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'Routes in Arabia' [‎140] (173/852)

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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. 37— contd.
then crossed by a stony path, after which there is a steep and
slippery descent to Thadiq.
The route here turns south-south-west, awl at mile 51 it
strikes the Batin-as-Sadair about the middle of its course at
Hautah (E), a village of 160 houses where dates, other fruits,
cereals and lucerne grow. The water level is at 40 to 100 feet.
There are about 40 camels, 30 donkeys and 100 cattle, besides
ehreo and goats.
At .nile 53, Janubiyah (W), about 80 hcmses ; and possessing
eukivation, fruit trees and livestock up to the average of these
parts. Xo horses. Water from wells at 40—'100 feet.
About mile 55, the village of 'Attar (,W) y 125 houses ; the
usual dates, cereals, melons, lucerne, and livestock ; water at
at 50 to 80 feet.
East of, and close to, 'Attar is Janaili (E), about 80 bouses;
very limited date plantations.
At mils 60, 'Audah ( W), 200 houses ,* crops,, fruit trees, and
livestock similar to the preceding villages-.
Water at 72 to 120 ieet. Both camels-and bullocks are used
to raise water.
Thadiq, a village of 300 houses, in 'Aridh, Extensive plan-
tations erf date palms and other fruit trees. Wheat, barley,
millet, lucerne, and melons arc grown. Very good water from
wells at about 50 feet.
9 HARAIMLAH .. 20 m. Almost due south,
—- at first through jungle
193 m. and then over an un
dulating plain.
At mile 8, the village of Stiiurrah, 135 houses. There are the
usual crops and cereals, but the fruit trees are below the
average numbers. Water from wells at 36 to 48 feet.
Haraimlah, 465 houses, a village blocking the end of a hollow.
There is a large fort and a small hazlr.
Usual crops and fruit trees. Namerous wells of good water
at 'JO feet or less.
10 SIDUS .. .. 12 m. South by east along.
a valley, and then
205 uu across a liglvl -coloured

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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.

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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