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'Routes in Arabia' [‎183] (216/852)

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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. 50.
61 miles. 3st ^ es -
Authorities. —Major P. Z. Cox and Lieiitenant C. II.
Gabriel, from native information.
General Description.—A journey of three caravan days,
across a desert for the first 24 miles, then over a grassy plain for
10 or 12 miles, and then along the bed of a watercourse
through a mountain range presenting no difficulties to came
transport For the last 6 miles the route lies -cross a P 1 ^ 1 ^
whicti gradually dips towards the sea. It should bo noted that
the port of Fujairah is Ghallah, about 4 miles awaytothe
south There is a landing place for passengers at Gharaifah,
which is only 2 miles from Fujairah. Ghallah is also known
oo TOlba but never as Ghallat Kalba. „ , , ^ n ,i.
Wafer. Fairly plentiful throughout the first half of the
iour lev but scarce afterwards except at Fujairah. .
Fill and JWier.—Fairly abundant at Umra-ul-Qaiv.ain,
but scarce from there to mile 24 where the Duaid plain is entered,
ifrp-r which they are again plentiful. .
Svv^ie? Vcrv limited. Dates are procurable in season
at ^tal-Qaiwafn, Falaj A1 ■AH, Haqalah, W5di ham, and
Fut-irah. Transport animals, in varying numbers, are -Iso
J -i 11 of places Some wheat and jawxri are obtain
rbte afFuti a n The" is a eonsiclerable fleet of pearling and
J r t ho teat Umm-al- Qaiwain and there are also a few sea-
going and "flshing craft at Ghallah, the port of Fupirah.
^o. of stage
an l total
. x o, at A town in Truci-.1
LMM-AL-QAI- .Orain, defended by
WAiN. awr,llwith towers and

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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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