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'Routes in Arabia' [‎232] (265/852)

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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. 60.
68 miles. 3 stages.
Authorities. —Persian Gulf Gazetteer, 1908.
Lieutenant-Colonel S. B. Miles, December
General Description. —This is a route for animal transport.
Water, Fuel, and Fodder. —-Obtainable at each stage.
Supplies can only be obtained at Saham and Dhank. There
are livestock and date palms at all the villages en route.
No. if stage
and total | Details,
SAHAM . ^ A seaport consisting of
a number of separate
quarters totalling 760
houses; population 3,800; a hdzdr of 50 shops, water-supply
from numerous wells; 30 hadans, 40 shashahs; 30 fishing
boats, 30 camels, 40 donkeys, 300 cattle, 300 sheep and goats,
and 15,000 date palms.
1 GHARAIFAH .. 19 m. South-west by west-
The route lies over
19 m. the' maritime plain of
the Batinah, which is uncultivated desert, partly sandy, partly
stony. Before mile 12 the route enters the Wadi 'Ahin, which
is small and narrow.
At mile 12, Falaj-ash-Shakhariyln (R) ; 50 houses, 100
camels, 150 donkeys, 800 sheep and goats. Route No. 61,
Khaburah-Baraimi, is crossed here.
At mile 19, Gharaifah (L); 200 houses, 100 camels, 80
donkeys, 1,000 sheep and goats. Opposite to Gharaifah is
Ghadhaifah (R); 200 houses^ 70 camels, 50 donkeys, 600 sheep
£.nd goats.

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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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