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'Routes in Arabia' [‎180] (213/852)

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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. 48—cow^.
at ™^~I ery T 06 thron g hout ^age 1, though plentiful
WaS al Qor ^ lng ^ 2 '- bUt plentiful a g ain in the
aftef ^ Fodder -~^ c&rcG durin g stage 1, but plentiful there-
Supplies.—Nil except at Sharjah {q.v.).
No. of stage
and total
• • • • There is now no town
wall; and the fortified
ori ,i „ . , . residence of the Shaikh
and a series of muu towers which command the plain between
e town and the date plantations constitute at the present
buTtS wt of :r e r Good rr* » re
out the bulk of the town is built of date branches. Popula
tion about o,000 souls. There are about 200 sheps. Water
plentiful i an .J 3 moderatel y g ood - Fuel and fodder are
Lck whiVh l t? Way 0 ! SUpplieS there are dates and iive-
and 9 200 0 '' 0 1 0camels ' 550 donkeys, 130 cattle,
and A200 sheep. There are also 22 horses.
. .p iere are 5 hagUahs, 13 samhuks, 183 pearl boats and a
B;railar number of fishing boats. '
• • 30 m. The first part of this
m stage lies eastward
by the wells of Zibair, (?) miles and Tahil, (?) miles. *1^25 mTles!
however, the desert begins to change to a shingly plain which
is fairly well covered with trees and vegetation.
• J? h , aid , villa «« co n tai ns a four-towered fort and about 700
inhabitants. The water supply is very good and abundant from
a stream with a strong flow.
There are no supplies beyond dates, a little wheat, and a
The dat6 gr0Tes f0 ™ an "O-'

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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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