'ROUTES IN PERSIA, Section 1.'
Mss Eur F111/369
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The record is made up of 1 volume (206 folios). It was created in 1898. 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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The publication, Routes in Persia, Section I was compiled in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter-Master Gerneral's Department in India and was published by the Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, Calcutta: 1898.
Section I contains all the routes which commence from the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. littoral and extending to a line drawn from Burajird [Borūjerd], through Isfahan [Eşfahān], Yazd, Karman [Kermān], Khabis [Khabīş], Neh to Lash Juwain [Lāsh-e Juwayn]; the routes have been arranged within the volume by starting from the sea base of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. and working up towards the line described.
For each route described the previous authorities, such as publications and accounts of journeys, are given, along with the following details:
- Names of stages: towns and villages which act as stopping points along the route;
- The distance in miles from the previous stage of the route;
- The total distance in miles for that route up to that stage;
- Remarks: including geographical information; details on smaller settlements; sacred places; condition of roads; access to water; other roads and routes.
The volume also includes two appendices which contain details of other routes for which the information was received too late to be included in the main body of the volume.
An ink stamp on the front cover records the confidential nature of the publication and that it was being transmitted for the information of His Excellency the Viceroy (Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin and 16th Earl of Kincardine) only.
The inside front and back covers have pockets containing index maps of the routes described in the volume.
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- 1 volume (206 folios)
Folios 6-10 consist of an alphabetical index to names of places featured in the volume, excluding those places which appear in appendix II. Folios 11-17 are an alphabetical cross-index of the routes featured in the volume, again excluding those routes which appear in appendix II.
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Foliation: The 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. The volume aso contains an original printed pagination sequence.
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- English in Latin script
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- 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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- Mss Eur F111/369
- 1898 (CE, Gregorian)
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