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'Routes in Arabia' [‎200] (233/852)

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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. 55— contd.
No. of stage
KO. Ul
and total
Situated on the
western shore of a
sandy bay, 6 miles
broad, open from the north-north-east to east. It is a town of
some 175 houses and 1,000,inhabitants. The wells give good
water at 24 feet. Livestock includes 20 camels, 50 donkeys,
700 sheep and goats, 10,000 date palms.
Here ends Route No. 52, Ras-al-Khaimah-Dibah.
1 BIDYAH .. 15 m. General direction
of Dibah is Gharfah ; 100 houses, 10 fishing boats, 30 camels, 30
donkeys, 50 cattle, 300 sheep and goats and 6,000 date palms.
At mile 4, Rul Dibah, and at mile 6 Rul Dhadnah; each
village has about 40 houses, and between them they possess 200
cattle, 200 sheep and goats, and 2,500 date palms.
At mile 10, Dhadn^h ; 5C houses, 100 cattle, 100 sheep and
goats and 500 date palms.
At mile 12, Sharam ; 40 houses, 10 donkeys, 50 cattle, 200
sheep and goats and 2,000 date palms.
At mile 15, Bidyah ; 300 houses, 10 sca-going boats and
8 fishing boats, 3 shops, 15 camels, 30 donkeys, 200 cattle, 100
sheep and goats, 3,500 date palms ; wheat and maize are culti
2 QARAIYAH 20 m. General direction
50 houses, 15 fishing boats, 30 donkeys, 40 cattle, 400 sheep and
goats and 2,000 date palms.
At mile 4, Lulaiyah ; 50 houses, 40 camels, 20 donkeys,
30 cattle, 150 sheep and 2,000 date palms.
At mile 6, Kh5r Fakkan ; situated on the southern shore of
a sandy bay two miles wide, extending one mile inland, and open
to the north-east; there is a perfectly sheltered boat harbour at
the east end of the bay ; 150 houses and 7 shops, 800 inhabitants.
15 m.
Immediately south
35 m.
At mile 2, Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. ;

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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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