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'Routes in Arabia' [‎299] (332/852)

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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. 83— contd.
Fuel and fodder. —Fuel, and fodder for camels, are obtainable
except 2 and 3, where, however, both might be found in small
quantities at all stages. _ _
Supplies. —Practically non-existent. Livestock is ob
tainable at all stages but 2 and 3, where it is only to bo got if
the Bedouin flocks happen to have found grazing.
SHIHAIR .. . • Sw Route No. 81,
1 GHAIL BAB 20 m. General direction, west
WAZIR. hy north. The route
2o m , runs for the first three
miles along the coast, and then turns inland to Zaghfa, at mile
7, a village with a palm grove. i
The route crosses several small passes in gypsum hills, ana
brackish water is met with twice.
At mile 20 Ghail Bab Wazir, a largo town situated in a senoe
of oases, watered by a warm and bitter stream, which rises under
a hill to the east, where a large reservoir has been dug. i alajs
about 20 feet deep conduct the water to the fields. There are
many acres of tobacco, bananas, maize, cotton, and other crops.
There are ruins in the vicinity. „ , -j m
From here a track runs west by south to Rashmd. 10 mil
away. See Route No. 84, Mukalla-Shibam.
4 SUE AIL A • • 50 m. At first the route
runs north-east, and
m passes through several
At mile 3, village of Bu Bakr. , , A _,
M m ile 11, Gambia, a village with palm groves and abundant
horse fodder. The route then turns north-west up an ascent
of some 2,000 feet; very steep in parts and necessitating dis-
mountins for some of the way. The ground is barren and stony.
Another steep ascent of about 1,000 feet is next
where camels have to be sent up by a very
The route then winds over bare, undulating country,

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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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