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'Routes in Arabia' [‎iv-r] (14/852)

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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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COMPILER'S NOTES.
(R) or (L) means right or left bank of a stream or
watercourse, it being assumed that the reader is facing
down-stream. (B) refers to both banks.
Populations are calculated at 5 persons per house.
Tribal fighting strengths are calculated at |-ths of
total tribal strengths.
A mile is to be regarded as a Statute mile (1,760
yards), unless otherwise expressly stated.
A caravan day means the distance covered by a
caravan in a day, and may be taken as averaging 26
to ^0 miles. A dhalul day, on the other hand, may be
reckoned at anything from 30 to 60 miles.
The system of transliteration adopted in this Route
Book is that recommended by the General Staff; well-
known names, however, retain their conventional
spelling. The system has therefore not been followed
witn regard to certain names which occur frequently
in international correspondence. In those cases the
spelling is such an orthographical compromise between
the various national systems as will render these names
everywhere readily identifiable. Thus, Irak Hodeida,
Kaimakam, will appear instead of Iraq, Hudaidah,

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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.

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1 volume (425 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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