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'Routes in Arabia' [‎157] (190/852)

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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 . \il— contd^-
97 m.
West by south. The
route continues across
the plain. Towards
the end of the march a line of hills running north and south is
crossed, the route passing through a valley in which is abun
dant coarse grass. These hills appear to be a principal range,
although of no considerable elevation.
At mile 20, Jirzawiyah ; some wells in a hollow.
22 m.
West by south.
The route runs at
119 m. first over a very
extensive plain of fine gravel with scattered bushes, bounded
on the south by detached rocky hills. Then it lies through red
At mile 22, Wadi-al-Miyah, a plain liable to inundation. The
regular halting placets at the wells of Baj Ir to the west-south
6 MISHASH 27 m. West by south.
BATIN -AL- The route lies first over
146 m. 'URMAH. a gravelly plain, and
then along a sandy torrent bed.
At mile 27 Mishash Batin-al-'Urmah, a place where, after
rain, fresh water can be obtained by digging.
22 m. West. The route
crosses a sandy, but
tolerably firm and level.
163 m.
plain and turns the north of Jabal Mawiyah, to the west of
which is a camping ground.
In 1818 a mixed force of 1,800 infantry, 600 cavalry, and 10
guns assembled here.
10 HANAKIYAH .. 65 m. West-south-west.
• The route runs over
233 m. broken ground.
Between mile 15 and mile 20 a valley running from north west
to south-east is crossed, in which there are some wells. The
route then runs through detached rocky hills, and between mile
40 and mile 45 something resembling a range is crossed, the
direction of which is north-west to south-east.
I fl J,

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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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