over undulat- ^
ing country. Long descent of 1 in 55 into A1 Hasa §£
Valley, the head of the Wadi Karahi.
Through two deep rock cuttings.
10*7 377*9 Station buildings, and one loop siding of 250 yards. Water
tank and well, with good supply 80 feet below sur
face, drawn by windmill pump.

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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:

Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.

Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.

Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.

Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.

Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.

The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.

Extent and format
1 volume (425 folios)

Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.

The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.

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Condition: A bound, printed volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; 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. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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