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'Routes in Arabia' [‎94] (127/852)

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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 No. 26— concld.
At mile 11, the Shadhaf wells with bitter water at 12 feet.
At mile 14, the hill of Al-Matai.
At mile 19, the hill and wells of 'Araq, the water being dan
Here alternative ]> is joined.
ROUTE No. 27.
256 miles. 11 stages.
Authorities. —Major S. G. Knox, February 1908 (as far
as Anta'a only).
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.
Native information.
General Description. —A little-frequented caravan ^ route
traversing in succession the desert tracts on Qra ah, Adau,
Salu', Hazaim, Sudah, Radaif, Huzum, and Biyadh; and en
tering the Qatif Oasis about four miles beyond the Bedomu
camping ground of Abu Ma'an.
Water.- —Good and abundant at stages 1 to 3, and 11; and
good at stage 5. The water-supply is generally inditferent
in Radaif, stages 6 and 7. In Biyadh, slages 8 to 10, wells aio
said to be very numerous, and water is obtainable almost any*
where by digging a few feet. Spring water is abundant throng
out the Qattf Oasis.
Fuel. —Plentiful in the] villages throught stage 1. Very
scarce at stage 2. Sufficient at 3, and fairly abundant y* 0111
4 to 6. Scarce from stage 6 to the QatTf Oasis, where it is abun
Fodder. —Poor camel grazing at stage 2 and 6 ; good a
stages 8 and 9 ; elsewhere sufficient for small caravans,
stage 11 there is fodder for horses and cattle.
Supplies,—Nil, except at Kuwait and Qatif.

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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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