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'Routes in Arabia' [‎277] (310/852)

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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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R oute N o . 76— cmtd.
The following additional facts about routes in 'Oman were
supplied by Lieutenant C. H. Gabriel and others from native
information in 1905 :—
(w) Routes from Barkah and Masna'ah to Rustaq converge
at Jammah in Wadi Fara' and thence ascend Wadi
Fara' to Rustaq. Tho distances from Barkah and
Masna'ah, respectively, are 10 and 6 hours by caravan,
(n) A route from Suwaiq to Rustaq reaches Wushail in
Wadi Fara' and thence follows Wadi Fara' to
Rustaq. Distance 8 hours by caravan.
(o) A route from Masna'ah to Dhank lies up Wadi Banl
Ghafir from Dihas to Khafdi; it then reaches Miskin,
in Wadi-al-KabTr. From Miskin, there are alterna
tive ways to Dhank, one via 'Aridh in Wadi-al-KabTr
and Yanqul in Wadi Dhank, the other via Khadal
in Wadi-al-Jailah and Fida in Wadi Dhank. Distance
to Miskin 10 hours by caravan (apparently under
estimated), and thence by the alternative ways 12 and
24 hours, respectively.
(p) A route from Suwaiq to Dhank follows Wadi Bani
Ghafir from Hoqain to Khafdi and beyond that point
is identical with the last route. Total distance 30
hours by caravan.
(q) A route from Khaburah to 'Ibri follows Wadi-al-Hawasi-
nah from Ghaizain to Mijzi, whence Miskin in Wadi-al-
KabTr is reached; from Miskin it continues down
Wadi-al-Kabir toDariz and so to'Ibri. Total distance
24 hours by caravan.
(r) A route from Khaburah joins the ordinary Wadi-al-Jizi
route from Sohar to Baraimi at Sahailah in Wadi-al-
Jizi. Distance from Khaburah to Sahailah 12 hours
by caravan.
(s) There is a route from Saham to Yanqul which goes by
Falaj-ash-Shakhariyin and Wuqbah in Wadi 'Ahin.
Distance 18 hours by caravan.
(i) The way from Yanqul to 'Ibri is vid 'Aridh in Wadi-al-
KabTr, down that wddi to Dariz, and so to 'Ibri.
Distance 9 hours by caravan.
From th« map Itjwould teem that some of the diitancet have been undeiMti*
mated ot that a very high rate of travtl has b*en aunmcd.—C. C, £, U.

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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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