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'Routes in Arabia' [‎118] (151/852)

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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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R oute N o. 32— contd.
brought in from the interior. There are no supplies worth
mentioning. The livestock comprisses about 150 horses and
perhaps 800 camels. There are some 350 pearling boats, 60
sea-going vessels, and about 90 fishing boats.
1 WAJBAH .. 12 m. West by south,
across a rocky and
12 m. pebbly desert com
posed of gravel and marl. At mile 7, Shaqab, where there is
a small fort containing a masonry well with fair water at 36 feet.
Wajbah consists of a walled garden with a tower and
a mosque. There are three masonry wells with fair water at
42 feet.
2 KAR'ANAH 18 m. West-south-west ao-
—— ross a very bare plain.
30 m.
At Kar'anah there is a masonry-lined well with fair water
but at a depth of 150 feet.
4 BA'AIJ .. 37 m. A double stage, due
west across the same
67 m - desert plain. At mile
27, the route skirts the head of th© Dohat-as-Salwa where
there are some brackish wells. Here Route No. 44, Hofuf-
Baraimi Oasis, joins in.*
18 m.
the northern
of the Jafurah
85 m. __
This place is sometimes called Bajash-al-Bahath.
6 MANA'AYAH .. 16 m. Still
across the
101 m. desert.
At about mile 11, the 'Alah wells, situated in a tract of the
same name, lie off the route, about a couple of miles to the
There is a well at Mana'ayah but no details are available.
7 JISHSHAH .. 17 m. Almost due west
across the Jafurah to
11 ® ^ the Shatar wells, at
* At Ba'alJ there are also wells.

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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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