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'Routes in Arabia' [‎61] (94/852)

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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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ROUTE N3. 13.
107 miles. 7 stages.
Authorities.j Report .on the Region between,
Baghdad and 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. , 1911.
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. Gazetteer, 1908.
Captain W. H. I. Shakespear, February
1910 ; and January 1911.
Captain G. E. Leaehman, March 1910.
Barclay Raunkiaer, January 1912.
General Description. —An unmade track, ordinarily practic
able for wheeled transport all the way to Basrah ; but consider
able spadework would be necessary at the Mutla" Pass 3 miles
north of Jahrah, as well as the" spreading of brushwood, or simi
lar material to render passable the soft sand just before the pass
is reached.
The shortest of the land routes running between Kuwait
and Basrah does not follow the one here described but leads
from the Mutla' pass direct to Safwan and thereby saves about 5
miles. When the Euphrates rises to any great extent that
portion of the route lying between Rafidhiyah, stage 6, and
Basrah is impassable, being sometimes flooded to a depth of
2 or 3 feet. The highest flood season of the Euphrates is during
the month of April.
Water. —Limited and only passably good at Kuwait; plenti
ful at stage 1 ; none at stages 2 and 3 ; limited at 4 ; plentiful
at 5 ; good and abundant at 6 and 7. It will be noted that there
is no water at all between Jahrah, stage 1, and Qash 'amyah,
Stage 4, a distance of 47 miles. Water would therefore have
to be stored at the two intermediate halting places, which are
Fuel.—Scarce throughout, except at Jahrah, stage 1, and
near Rafidhiyah, stage 6.
Fodder. —Fair camel grazing throughout, except perhaps
at stags 3. Some lucerne is generally to be had at stages 1 and 5.

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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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